It’s set to be the happiest day of their life, but just weeks before Coronation Street star Sam Aston’s wedding to fiancée Briony Gardner, she’s been forced to defend herself from trolls.
The yoga teacher hit back at nasty comments branding her “stuck up,” telling fans: “I teeter between love and hate of myself.”
Beside a natural selfie, Briony wrote: “I’ve been told a couple of times in the past week that people thought I seemed stuck up before they met me.
“And I get that, it’s okay, so don’t worry. But hey, I’m sat here with my crooked teeth that are stained from too much curry and wine, my eyebrows I still can’t draw on well despite doing them for the last 8 years, my hair that’s been bleached and skin that’s seen many glorious days☀️.
“I teeter between love and hate of my torso and everything attached to it. And I’m no better than you. No wiser, prettier, richer or more at peace than you. We are more alike than you think, let’s be open eh✨.”
She also shared another post, writing: “You’re gonna be too much for some people. You’re gonna be too loud, too daring, too honest, too fiery. But it isn’t about you, it’s about them. Maybe they haven’t found their voice, maybe they’re not as brave as they’d like to be, maybe they struggle to open up, maybe they haven’t yet found their fire inside.
“Give them time, don’t abandon them, because you’re quite possibly their biggest inspiration.🌱✨.”
Sam, 23, – best known for playing Chesney Brown on the ITV soap – has been with Briony nearly seven years and recently called her “my little piranha fish ❤️,” in a sweet Instagram post.
The happy couple got engaged in June 2017, after five years together.
They’re due to marry this year and Briony shared a series of pictures from her fun-looking hen do this weekend – which featured a party bus and a whole lot of Abba music.
Calling herself the “luckiest bride to be,” Briony thanked her friends and loved ones – particularly her “beautiful bridesmaids.”
Beside one shot with her mum, she sweetly wrote: “Wearing the veil and garter my mum got married in 36 years ago, surrounded by the bestest bridesmaids in the world, I’m the luckiest girl there ever was❤️✨.”
We think these two make a lovely – and very down-to-earth – couple. Ignore the trolls, Briony, and have a wonderful wedding day.
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