Storm Keating has furiously retaliated against judgmental trolls who “shamed her skinny.”
Ronan Keating’s wife took to Instagram on Tuesday night, where she posted a lengthy caption stating, “There’s nothing unhealthy about me!” and labeled the negative comments about her figure “absurd and rude.”
In addition to photos of herself dressed in a pink bikini, the fashion designer, 39, also claimed she’s been skinny all her life, admitting she’s been insecure about her body for “many years.”
Not have! Ronan Keating’s wife Storm, 39, took to Instagram on Tuesday night to furiously hit back at judgmental trolls who “skinned her skinny”
Storm explained how she decided to address comments about her size after Instagram users criticized a photo she shared of herself and her oldest child, son Cooper.
The mother of two wrote: ‘Last week I posted a picture of myself with my son on the beach. I was surprised when my post was met by some judgmental comments about my body size.
“It didn’t bother me at first because I know how these things go, but as the post started to get more and more attention and the press started writing about it too, I decided it would be constructive to to grab.
“Not just for me, but for all women who are in some way in a similar position to me.”
Not okay! Storm decided to address comments about her size after Instagram users criticized a photo she shared of herself and her oldest child, son Cooper (pictured)
How it is! “There’s nothing unhealthy about me!” Storm insisted when explaining that she’s been skinny all her life, calling the negative comments about her figure “absurd and rude”
The blonde beauty went on to reveal that she has endured skinny shaming all her life and didn’t feel “feminine or feminine” because she was curvy.
Storm wrote: ‘Firstly, I’m no stranger to people judging my body size, I’ve been thin all my life, like many other members of my extended family.
“As a kid I took unflattering nicknames like Skelator, Toothpick & Twiggy and felt like a boy because I didn’t have curves and tits.
“I was insecure about my body for years and didn’t feel feminine or ‘feminine’ because a strong message has been perpetuated that this is what it takes to look like a ‘real woman’.
‘As I got older I started to enjoy the benefits of having ‘lean genes’ and today I’m thankful that I can eat what I want, when I want, and without having to worry about dieting or regular exercise .’
Despite not being afraid to gain weight, Storm explained that people’s assumptions about slim women are often wrong, and criticized anyone who posted negatively about women’s shapes and sizes.
She continued: ‘Unfortunately there is still a downside – this is that some people assume that all women with light frames do not eat. This is just not true and besides being frustrating, this is where it gets insulting.
One comment on my previous post claimed that the photo of my son and I on the beach was promoting a negative body image, which basically means I shouldn’t post photos of myself and my kids on the beach because of the way I look when wearing a swimsuit. That’s absurd and rude.
“Comments like this are counterproductive in an age where we’re trying to encourage women to be comfortable in their own skin and accept that women come in all shapes and sizes — just because we might be taller or thinner than the ‘norm’ does” t means we are unhealthy.
“There is nothing unhealthy about me or my diet and I would like to think that I am promoting a positive social media presence that focuses on healthy values, family, kindness and love.”
Supportive: Ronan showed his support for Storm’s post by responding, “I love you, my girl. My world. Beautiful inside and out’
In love: The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia and got married in 2015
Ronan showed his support for Storm’s post by responding, “I love you, my girl. My world. Beautiful inside and out.’
Storm gave birth to daughter Coco last March and also shares son Cooper with husband Ronan Keating.
The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia.
They married in a romantic Scottish ceremony in 2015 before announcing in December 2016 that they were expecting their first child.
Ronan shares three other children with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly: daughters Missy, 19, and Ali, 15, and son Jack, 21.
Family: Storm gave birth to daughter Coco in March last year and also shares four-year-old son Cooper with the musician (pictured last year)