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Saturday 8th August 2020

Charley Webb admits family life can be stressful at times

Emmerdale star praised for her honesty by fans

Charley Webb has got real about the facade versus the reality of social media.

The Emmerdale actress, 32, shared that she'd had a wonderful day with her family.

However, she went on to say that there have been plenty of stressful and less than perfect family days during lockdown.

She admitted to having some "stressful" days "from start to finish".

She also encouraged her some 466,000 Instagram followers not be too hard on themselves.

Charley Webb on lockdown

Charley Webb (with husband Matthew Wolfenden) explained that not all elements of her family life are shared on social media (Credit Splashnews.com)

Posing for an adorable photo with her husband Matthew Wolfenden, and sons Buster, Bowie and Ace, she wrote: "Little family. Today has been such a lovely Sunday.

"Bowie has spent hours doing crafts, we’ve watched a film.

"We’ve been for a long walk and this afternoon we’re having a roast with our little bubble (@missemmaatkins).

"Some days are not like this though, some days are stressful from start to finish and I’m really not just saying that.

Charley Webb praised for truth about family life

Charley is currently on maternity leave from her role as Debbie Dingle on soap Emmerdale (credit ITV)

"Some days I can’t wait for bedtime.

"I’m so aware of people feeling like rubbish when they’re on social media because everyone’s life looks so perfect and theirs isn’t.

"Remember, people only post what they want you to see. Happy Sunday."

Dozens of users praised the soap star for her candid words.

One user replied: "The most beautiful family, such an important message! hope you’re keeping safe & well."

Another posted: "So true, yesterday was one of those days, the kids were feral, I could have cried most of the time and counted down to bedtime xxx."

And a third penned: "Gorgeous photo, and thank you for being honest. People need to hear this xx."

Charley is well loved by her fans for being honest about her motherhood journey.

Charley Webb on postnatal depression

Back in May she opened up about her battle with postnatal depression.

Taking to Instagram again, she shared: "I suffered with post natal depression after Buster which I didn’t realise at the time.

"With Bowie I was so aware how I felt before that I really managed things much better.

"I made sure I got him in a routine really early on and for me, I think that helped me (I’m a bit of a control freak).

"The jump from 2-3 I found the hardest. Luckily Ace is a really good baby but suddenly there’s more of them than there is of you.

"As I’ve got older (and had more babies) I’ve learnt that talking to friends and being honest with how I’m feeling has been the best thing for me.

"That would be my biggest piece of advice, be honest, be truthful. No feelings are wrong, no matter what they are. We all have good days and bad and that’s ok."

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