Stacey Solomon reveals ‘all I felt was shame’ during teenage pregnancy

She welcomed her son Zachary at 17

Stacey Solomon

by Marianna Manson |
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Stacey Solomon has opened up about being pregnant for the first time at 17, admitting that judgement from others was the hardest bit.

The Loose Woman is now mum to Zachary, 12, Leighton, eight, and in 2019 welcomed baby Rex with her partner Joe Swash.

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Stacey and her mum with newborn Zach ©ITV

But despite being a doting mother and one of Instagram’ biggest ‘mummy influencers’, she didn’t take immediately to her new role when she first fell pregnant as a teenager in 2007.

"I just remember feeling so ashamed," she told fellow Loose Women panellists Nadia Sawalha, Frankie Bridges and newbie Charlene White.

"I know that sounds awful but when I was pregnant with Zach, all I felt the whole way through was shame. I looked like a baby as well. I looked about six."

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Stacey with her two sons at Disneyland

Stacey took Leighton and Zachary to Disneyland this summer.

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In the bath

Stacey received some backlash for taking baths with her sons, but she refused to change her parenting methods just to make some trolls happy.

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Holiday in Cyprus

The family enjoyed a holiday in Cyprus.

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Snuggled on the sofa

The Loose Woman recently reached out for advice, wondering at what age most parents are letting their kids have mobile phones.

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Family time

Joe got in on the action for this big family cuddle.

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The trio on a teacup

The three musketeers had a snap taken on a teacup ride at a theme park.

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Ben 10 fans

Stacey uploaded this adorable picture of her two lads dressed up as their favourite TV character - Ben 10.

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Matching pyjamas

How cute! We wish it was this easy to get kids to wear matching pyjamas...

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Sunny Southend

Stacey's fans were overjoyed that she had taken her children to visit Southend beach.

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Lazy Sundays

Stacey uploaded this super sweet snap of herself and Leighton enjoying a lazy Sunday lie-in.

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Birthday cake pops

Stacey and Leighton enjoyed some cute cake pops for his fifth birthday in May 2017.

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Meeting Mickey Mouse

The met Mickey Mouse on their trip to Disneyland.

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First day back at school

Even celebs get all mushy when they see their little 'uns going off to school.

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Yoga time!

They sure know how to have fun. Stacey, Leighton and Zachary enjoyed some relaxing yoga.

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She added, "I think people just looked and were like, 'ugh, why is she pregnant?' Maybe it's a bit of a trauma I just haven't addressed.”

Speaking of breaking the news to her parents that she was expecting, Stacey added, "The thought that my parents knew I'd had sex made me die.

"Even though they were really upset with me, and hurt and disappointed, they never told me whether I should go ahead and have the baby or not have the baby.


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"Which at the time was absolute turmoil because all I wanted was for my mum and dad to tell me what to do."

Earlier this year Stacey confirmed that she and Joe weren’t hanging about and would be getting married later this year,after over five years of dating.

And it looks as though her future hubby is less than thrilled that she may not be taking his last name, after she admitted, “I feel really sad about losing my surname. Is that silly? It's my mum and dad's name. It's me. It's who I am.”

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