Laura Anderson cruelly shamed by trolls after announcing that she is pregnant by her ex Gary Lucy
She announced that she is expecting her first child with ex-boyfriend Gary Lucy on Wednesday.
But now, trolls have cruelly shamed Laura Anderson for advertising a brand of alcohol despite being pregnant.
The former Love Island star, 33, who split from soap opera actor Gary, 41, shared the happy news of her baby boy on Instagram the same day she posted the drinking video.
Laura has since received several nasty comments on social media, with one fan asking: ‘Are you drinking while you’re pregnant?’
Another wrote: ‘Since when do pregnant women advertise alcohol? No, you don’t see yourself drinking it, but it’s still so bad.’
Horrible: Trolls cruelly shamed Laura Anderson for advertising a brand of alcohol despite being pregnant
A third added: ‘It’s a bit of a stupid school of publicity when you’re pregnant, don’t you think it triggers the wrong signals, drinking it or not, people will still think you are? Not a very smart move, Laura x.
But some of Laura’s loyal fans were quick to support her, writing: “Did you ever think it could be pre-recorded… People are so quick to judge.”
Another said: “This lady clearly has ads to do, give women a break, just because she’s advertising alcohol doesn’t mean she’s actually drinking it, would you think the same about a woman working behind the scenes at a pub/bar while pregnant? ?100% I don’t think you would. Work is work pregnant or not, she has to make an income’
Laura announced the news via social media on Wednesday, sharing a video montage with her 1.5 million followers.
And taking to the comments section the next morning, Gary showed his support as the couple seems to be close.
“There she is ❤️ so proud of you mama bear cooking Baby Bear perfectly ❤️,” she wrote.
While a host of other famous names also joined in the comments section to congratulate both Laura and Gary.
Gary, best known for playing Luke Morgan on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, currently lives in Essex, while Scottish reality star Laura resides in Glasgow.
And sources say she is determined to raise the girl in her native Scotland, where she is close to immediate family, despite holding crisis talks with Gary during a recent watershed meeting.
Good news: She announced that she is expecting her first child with ex-boyfriend Gary Lucy on Wednesday.
Bad timing: The former Love Island star, 33, who split from soap opera actor Gary, 41, shared the happy news of her baby boy on Instagram the same day she posted the booze video
A source told The Sun: ‘Gary has been devastated, he is absolutely heartbroken. They spent Christmas together and he flew to Glasgow last weekend in a desperate attempt to win her back, they enjoyed a meal and went on their first scan together, but Laura insisted it was over.
Gary is already the father of children India, now 18, Elvis, 12, Sadie, eight, and Theodore, four, from his fourteen-year relationship with Natasha Gray; the former couple married in 2014 before splitting four years later.
Confirming his split from Laura, he told The Sun: ‘I love Laura but we’re not together anymore.
‘My main drive, as always, is to work together to raise our son. I look forward to the arrival of the new baby.
Former airline stewardess Laura shared a first look at her growing bulge as she posed in gray Calvin Klein underwear for a mirror selfie.
She previously shared a video of her and Gary posing with their baby bumps for Christmas, which was the last time they were known to be in a relationship.
Laura has received several nasty comments on social media, with one fan asking: ‘Are you drinking while you’re pregnant?’
She captioned the post: ‘The one where we became parents. Baby Lucy will be born in August 2023.’
Interestingly, Laura claimed in an interview published in December that she and Lucy had done more than just kiss.
The TV personality was adamant they were holding off on the physical side of their romance, saying: “We haven’t done anything else, although it probably feels like we have because we’re on top of each other, but we’ll keep it PG.” while we’re on the show.
She said OK! magazine at the time: ‘It makes me feel comfortable and makes me feel very adored and protected, which is really nice. He is a gentleman.
“I really like that she has four children, because her children are so cute and they are her world. He sends me videos and photos of them and I think that’s very attractive.
She added: ‘He’s also a really good kisser, which is always a good thing!’
The couple met while filming the E4 show Celebs Go Dating and Laura was at Gary’s side when he crashed his car in a Boxing Day accident, nearly avoiding serious injury.
After professing their love for each other on Instagram, the couple have broken up and removed any trace of their relationship, including photos of them together at Christmas, from social media.
Some of Laura’s loyal fans were quick to support her, writing: “Did you ever think it could be pre-recorded… People are so quick to judge.”
Good news: The TV personality shared a series of pictures of her bump in conjunction with the announcement.
A moment to treasure: she and Lucy had been documenting all their happy moments
Laura was previously in a relationship with singer Dane Bowers, but they announced they had broken up for good in August 2022.
They first got into a relationship in 2017 before breaking up when he cheated on her, rekindling their romance in 2021.
In May of last year, Laura shared with her Instagram followers that she and ex-boyfriend Dane Bowers were undergoing IVF treatment after struggling to get pregnant.
After they broke up, she packed up her belongings and moved out of the Dubai home she shared with Dane just a few days later.
Laura found fame on Love Island in 2018, where she made it to the finale with model ex-boyfriend Paul Knops.
The couple broke up shortly after the show ended and Laura had affairs with 2015 Love Island winner Max Morley and The Bachelor UK star Alex Marks.
During her time on Love Island, she dated Wes Nelson and Jack Fowler, with their journey later being described as “rocky at best”.
Laura joined the Celebs Go Dating agency last year, where she met actor Gary, who had struggled to find a connection since their divorce in 2018.
During the final episode of the series, he told dating experts that he found love with Laura and felt that she “checked all the boxes”.
He said: ‘I’ve found someone who makes me very happy, makes me smile and attracts me a lot, I can relax, who gives me shit, which I like… I need that too. I couldn’t be happier right now.
Gary remained coy when asked by Paul Brunson and Anna Williamson if he and Laura had sex while filming the show in Cyprus and said: “I’m a gentleman, I don’t talk about things like that…
Predicting the future, Paul said ‘if there’s a baby’, and the soap opera star replied ‘it will be little Gary!’
But it wasn’t long after going public with their romance that Laura promptly removed all traces of Gary from her Instagram and the couple parted ways.
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In the past: Anderson was previously in a relationship with singer Dane Bowers, but they announced they had split for good in August 2022.
Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘I know I’ve been quiet here and not myself this week or so.
I’m going through a very difficult time, I actually don’t think I’ve ever felt that stressed in my life.
As we know, Instagram is not real life, but sharing negativity has never been something I like to do. Anyway, my thought for the day for all of us is: never lose yourself and your voice.
And before the post, he re-shared another one that talked about “the quality of care” rather than the speed of a person’s responses.