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Stacey Solomon feels ‘guilty about accepting freebies’ – because she couldn’t afford a pram during first pregnancy

The TV personality lived a very different life before she found fame on The X Factor


Stacey Solomon has admitted that she feels “guilty” about accepting freebies, as she spoke out about¬†the differences between her third pregnancy and her first.

The star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Joe Swash, but she is also already mum to Zachary, 11, and Leighton, 7.

Stacey fell pregnant with Zachary when she was just 17, and was living a very different life to the one she lives now.

Speaking to This Is Mothership’s Gemma and Sam, Stacey said: “When you get to be well known and in a privileged position you get given stuff.”

“I remember being pregnant with Leighton and even this time, people have given me stuff.

“I was thinking ‘oh my goodness’, I remember when I was pregnant with my first Zac I couldn’t even afford a pram, I had to get milk tokens to get milk. It’s such a weird universe, that makes you feel guilty.”

Stacey is regularly praised for how real she comes across on social media, especially when it comes to her pregnancy woes.

Recently, the mum-to-be was commended for sharing a picture of her hairy tummy.

Speaking about the reaction, Stacey said: “That wasn’t even about being honest, it was more like I didn’t want to go to the doctors, so was like ‘is this normal?!'”

“People say, ‘Oh when you posted that you made me feel normal,’ but when I posted it and people commented, it made me feel normal.”

“You do it because we all have our own insecurities and we all have questions we want to ask so when you get that influx of support and kindness, there’s nothing that makes me feel better than that… it gives you faith in humanity.”