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TV personality Shelly Horton shares the one comment about being childless that got under her skin

Television personality and host Shelly Horton shared the overnight message she received from an online troll who managed to get under her skin.

The 48-year-old Australian journalist took to Instagram on Thursday with a screenshot of an email from ‘Garth Jensen’ labeling Horton as an ‘obese feminist’ who he would like to ‘get off the TV’.

The full email read: ‘I’m so glad you don’t have kids, now just getting you off the TV would be the best Christmas present a man could ask for. Obese feminist is nothing to be proud of.”

Ms. Horton has been open about why she doesn’t want children with her husband in the past, and they are perfectly happy raising a family with two dogs.

The 48-year-old Australian journalist took to Instagram on Thursday with a screenshot of an email from 'Garth Jensen' labeling Horton as an 'obese feminist' who he would like to see 'off TV'.

The 48-year-old Australian journalist took to Instagram on Thursday with a screenshot of an email from ‘Garth Jensen’ labeling Horton as an ‘obese feminist’ who he would like to see ‘off TV’.

But on Friday, the Queenslander admitted the message had 'reached her', despite its foul language and inconsistencies

But on Friday, the Queenslander admitted the message had ‘reached her’, despite its foul language and inconsistencies

But on Friday, the Queenslander admitted that the message had “reached her”, despite the foul language and inconsistencies.

“Trolls like Garth don’t usually worry me. I get messages like that a lot, as do most women in the media,” she said the next day.

“But I’ve been working really long hours on some big new projects (plus a great night at the Logies), so I was tired and it got under my skin.

“Thank you all for being my cheerleader. It felt like a warm hug. I’ll be on vacation in Maui in a week. Suck that Garth!’

Ms Horton’s fan base was adamant that she didn’t let a comment from the anonymous man get through to her.

Recently, she has talked about her suffering from anxiety and bouts of “extreme emotions” as a result of perimenopause.

Perimenopause refers to when your body makes the transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years.

Shelly Horton Reveals She Sometimes Has Emotional Days When She's

Shelly Horton Reveals She Sometimes Has Emotional Days When She’s “Crying Well” Despite Perimenopause Hormone Replacement Therapy And Antidepressants

In May, the usually bright and bubbly personality took to Instagram with a tearful video in which she admitted that she felt overwhelmed and not “bounce back” like she used to.

“I had a day yesterday and even though I’ve been on hormone replacement therapy and antidepressants for a year, maybe even more, I just got overwhelmed,” she said.

“I’ve got a lot of work to do and I’m noticing that I don’t jump from project to project like I used to,” said the self-proclaimed workaholic.

She captioned the video explaining that it was the first time she’d cried “in ages.”

“I feel better, but not 100 percent today. I give myself permission to slow down,” she said.

Ms. Horton revealed when she first started experiencing perimenopause symptoms, she turned into a completely different person.

The hit TV personality said she felt unusually unhappy when she first started perimenopause, but wasn't sure why

The hit TV personality said she felt unusually unhappy when she first started perimenopause, but wasn’t sure why

Her personality and ‘get them’ attitude was replaced by waves of sadness and even an inability to get out of bed.

Coinciding with the Covid lockdowns, she initially blamed the pandemic for her woes before discovering that her symptoms were related to her changing hormones.

One of those symptoms is dry eyes.

“Reason 476 why perimenopause is bad — you get dry, so when your estrogen levels drop, women experience dryness,” she said in a statement. video shared on Instagram.

Now Ms. Horton keeps her followers up to date — and has become passionate about sharing the realities of menopause with other women

Now Ms. Horton keeps her followers up to date — and has become passionate about sharing the realities of menopause with other women

At the moment, the 48-year-old, who is from the Gold Coast in Queensland, has painful dry eyes, causing them to turn red

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At the moment, the 48-year-old, who is from the Gold Coast in Queensland, has painful dry eyes, causing them to turn red. “Reason 476 why perimenopause sucks – you get dry, so when your estrogen levels drop, women experience dryness,” she said in a video shared to Instagram

“Some women get dry skin, others get dry in the nose, what I’m getting right now is dry eyes,” she said.

In the one minute video, Ms Horton’s eyes looked sore with visible bloodstains on the eyeballs.

Concerned about the symptom, she visited an optometrist who confirmed it’s part of perimenopause — and her fake eyelashes aren’t helping with the situation.

“I now have to use gel eye drops — not just like the tear substitutes, the thick, lubricating gel eye drops, and also some warm compresses to soothe them,” she said.

Concerned about the symptom, she visited an optometrist who confirmed it's part of perimenopause - and her fake eyelashes aren't helping the situation

Concerned about the symptom, she visited an optometrist who confirmed it’s part of perimenopause – and her fake eyelashes aren’t helping the situation

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause means ‘around menopause’ and refers to the time when your body makes its natural transition into menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years

Women start perimenopause at different ages

You may notice signs of progression toward menopause in your 40s, such as irregular periods. But some women notice changes as early as their thirties

Source: mayo clinic

Ms Horton also laughed when she said that her vagina feels like a ‘sandbox’ due to perimenopause.

She ended the video by thanking “peri” and calling it “the gift that keeps on giving.”

The video helped educate other women in their 40s about the symptoms to watch out for.

“I feel the same pain!” commented one woman, another added, ‘Dry eyes and dry skin here. Thanks for keeping it real Shelly!’

“This explains a lot,” added another.

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