Tamara Ecclestone has defended herself against Lorraine Kelly after an awkward interview about her parenting style.
The TV star and socialite hit back at the presenter after being criticised for not ‘letting go’ of three-year-old daughter Sophia.
Tamara, who has opened up her home for ITVBe series Tamara’s World, shared a cryptic post on Instagram to her thousands of followers after the cameras stopped rolling.
Viewers took to social media to back Tamara and blasted Lorraine for ‘rude and obnoxious’.
Tamara’s style of parenting has been scrutinised since her reality show first aired, but few expected Lorraine to become one of her toughest critics.
Speaking about taking her daaughter to nursery, Tamara said: “In the beginning she really struggled and I was still heartbroken.
“But now she’s into it and really bonded with her teachers and her friends I’ve actually found it much easier to let go.”
Cutting in, Lorraine said: “Because you don’t want to project that onto her. That’s the trouble isn’t it.
“You don’t want her to feel anxious about being away from you and then she’ll have more of problem in nursery, so it’s a difficult one.”
Tamara admitted it was now easier for her to wave goodbye to Sophia at the drop off.
Continuing to make a point, Lorraine said: “You’ve got to let them go haven’t you. I’m sorry you absolutely do.
“You bring your daughters up to be strong and independent and then you’ve got to let them go no matter how much it hurts
Tamara added: “I agree with that.”
Once the show had finished, Tamara posted a cryptic message online which read: “Women should empower each other instead of being so hateful and envious of one another.”
And tonnes of her followers responded with messages of support as they slammed Lorraine for the ‘uncomfortable’ interview.
One poster said: “F@ck Lorraine Kelly, she is the most obnoxious, opinionated ignorant old bat! She knows nothing about attachment parenting because if she did she would know that by continuously meeting your child’s needs makes for a happier, more independent child!”
Another added: “I don’t even understand how Lorraine is still on tv she is truly dreadful and rude. You do what you want to do you clearly have a heart of gold and are a nice person.”
“I don’t understand why some women are like that… being envious is just a waste of time. Instead of being envious you should admire some people and try to obtain what they did,” argued another.
Blasting Lorraine, one viewer said: “Has anyone else just watched Lorraine and felt really Uncomfortable how she was with Tamara so judgemental! I thought Lorraine was all about empowering women not judging them on being a parent and the things she enjoys.
While another supporter said: “Just wanted to say I think you are an amazing mum! I love your show and love to watch the bond between you and Sophia well done x x x”
* Lorraine airs every weekday on ITV at 8.30am