Stacey Solomon was hailed an ‘inspiration’ by fans following her latest bikini photo from holiday.
In the snap posted to her 1.4 million Instagram followers, the pregnant Loose Women panellist can be seen sitting on the side of the pool in an orange bikini with her brunette locks falling down her back.
Alongside the image, the 29 year old wrote: “I honestly love how much stretch marks shine in the sun! Natural glitter. Photo courtesy of Zachary.”
Within seconds of the photo going up, Stacey was inundated with positive messages from her legions of doting fans.
“We need more posts like this! my stomach is absolutely covered in them (second pregnancy adding to it) and sometimes it’s so depressing. Seeing more people embrace them is soooo important and comforting! Well done you for having the balls and confidence to do so. Imagine being a teenager with stretch marks and seeing this post?! What a confidence boost! X,” one person wrote.
Another person quipped: “Absolutely beautiful stretch marks to so down to earth indeed,” whilst a third exclaimed: “You are a true Inspiration to all girls! Flaunt it! look beautiful (I’m a mum of two) with lots of marks.”
Scarlett Moffatt also commented under the image, writing: “Thank you for being you Stacey! I b****y love you xx”.
Clearly overwhelmed with the number of kind messages she had received, Stacey replied to people, saying: “So many lovely #bodypositive comments on here making me smile from ear to ear love u allll”
Stacey shares Zachary with ex-boyfriend Dean Cox, while she is also mum to son Leighton, six, from her relationship with ex Aaron Barham
Joe, meanwhile, has son Harry, 11, with his ex Emma Sophocleous.
Speaking on Loose Women last week, the pregnant star revealed one part of her unborn baby’s name.
While she didn’t reveal the first name that she and former EastEnders star Joe are going to give their child, Stacey did reveal that the surname will more than likely be double-barrelled.
Stacey joked that she could call her child “Vinegar Swash-Solomon”, as she’s craving the food at the moment.
Spilling more information on the surname, Stacey added: “I think we’re going to double-barrel the second name – that is a hot topic!”