Lateysha Grace finally has her say on baby critics: "I know I am a good mother"

Published Tuesday, Jul 19 2016, 10:32 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Big Brother star Lateysha Grace has finally responded to those who criticised her for leaving her daughter Wynter at home to take part in the Channel 5 reality show.

Following Lateysha's entrance into the house, many slammed the former Valleys star for choosing to do the show, despite having a ten-month-old. At the time, she received plenty of support from her baby's father Ben Charles, who stuck by Lateysha's decision to do the show, and now she has finally got to have her say.

Proving that she isn't phased by the negative comments, Lateysha insisted: "People can criticise me all they want."

Latyesha Grace and daughter Wynter, Instagram

© Instagram / @lateysha_grace

Speaking to Star magazine, she said: "I did the show to help put a roof over my daughter's head. Big Brother was an opportunity for me and I want to make a better life for her. I know I'm a good mother."

While Lateysha was in the Big Brother house, little Wynter was being looked after by her dad Ben and Lateysha's mum.

Ben made sure to defend his ex-girlfriend Lateysha, they are no longer dating, and hit back at those criticising her for leaving Wynter. He said: "I find it amusing seeing the certain internet trolls questioning how lateysha can leave her child to go on Big Brother.

"There has been numerous people enter the house with children. Let me assure you from now Wynter is in safe hands with me, she is very happy and she has got a massive family to be there for her aswell. #bbuk (sic)."

He then added in an interview with Heat: "The people who are saying [Lateysha is] selfish might not understand the opportunities that being on reality TV can bring. She's only trying to benefit Wynter in the future."

Lateysha and Ben welcomed their daughter Wynter in September last year. Introducing her baby girl to the world, Lateysha gushed: "I'm officially a mum after the worst three days of slow labour! I'm so I'm love I can't believe I've created something so beautiful."

Lateysha Grace and Jason Burrill, Big Brother
13 July

© Channel 5

Lateysha clashed with Jason after he chose to evict her.

The reality star left the Big Brother house last week in an eviction shock. Lateysha's housemate Jason was given the power to evict one housemate, after he chose to steal £20,000 of the show's total prize money.

As he chose to take it, his place on the show was secure, but he was forced to pick one housemate to leave. He decided to pick Lateysha, with one of his reasons being that she was a mum, prompting her to hit back.

She told Jason: "I'm skint on my a*se, ok? I'm a single mum. This opportunity came up for me, why the f**k am I not going to take it to win a bit of money for me and my daughter? Who wouldn't? I just want to let you know that coming in here has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I wanted to get to the final. For her..."

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