She may have given birth to her first child last month, but Ashley James has since made a shocking admission about her pregnancy.
The DJ and TV presenter says she was “really upset” when she discovered she was having a baby boy.
The former Made In Chelsea star welcomed her son Alfie Rivers into the world on 11 January with her partner Tom Andrews.
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Speaking on Made By Mammas: The Podcast, the 33 year old explained that finding out her baby’s gender reminded her of past heartbreak and how she has gotten into her heard that she “didn’t really like men”.
Ashley said: “Tommy and I were both so excited to find out the gender.
“We were excited about the whole process to be honest, but we decided to do the Harmony Test and he was adamant it would be a boy, and I was adamant it would be a girl.”
Revealing Tom’s family thought it was “awful” that she was upset, Ashley continued to podcast hosts Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton: “When we got the call we were at his parents’ house and I couldn’t hide, I was really upset, to the point where him and his family were like: This is awful, why are you upset, it’s great, he’s healthy.’”
The reality TV star continued: “I think from being single so long and having my heart broken a lot, and also there is this kind of like, sort of social media feminism where it’s really popular to be like ‘men are trash’.
“I think I’d really got it in my head to the point where I didn’t really like men.
“It is very common to really want one or the other, and then be disappointed with the outcome.”
Ashley first shared the special news that she was expecting a bundle of joy on 19 July 2020.
She has been extremely honest and open about her journey with motherhood since welcoming her new addition.
From her birthing experience and postpartum figure to struggling to breastfeed, the star has shared all of her experiences on her Instagram account.
Opening up about how she felt about breastfeeding in public, Ashley said: “I know there’s so much stigma and judgement around breastfeeding anyway, and the thought of having to get a boob bigger than my baby’s head out was a terrifying thought.”
But she says her thoughts on the matter have now changed, concluding her post by writing: “I feel sorry for the person who dares to tut or confront me about it once we’re allowed back in public spaces…”