She is expecting her first child with her husband Alex this month. And Olivia Bowen took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a slew of snaps from her ‘magical’ baby shower at the weekend.
The Love Island star, 28, looked radiant in a white crop top and maxi skirt that perfectly displayed her blossoming baby bump. She shared a sweet kiss with Alex who cut a handsome figure in a green striped jacket, black T-shirt and jeans.
One fun-filled shot showed her and one of her friends straddling a life-size plastic zebra. She posted another string of photos of gender themed cocktails and a fully stocked bar ready for the celebrations, as well as a delicious looking cake decorated with giraffes.
Captioning the stunning shots, she wrote: ‘The first photo dump from our beautiful baby shower. The most special, magical, overwhelming day. ‘Will never be over it, all my favourite people in our home celebrating our baby bowen – just dreams.
‘Thank you to everyone involved below, you truly made my vision come to life, then some!’ It comes after Olivia revealed that she has been shamed by cruel trolls for posting pictures in her underwear throughout her pregnancy.
The TV personality recently opened up about the harsh judgement she has received for sharing snaps to social media of herself in lingerie while pregnant. She admitted she felt judged from the moment she announced her pregnancy as she said there are always people who criticise her and her husband Alex’s decisions.
The expectant mother admitted she is no stranger to judgement, having experienced trolling ever since leaving the Love Island villa, as she spoke about being slammed for her underwear snaps.
Alex, who also appeared in the campaign, admitted he has been criticised for DJing, saying people have told him he won’t be able to continue when his baby is born, despite his plans to pursue music as a career. Olivia also spoke about other decisions that parents are judged for, including giving their baby a dummy, as she added: ‘The list is actually endless of what you get judged for.’
She went on to urge people to ‘think twice’ before writing a judgemental comment on social media. In the video, Oliver and Alex spoke in front of a white wall with several comments written across it in support of C&G baby clubs latest awareness campaign.
From a study, seven in 10 parents said they feel judged on a regular basis on how they choose to give birth and raise their child. The couple previously revealed they are not finding out the sex of the baby before it is born in June, and wanted their nursery to be ‘gender neutral’.
Earlier this year, Olivia told MailOnline of her pregnancy: ‘I’m so excited to become a Mum. It feels very surreal still to even say it, but we both can’t wait for the next part of our lives. Alex is going to be the best dad – he’s so caring, kind and a big kid at heart.
‘My pregnancy is going really fast; We still both can’t quite believe it’s happening. We’re having to stop ourselves buying all the baby clothes at the moment, we just get too excited.
‘Our family and friends were so shocked when we told them, but I just knew very early on, you know your body. We’re not going to find out what we’re having, I think the surprise will make it extra special.’
Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, soared to fame in 2016 when they appeared on the ITV2 reality show, where she was an original star and he, a late and extremely popular entrant.
After leaving the villa their romance soon when from strength to strength and Alex popped the question in New York in 2016. Loved-up couple Olivia and Alex tied the knot in a luxurious Essex ceremony two years after meeting on Love Island during series two.