I’m ‘Proud’ of My Kids Amid Abs-Shaming Drama

Ignoring the haters. Jessie James Decker opened up concerning the backlash she obtained after sharing a photograph of her youngsters’s abs final month.

The “I Nonetheless Love You” singer, 34 — who shares daughter Vivianne, 8, and sons Eric Jr., 7, and Forrest, 4, with husband Eric Decker — made headlines over Thanksgiving weekend after posting a picture of her children on trip. The little ones proudly posed for the digital camera of their bathing fits, however body-shamers instantly criticized the children’ physiques — and their abs specifically.

“I really feel like I do know what an excellent mother I’m, and I do know my reality. So, it doesn’t trouble me,” the Dancing With the Stars alum informed Fox Information on Friday, December 30, about her response to the cruel feedback, including that she doesn’t “assume too deep” about it and is aware of it “comes with the territory [of being famous].”

James Decker and her husband, 35, “tune out the noise,” she defined, noting that the pair are “proud” of their children for being lively and excelling in sports activities.

Within the quick aftermath of the feedback, the Kittenish founder didn’t maintain again when discussing her ideas concerning the on-line hate she and her youngsters obtained. Hours after the criticism got here pouring in, James Decker informed one Instagram commenter, “It’s a tragic world we reside in as we speak when having wholesome match children who’re tremendous lively, play sports activities [and] construct muscle naturally is ‘bizarre.’”

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In response to a different troll, the nation singer wrote, “From one mom to a different. Please don’t name my youngsters’s look unusual simply because they don’t look the way in which you assume they need to? It’s unkind ❤️.”

The next day, James Decker continued to defend her youngsters on social media and elaborate on her ideas about physique picture.

“Once I posted the pix of our trip and included the children fooling around flexing on the seaside on our thanksgiving journey I had NO clue it might get the response it did,” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “However Being accused of photoshopping abs on my children (I can’t assist however snigger) or … the polar reverse over ‘overtraining’ our children makes me understand how weird our world has gotten concerning the physique and what’s regular and what’s not.”

Whereas a number of celebs got here to the Deckers’ protection — together with Candace Cameron Bure, Victoria Fuller, Jamie Lynn Spears and extra — the household quickly poked enjoyable on the backlash in a holiday-themed Instagram submit a number of days later.

“Santa says drink your milk,” James Decker captioned a photograph of the previous NFL star posing shirtless on December 1, quipping, “These are faux abs.”

As the style designer places the drama behind her, she’s gearing up for her annual gig choosing the Powerball winner on Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.

“I at all times get so giddy and so enthusiastic about it,” she informed Fox Information on Friday. “I like listening to [the winners’] tales … their journey … and the way a lot it might imply to them and what they wish to do with it.”

Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest begins at 8 P.M. ET/7 P.M. CT on ABC December 31.