Dani Dyer says she now shares less pictures of her son Santiago on social media after she and her baby were targeted by cruel trolls.
The former Love Island winner, 25, welcomed her first child to the world with her now-jailed ex Sammy Kimmence, 25, in January last year.
And she has taken to sharing less moments with her offspring with fans online in a bid to protect her and her boy, explaining during an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 on Wednesday: ‘I definitely feel like I do share less with social media.
Private: Dani Dyer, 25, shares less pictures of son Santiago, 11 months, online after they were targeted by cruel trolls, she said on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 on Wednesday
‘If you’re having a bit of a down day and you’re not feeling great in yourself and then someone sort of adds it on there, you’re like “well they must be right, then.” So I do definitely think I’ve held back a bit on social media.’
On people’s reactions, she continued: ‘It took him a little while [to crawl]… He only started crawling at 11 months.
‘I was excited – it’s more of a drag, I can’t say it’s a crawl, the army crawl – I was so excited and I thought I want to share that because all my friends with babies share it on social media.
Doting mother: She has taken to sharing less moments with her offspring with fans online in a bid to protect her and her boy
‘Then you do get that “shouldn’t he be walking by now?” And they put a laughing face.
‘I’m not asking for that and people will say I shouldn’t advertise it but I’m proud of my baby, I want to advertise him like any normal mum would want to do.’
And it seems life in the public eye may have put Dani off encouraging the same for Santiago in the future.
Looking back: The former Love Island winner welcomed her first child to the world with her now-jailed ex Sammy Kimmence, 25, in January last year
Asked whether she would ever allow Santiago to appear on Love Island, she categorically said: ‘No!’
Dani added: ‘Love Island for me, I just kind of went on it, I didn’t really think about it.
‘When I’ve come out and it was like “oh do you want to continue doing all the reality stuff”, I was like oh I’m actually scared of me now, I don’t really know who I am, it’s so weird.’
Saddened: Dani said her mood is dulled when people target her with harsh remarks or comments on social media
The star, who is the daughter of EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, 44, went on to reflect on life as a mother, insisting she’d ‘changed so much in a year’ that it was ‘crazy’.
However, despite being more guarded when it comes to social media, Dani could soon be back on television screens – her family have reportedly been offered a massive £1million to film their own reality show.
Dani’s father Danny announced his departure from EastEnders after nine years on the BBC soap earlier this month.
Next move? Danny Dyer, 44, and his family, including wife Jo Mas, 45, and daughter Dani, have reportedly been offered £1million to star in their own Channel 4 reality show
And once he is no longer filming scenes as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, it is claimed he, wife Jo Mas, 45, and their children Dani, daughter Sunnie, 14, and son Arty, eight, have been offered a lucrative salary to record a Keeping Up With the Kardashian-style series.
A television source told The Sun: ‘Once Danny is a free agent later this year, the sky’s the limit.
‘TV production companies are falling over themselves to film him and his family.
Moving on: Danny announced his departure from EastEnders after nine years on the BBC soap earlier this month
‘Channel 4 made him a lucrative offer that he’s been tempted by and he knows his family would make really lively, fun TV as they’re all so down-to-earth and people at home can relate to them.’
MailOnline contacted representatives for the Dyer family and Channel 4 for comment.
Jo previously said the Dyer clan had been offered a reality show in 2018 but Danny was contracted to EastEnders at the time.
She told The Sun: ‘We’ve been offered a reality show, but Danny is contracted at the BBC.
‘We have always joked about it. People do say we need a show in our house because there’s always a drama.
‘One day we might do it.’
Cast members? Danny and Jo’s daughter Sunnie, 14, and son Arty, eight, will also reportedly record a Keeping Up With the Kardashian-style series (pictured 2019)
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