Danielle Lloyd defends photo of fiancé Michael O'Nell cradling her young son as they slept

Published Thursday, Apr 14 2016, 13:24 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Danielle Lloyd has defended that photo of her fiancé Michael O'Nell cradling her young son as they slept, saying it was a "warming moment" and she doesn't care what anybody thinks.

The former model said on today's Loose Women that she was surprised the picture caused such controversy when she posted it in March, saying she had simply seen it as a lovely moment.

But critics said it was unfair to Danielle's ex-husband Jamie O'Hara, the father of her three sons Archie, five, Harry, four, and George, two.

Danielle Lloyd on Loose Women, 14 April 2016


Danielle on Loose Women today.

Danielle said today: "Do you know what? That was a really strange day for me. Because obviously for me that picture just represented how well [they get on]. When I actually took the picture, it was a warming moment for me like, 'Oh my gosh, that's amazing.' They were saying I was a disgrace for posting the picture because I should have thought about Jamie, my ex-partner. For me, that was a lovely picture. I don't care what people say, I'm happy."

As for Jamie, she said: "I don't know whether he has seen the picture. I haven't heard anything about it."

Danielle and Michael met at the gym and moved in together three months later. Nine months on, Michael proposed with a diamond ring he designed himself.

Flaunting the rock today, Danielle said: "He actually designed the ring and got somebody to make it himself. He has his own electrical company." She then joked: "He's probably still paying it off!"

"We met at the gym when he came over to me and told me I needed to squat better," she said. "He's got the banter as well. He's such a lovely guy so I am really lucky. I dated a few people after my marriage but I felt some were only ever interested in me, not my kids. They didn't want to know anything about them, but when I met Michael he wanted to do things with the kids."

Danielle and footballer Jamie divorced in 2014.

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