Rosie Connolly has admitted she cries “more than once a week”, in a candid post about her struggles.
The popular influencer, who has over 358k followers on Instagram, has warned fans not to be fooled by what they see on social media.
During an Instagram Q&A, the 30-year-old was asked: “Do you ever struggle as a mum? And not look so glam? Don’t no how u do it.” [sic]
Posting an exhausted selfie, the mum-of-two replied: “I cannot tell you how much I struggle at times… honestly!”
“Having suffered with post natal depression after both my babies, and long term anxiety since I was 18, it’s something I have to deal with year on year.”
“I’m still on medication now for my PND and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ve been on and off meds over the years and they really did help me when I couldn’t help myself.”
“I’ve also started seeing a Reiki healer/empowerment coach which has been great. Can’t wait to get back to her when we can.”
Rosie added: “But please just know I do not have my s*** together, I cry more than once a week, I have plenty of days where I can’t think of anything worse than putting on makeup and getting dressed up or taking pictures.”
“Just know that you’re doing your best. Like I always say, my Insta feed is about 5% of my life, the shiny, polished side. That’s not my day to day real life!”
Rosie shares two kids with her husband Paul Quinn – Harry, 6, and Remi, who will be 2 next month.
The Dublin native is also step mum to Paul’s 8-year-old son Reuben.
During her Q&A, Rosie opened up about navigating life as a blended family.
The 30-year-old said: “I am far from an expert on this but my only advice I can give is give it time and always put the kids first.”
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“All relationships take work, and this is no different! Once the kids are loved, happy and content, the rest is a bonus!”
Rosie added: “We’re in a super situation now but again, that doesn’t happen overnight and I certainly had a lot to learn as a step mum.”
“The kids couldn’t be happier which is all we want. When everyone’s priority is the same, it will usually work out.”