Jacqueline Jossa has opened up about how being a mum to two young children is “hard work” and tiring.
The former EastEnders star, 25, took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of herself looking tired as she cuddled her three-year-old daughter Ella and newborn little girl, Mia.
Jacqueline, who welcomed Mia last week, captioned the candid shot: “Me and my girlies, yes I am tired, yes it is hard work!”
Me and my girlies 💞 yes I am tired, yes it is hard work! I’m actually feeling quite lucky with these 2 girls there both (fingers crossed) being angels, I know it’s only been 11 days 👀😂 but so far so good! I know I look tired, I’m aware it’s not the best picture of me, but it’s a picture of me and my girls and I bloody love it. I hope everyone has a great weekend we have lots of fun planned! 💞👩👧👧#girlstrip
She said she feels lucky that her two girls are “being angels”.
The actress continued: “I know it’s only been 11 days but so far so good!
“I know I look tired, I’m aware it’s not the best picture of me, but it’s a picture of me and my girls and I bloody love it.”
She then told her 1.3 million followers they have “lots of fun planned” for the weekend.
The star’s fans were quick to praise the doting mum for showing the “real side” of coping with a newborn.
One person said: “Stop apologising for looking tired, you’re a new mummy with an already active little girl!”
Another wrote: “Who doesn’t look tired after one child- let alone two! I think you all look beautiful!”
“Nice to see a real picture of a real mum,” a third added.
Earlier this week, the star – who played Lauren Branning in the BBC soap – reflected on being a mum to two girls.
In the pic, Jacqueline looks radiant as she cradles Mia, who is asleep on her mum’s chest.
Jacqueline wrote: “Me and my darling Mia, she is 2 days old here bless her!
“Having 2 is different, but it is so amazing, I love seeing how Ella is with her little baby sister and how helpful and understanding she is towards me and how much I can and can’t do.”
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Jacqueline gushed that she “couldn’t ask for a better family” that is “filled with strong women”.
The proud mum added: “My girls are my absolute world and I can’t actually get over how lucky I am.”
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