Love Island’s Jess Shears has hit back at online trolls who criticised her for working out in the gym soon after the birth of birth of her child.
The reality star, 26, recently confirmed she and husband Dom Lever had welcomed their first child just days ago with the snap of the tot’s tiny feet.
But Jess was faced with backlash after she shared a snap of herself with her stomach visible and told how she was back exercising in the gym.
Speaking out: Jess Shears, 26, has hit back at online trolls who criticised her for working out in the gym soon after the birth of birth of her child (pictured with Dom Lever in June 2019)
Not about to take the criticism lying down, Jess fired back and told the trolls that they didn’t know when she gave birth and told them to stop making assumptions.
She wrote: ‘Can people stop assuming they know anything about the birth of our child.
‘Just because we chose to share an image yesterday does not mean that’s when they ere born. Dom, baby and I are happy, healthy and recovering at our own rate.’
Jess shared a look at her workout as she lifted dumbbells in the gym with her other half Dom, 28.
Trolls: Jess was faced with backlash after she shared a snap of herself with her stomach visible and told how she was back exercising in the gym
In the short video shared on her Instagram, Jess looked radiant as she relaxed in a white T-shirt, which was tied in the middle, and black bottoms.
The beauty wore her blonde locks down and appeared to have a touch of mascara and lipstick on.
As she smiled at the camera Jess played with her baby’s foot and tipped the camera to show a glimpse of their little one.
New mother: Jess Shears, 26, looked radiant just days after giving birth to her first child with Dom Lever, 28, in a short video shared on Instagram on Sunday
New parents: Dom posted on his Instagram story on Sunday showing he was already back in the gym with his wife, whose baby bump could hardly be seen as she lifted dumbbells
In Dom’s clip of them getting some alone time in the gym, the reality star can be seen in the mirror wearing shorts and a long-sleeved white top.
Jess was seen lifting dumbbells while lying on a bench in a tight black outfit, showing just a hint of her baby bump.
On Saturday, the couple, who met on the ITV2 reality show two years ago, shared sweet snaps of their newborn, but did not reveal the sex or name of the baby.
Workout: Jess wore a tight black ensemble for the visit to the gym while Dom sported a white long-sleeved top and black shorts
Jess simply wrote ‘Baby Lever’ next to the adorable photograph of her baby sleeping in a white baby-grow, while her husband Dom posted a shot of himself walking away carrying their child in a car seat, which he captioned ‘baby we did it.’
The beauty also took to her Instagram stories to share Dom’s post, adding the heartwarming caption: ‘My whole world’ followed by a red heart emoji.
A couple of hours later, Dom followed suit, sharing a snap of Jess when heavily pregnant, writing: ‘So much respect and love for everything you’ve done’ alongside a red heart.
Adorable: Jess shared another picture of her new addition to Instagram on Sunday and captioned the sweet image with a baby emoji
New addition: She simply wrote ‘Baby Lever’ next to the cute photograph of her tiny baby sleeping in a white baby-grow on Saturday
After sharing their exciting news on Instagram, their comments were flooded with congratulatory messages from fellow celebrities.
Amber Davies, who won Love Island series three, was first to send her best wishes, with co-star Camilla Thurlow close behind.
TOWIE’s Lauren Pope, Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison and RHOC star Christine McGuinness also sent messages of congratulations.
Jess and Dom announced that they were expecting their first child in May 2019, seven months after tying the knot.
Congratulations! Jess and Dom shared sweet snaps of them taking their adorable newborn home on Instagram on Saturday (Pictured July 2019)
Proud dad: Dom posted a shot of himself walking away carrying their child in a car seat, which he captioned ‘baby we did it’
In a candid interview with new! magazine following the announement, the stunning model explained and her husband why they decided to wait five months until sharing the news of their pregnancy.
‘Jess’ blood is rhesus negative, which means there could be a risk for the baby’, Dom said, revealing his wife’s rare blood type.
Rhesus disease is a condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman’s blood destroy her baby’s blood cells.
Respect! Dom shared a snap of Jess when heavily pregnant, writing: ‘So much respect and love for everything you’ve done’ alongside a red heart after the couple announced their news
It only happens when the mother has rhesus-negative blood (RhD negative) and the baby in her womb has rhesus-positive blood (RhD positive). The mother must have also been previously sensitised to RhD-positive blood.
The honey-blonde beauty explained: ‘I didn’t know it was a thing until recently and it can cause miscarriages. I wanted to make sure everything was good with the baby and it also gave us a bit of time to enjoy it together.’
At the end of September, the brunette beauty revealed that she was well overdue as she eagerly awaited the end of her pregnancy, lamenting her ‘swollen face’ in a throwback selfie.
Where it all began: The couple met on ITV2 reality show Love Island two years ago (pictured together on Love Island in 2017)
The reality star posted the snap after fans speculated that she had gone into labour weeks ago, following a cryptic snap by her husband Dom.
In the snap, Jess shared a close-up of her made-up face as she awaited the end of her nine-month pregnancy, with the caption: ‘Throwback can’t wait not to have a swollen face and 1000 chins.’
On September 21 Dom posted a cryptic snap with his pet dog, with the caption reading: ‘Don’t worry son we’ve got this.’
While the star could have been referencing his dog, the post was still flooded with comments from fans who were convinced that Jess had given birth.
We’re having a baby! In May Jess and Dom announced that they were expecting their first child, seven months after they tied the knot in October 2018
This came ten days after Jess and Dom took to social media to reveal that their baby was overdue.
Dom shared a video of an iconic Friends clip, in which a heavily pregnant Rachel surpasses her due date, with the caption, ‘Totally us right now.’
The camera then panned to Jess, who cradled her growing bump while clad in a pink dressing gown, with the beauty laughing at the scene.
Candid: In an interview with new! magazine in May, the stunning model explained and her husband why they decided to wait five months until sharing the news of their pregnancy
Cryptic: On September 21 Dom sparked speculation that Jess had gone into a labour with a cryptic social media
What’s happening? The post sent tongues wagging, as Dom posted the snap with the message ‘Don’t worry son we’ve got this’
The pair met on Love Island in 2017 and became the first contestants to have sex in the secret hideaway.
They became engaged after three months of dating and married in a romantic ceremony in the Greek Island of Mykonos in October 2018.
The pair became the second couple from the ITV2 show to say ‘I do’, weeks after Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen married in a lavish Essex ceremony.
Expectant: Jess awaited the end of pregnancy in September, as she lamented her ‘swollen face’ in a throwback selfie and confirmed she was overdue
Glowing! The reality star confessed her true feelings next to the snap
In February 2018, Jess and Dom ‘tied the knot’ in a fake wedding during a Valentine’s Day themed episode Good Morning Britain.
The couple stripped down to minimal clothing as they entered into a playful ceremony with presenter Richard Arnold, who had been ordained for the occasion.
Jess and Dom announced their pregnancy seven months later in May.
Still no baby: This came ten days after Jess and Dom took to social media to reveal that their baby was overdue, with an iconic Friends clip