STACEY Solomon likens her stretchmarks to guitar strings as she cradles baby Rex.
The 29-year-old singer and presenter proudly showed off the lines on her chest as she cradled her newborn – who she has with boyfriend Joe Swash – in a heartfelt post.
She captioned the Instagram post: “I know for a fact he wouldn’t settle half as quickly on me if he didn’t have some stretch marks to strum like a guitar every night when he settles for his night sleep.
“He plays those silver strings until he’s snoring!”
But Stacey is not fazed by the marks as she urged her followers to turn what some people deem as negatives into positives.
She continued: “It brings me so much joy. There’s so many positives to what the world wants us to see as negatives.”
Stacey was flooded with praise for the honest post, which has received over 150,000 likes.
One fan commented: “Every one needs a Stacey Solomon in their life.”
A second added: “Wishing the world was more like you enjoy those moments.”
Another shared: “I love your attitude towards everything Stacey but especially how you embrace the things we’ve all been conditioned to hate about ourselves.
“I’ve always been embarrassed by my cellulite and stretch marks. I’d love not to be bothered.”
A separate social media user wrote: “I wish we could all see things the way you do Stacey x the world would literally be the happiest place.”
A fifth commented: “What a beautiful thing to say love this gorgeous picture of mother’s love.”
Stacey – who competed on The X Factor in 2009 – champions body confidence, and last week shared a separate photo of her in a bikini while on a family holiday.
The post read: “I love my body. Every bit of it. Even the bits that society says shouldn’t be there. Because EVERY bit of it came together to make him. And Zachary. And Leighton.
“Cellulite is beautiful, back bumps add character and tummy ledges are great for resting a baby on.”
Stacey gave birth to Rex in May this year, and has sons Zachary and Leighton from a previous relationship, while Joe has Harry from a past romance.
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