Tori Spelling is addressing the controversy.
On Thursday (April 1), the actress posted a photo of herself cradling her stomach along with the caption, “No. 6,” implying she was pregnant.
While many fans congratulated Tori in the comments of her post, some users found it insensitive given how many women struggle with fertility.
As one commenter wrote, “I really hope you aren’t using a pregnancy as an April fools joke considering there are so many women out there who wish they could have just one child. You have been blessed with 5, please have compassion and empathy. This is nothing to joke about!”
Click inside to see her response…
Tori posted a statement to her Instagram addressing the criticism and the intent behind her initial post.
“Every week, magazine and press outlets ask if I am pregnant. To set the record straight, I am not. The fact is, after my fifth baby, my body didn’t bounce back like it had before. That’s when the constant questions of ‘yet another’ pregnancy first began,” she wrote.
“Unless you’re in the public eye, it is hard to understand what it feels like to be body shamed so publicly,” Tori continued. “I feel like I have to constantly defend my body when instead, I should be honouring it for the miracle of life it game me five times.”
“I know that pregnancy is an extreme blessing. And I would never intentionally poke fun at losing a child or not being able to carry one. I myself have miscarried,” she added.
“My post was simply to turn the tables for once on the press. They constantly create wild and often hurtful stories about me, my body, and my family. For those of you that are hurt, I hear you. I love you. I welcome your stories and I will try my best to support you.”
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