'She doesn't feel sexy anymore': Dan Osborne reveals fianceé Jacqueline Jossa struggles with body confidence issues after giving birth to Ella
She's a proud mother to beautiful Ella, 21 months, with her fiancé Dan Osborne.
But the former TOWIE hunk, 25, has revealed Jacqueline Jossa doesn't 'feel sexy' since giving birth - adding that winning Sexiest Female at the Inside Soap Awards was a big confidence boost.
The EastEnders actress, 24, admitted she was hurt by the comments of online trolls about her weight earlier this month, aiming a defiant 'screw you' at their jibes.
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Insecurity: Former TOWIE hunk Dan Osborne has revealed fianceé Jacqueline Jossa doesn't 'feel sexy' since giving birth to their daughter Ella, 21 months
Speaking to Closer magazine this week, Dan said beating off the likes of Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe and Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson as Sexiest Female was a morale boost for Jacqueline, who struggles with body confidence issues.
Dan explained: 'She was really happy to win that award. She didn't think she could win it after she'd had a baby - she doesn't think she's sexy anymore.
'But now she feels good about herself and has had a confidence boost.'
Jacqueline told Reveal magazine last week: 'Most people pretend they’re embarrassed by it, but I f****** love it!'
Vile: The EastEnders actress (pictured with Dan in July), 24, admitted she was hurt by the comments of cruel online trolls about her weight earlier this month
Confession: Discussing her post-baby weight, the soap star (pictured on social media with Ella) admitted she has felt 'a bit down' about her looks of late
Discussing her post-baby weight, she added: 'I’ve felt a bit down recently. I felt like I had a baby and I should be sorting myself out, but I’m not.'
Last week, Jacqueline publicly shamed trolls who commented on own appearance.
Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday, the EastEnders actress - best known for her role as Lauren Branning - denied that she was expecting her second baby and said 'screw you' to those who believed she looked like it.
'Nowadays,' she explained. 'You only have to go on Twitter to see what people like and what people don't like. If someone makes a fair comment, then I'll think "OK, cool, that's what they think."
'But I try not to pay attention to comments about the way I look. I've had people saying "She looks pregnant again, maybe she is having baby number two"
Confident boost: Jacqueline beat the likes of Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe and Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson to bag the coveted Sexiest Female prize
Candid: Dan and Jacqueline welcomed adorable little Ella into the world in February 2015
'I'd like those people to know I'm not having another baby. So screw you.'
Meanwhile, Dan revealed that he and Jacqueline, who get engaged during a romantic trip to Greece last June, have set a date for their forthcoming wedding.
The tattooed former reality star insisted the wedding wouldn't be in Essex, but would be attended by his former TOWIE co-stars, including closest pals James 'Arg' Argent and James Lock.
Jacqueline returned to her role as Lauren Branning in EastEnders this year after maternity leave and has to date other actors as part of her storyline.
Sweet couple: Jacqueline and Dan have experienced something of a whirlwind romance, having started dating in 2013
Adorable arrival: They announced their pregnancy in August of that year
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But Dan claimed he wasn't a 'jealous guy' and was actually friends with Aaron Sidwell, who plays Jacqueline's on-screen love interest Steven Beale, and even plays football with him.
Jacqueline and Dan have experienced something of a whirlwind romance, having started dating in 2013.
He was fresh out of a relationship with the mother of his first child, Megan Tomlin, with whom he discovered he was expecting son Teddy, two, a matter of weeks after the initial split.
Jacqueline and Dan went public in June 2014 after previously denying that they were any more than friends.
They announced their pregnancy in August of that year and baby Ella arrived in February 2015.
Cute: Jacqueline and Dan went public in June 2014 after previously denying that they were any more than friends
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