Former WAG and mother of three Abby Gilmore goes back to trolls asking “why don’t you get a real job?” while defending her living as an Instagram influencer
Former WAG Abby Gilmore has defended her career as an influencer on social media and says she finds it “bizarre” when people ask why she doesn’t get a “real job.”
Abby, the ex-partner of Essendon Bombers star Jake Stringer, revealed on Saturday that she often finds herself explaining her profession to strangers.
She insisted that many people make money on social media by doing what they love today, and that her career is hardly unusual.
Knockback: Former WAG Abby Gilmore has defended her career as a social media influencer, saying she finds it “bizarre” when people ask why she doesn’t get a “real job.” Shown with her ex-partner Jake Stringer on September 28, 2015 in Melbourne
Considered one of the more controversial “ mom bloggers, ” Abby makes money by selling sponsored posts on Instagram and hosting self-improvement workshops for women.
In a series of Instagram stories addressed to her critics, she said, ‘What’s a real job? I would like to know.
That quote you see around: “If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. “Because I love what I do, people think I don’t work.
Statement: Abby revealed on Saturday that she often finds herself explaining her profession to strangers. In a series of Instagram stories, she said, ‘I understand this is social media and it’s Instagram, but this is still a job. I earn money. I can support my family ‘
I understand this is social media and it’s Instagram, but this is still a job. I earn money. I can support my family. ‘
She continued: She added: “Gone are those traditions … that you go to a job you don’t enjoy, nine to five, [and] come home. People are now doing so much of their own things that they love, and it’s a job. ‘
Abby is also a mother of three, which she says is comparable to a full-time job for many women.
Job: Abby, considered one of the more controversial ‘mom bloggers’, makes money by selling sponsored posts on Instagram and organizing self-improvement workshops for women
“Their job is priceless. It is such a difficult job. Literally so hard, physically, emotionally, in every way, “she said.
And yet people say, “What else do you do? Are you planning to find a job? “My children are now five, four and one. I shouldn’t even be expected to do that if I don’t want to because what I do enough – along with so many other women at home who don’t make a single dollar and yet their work is absolutely priceless. ‘
Abby split from AFL player Jake, 26, in 2016, and the pair later got involved in a bitter public feud.
The former couple have two daughters, four-year-old Arlo and five-year-old Milla.
Abby is now in a relationship with a man named Leighroy Wellington, who is the father of her one-year-old son, Mason James.