Viewers had targeted Sam's beau after he was seen kissing his mum on the lips in one scene on the show. She was quick to defend Paul and his relationship with his mum, insisting she will kiss their son on the lips 'forever.'
Paul was also criticised for not being able to cook and 'not supporting Sam in the lead up to their baby's birth' - however, she has slammed such comments, insisting the 27-year-old is "the most caring man" she has ever met.
Taking to Instagram, Sam shared a photo of boyfriend Paul asleep with his son dozing on his chest.
Alongside the sweet snap, she told fans: "Wow Paul really is getting some stick. I wish people wouldn't look into it so much. It's just a TV show edited & made for good viewing.
"Yes he fell asleep reading baby books, didn't attend yoga & no he doesn't cook but he is the most caring loving man I know and the best daddy to baby Paul," she insisted.
Sam added: "Also I'd like to add... This is then man who got me better from Crohn's disease. Months of studying and researching to find me alternative natural medication. He's my hero."
On seeing her post, fans were quick to share their support with Sam.
One Instagram user said: "I hope your not letting it get you down, hold your head high you should be proud of yourself." While another commented: "Don't waste your time explaining things like this. Everyone tries to find fault with happy people. Spend your time on your new family and enjoy xx."
Sam's comments come after Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries aired on ITVBe last night. The one-off special documented Sam's pregnancy, her labour and captured the first moments of herself and her partner Paul settling into parenthood.
Recap everything we learnt from the show here.
Sam and Paul welcomed their first child, son Paul Tony Knightley, on 29 December 2015.
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