Danielle Lloyd has claimed she was “forced” to have facial fillers after cruel trolls mocked her appearance.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star told ITV’s Lorraine she felt pressured to alter her looks after being bombarded with nasty comments following the birth of son Ronnie, six months.
“I had said in the past I’d never have anything done to my face but I just felt so down by what they said that I felt forced into getting the fillers done,” she said.
Danielle, 34, read out some examples of the vile messages she’d received which included: “Odd-shaped, botched up body. She’s rough and undesirable. She needs to face up to the fact she’s completely lost her looks. Her face is monstrous and frightful. She looks like a bloke.”
The mum of four said it was particularly upsetting as she’d just given birth to her fourth son and didn’t really need the extra stress of people commenting on her appearance.
“They said I was overweight and looked haggard and horrid,” she recalled.
“One, I’ve just had a baby and two, I’m not getting any sleep. It was a really tough time. I think that experience has made me want to talk about it as people shouldn’t have to go through this. I shouldn’t be getting this abuse every day.”
Danielle admitted she hadn’t come off social media despite the abuse.
She also said fiancé Michael O’Neill had been an incredible support to her, saying: “He gave me very sound advice. He’s been amazing and he told me to just be the best mum I can me and forget about what they’re saying. They got to you once, don’t let them get to you again.”
The star also said she was fed up with anonymous social media users targeting her children.
As well as being mum to Ronnie with Michael, Danielle has sons Archie, seven, Harry, six, and four-year-old George with ex-husband Jamie O’Hara.
Danielle said: “It’s just absolutely disgusting. As an older person you can sometimes take it, but to go after a child is absolutely disgusting. There has to be something wrong with them to be talking about a kid that way.
“Eventually [my kids] will go online and I know that, but right now I’m trying to protect them as a mum as much as I can.
“Something needs to be done.”
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Danielle said she’d love to face the trolls in person and see if they say to her face what they say online.
She added: “I just think it needs to be talked about more. It doesn’t just happen to me. It happens to so many people in this country and the world and maybe there needs to be a law against it.”
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