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Pregnant Luisa Zissman sparks debate over plans for child-free holiday

The former Apprentice candidate is expecting her third child

Pregnant Luisa Zissman sparked a parenting debate after posting about plans to enjoy a blissful child-free holiday following the birth of her third child.

The former Apprentice candidate, 30, uploaded a dreamy photo of a tropical destination alongside the caption: “The one thing getting me through this pregnancy is going here next year child free!! Please time hurry up. Bring back the skinny and the cocktails.”

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One fan predicted Luisa was going to get some flak for the “child free” remark, to which she agreed, saying: “I know. I don’t care live for the child-free time with my hubbie! Bye babies!”

And that fan was right, as some followers didn’t agree with Luisa’s plans to enjoy a child-free vacation, or comments about pregnancy.

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One wrote: “Why are you already wanting to leave your baby I don’t get that.”

Another said: “A lot of women can’t get pregnant… this may hurt a lot of women’s feelings. The holiday is definitely something to look forward too… but embrace your pregnancy & getting fat, you’re lucky enough to carry a baby!!”

Luisa is pregnant with her third child
Luisa is pregnant with her third child [Credit: Instagram]

A third said: “You’re having a baby, it’s not a life sentence…..so negative, some would question why you are bothering to have another.”

Luisa, however, was quick to defend herself, saying: “Just because I don’t like being pregnant doesn’t mean I don’t like the baby afterwards.

Luisa first found fame on The Apprentice
Luisa first found fame on The Apprentice [Credit: FameFlynet UK]

“Also I go on around prob 6 family holidays a year. One holiday child-free with my hubbie is something to look forward to and again a week away from them hardly warrants a comment of “what’s the point in having kids?”

“I don’t have a nanny, I’m always with my little ones. But defo love bedtime and relaxing and adore my break with my hubbie.”

She also told one follower: “I don’t understand couples who don’t want to spend time alone! I always think there is something wrong with their marriage!”

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Luisa received plenty of support from fellow mums who agreed with her about the importance of enjoying time away from their children.

One said: “It’s not about wanting to leave your babies, it’s about wanting to remember that you’re still a person, still a wife. Not just a mother! Mothers can embrace parenthood and crave child free space all at the same time! They’re human! The holiday looks amazing. You’ll have an amazing time.”

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Another agreed, saying: “Couldn’t agree more! My partner and I always have a few long weekends away child free, probably judged, don’t care.”

And a third remarked: “I totally get this! As a mum of two girls life is hectic and it’s hard to make time with your partner. Any child-free time is a blessing. It’s important to remember you were a partnership before you were parents.”

Luisa is already mum to daughter Dixie from her marriage to ex-husband Oliver Zissman, and daughter Indigo with husband Andrew Collins.

The businesswoman announced her third pregnancy in June.

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