Nadia Bartel denies posting photo of her ‘mummy tummy’ to stay relevant

Former WAG Nadia Bartel has been forced to defend herself after trolls criticized her for posting a photo of her ‘mummy tummy’ on Instagram.

The mother of two, 37, raised eyebrows on Sunday after she shared a video of her smooth midsection, which she followed up with a ‘realistic’ photo of her stomach skin bunching up as she sat down.

‘My tum today that has carried two boys. Don’t forget that you always see the angles that people want you to see online so be kind to yourself,’ she captioned the post.

Nadia Bartel (pictured) was forced to defend herself on Monday after trolls criticized her for posting a photo of her ‘mummy tummy’ on Instagram

Unfortunately, Nadia’s empowering message fell flat.

She returned to Instagram on Monday to defend herself against naysayers who accused her of posting the photo simply to ‘stay relevant’.

‘I’ve had a lot of comments and messages… mostly a lot of them positive, but quite a few of them thinking I’m just posting that to try to stay relevant, and that I’m not sending the right message posting it,’ she said in a video recorded in her car.

‘I didn’t think about it too much, to be honest. It was basically just that I get a lot of messages from people thinking I look really fit and my stomach is really toned and flat, but the reality is that it’s just the same as most other mums out there.’

The mother of two, 37, raised eyebrows after she shared a video of her smooth midsection, which she followed up with a 'realistic' photo of her stomach skin bunching up as she sat down

The mother of two, 37, raised eyebrows after she shared a video of her smooth midsection, which she followed up with a ‘realistic’ photo of her stomach skin bunching up as she sat down

She returned to Instagram on Monday to defend herself against naysayers who accused her of posting the photo simply to 'stay relevant'

She returned to Instagram on Monday to defend herself against naysayers who accused her of posting the photo simply to ‘stay relevant’

'I've had a lot of comments and messages... mostly a lot of them positive, but quite a few of them thinking I'm just posting that to try to stay relevant, and that I'm not sending the right message posting it,' said Nadia (pictured in a recent gym selfie)

‘I’ve had a lot of comments and messages… mostly a lot of them positive, but quite a few of them thinking I’m just posting that to try to stay relevant, and that I’m not sending the right message posting it,’ said Nadia (pictured in a recent gym selfie)

‘Once you have a few babies, you have loose skin on your stomach. It doesn’t matter how much you work out’, Nadia added.

The ex-wife of AFL star Jimmy Bartel reminded fans that not everything they see on social media is reality.

‘We’re always posting our best angles and that’s just human nature… you want to show yourself looking your best,’ she said.

‘But if you actually saw most of these people that you follow online every single day, you’ll see that they don’t look perfect.

The ex-wife of AFL star Jimmy Bartel reminded fans that not everything they see on social media is reality

The ex-wife of AFL star Jimmy Bartel reminded fans that not everything they see on social media is reality

‘And everyone is going through the same s**t, basically.’

Nadia insisted that even the most famous Instagram models have insecurities about how they look – including herself.

‘It doesn’t matter who you are. Try not to compare yourself to others. I know it’s really hard and I am also guilty of it,’ she said.

'If you actually saw most of these people that you follow [on social media] every single day, you'll see that they don't look perfect,' she said

‘If you actually saw most of these people that you follow [on social media] every single day, you’ll see that they don’t look perfect,’ she said

Nadia insisted that even the most famous Instagram models have insecurities about how they look - including herself

Nadia insisted that even the most famous Instagram models have insecurities about how they look – including herself

She concluded by sharing an uplifting message about body positivity.

‘Just know that you’re doing the best thing for yourself, for your situation, for your family. You’re setting up a really beautiful, positive body image, and you just know that every single day you’re doing little steps to make yourself happy,’ she said.

Nadia shares sons Aston, six, and Henley, three, with ex-husband Jimmy, from whom she split in 2019 after five years of marriage.

Nadia shares sons Aston, six, and Henley, three, (both pictured) with ex-husband Jimmy Bartel, from whom she split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Nadia shares sons Aston, six, and Henley, three, (both pictured) with ex-husband Jimmy Bartel, from whom she split in 2019 after five years of marriage

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