Tanya and Phil Bardsley stepped out on Wednesday night in the wake of backlash against their parenting.
The couple, who have been married since 2014, shirked their woes as they attended the French Connection shop launch in The Arndale in Manchester.
Joined by their eldest son Rocco, Tanya beamed while glamming up in a trench coat and a slick black ensemble, while Phil looked handsome in a bomber jacket.
Other stars in attendance included Adam Thomas and his wife Caroline, Danny Simpson and Hanni Treweek.
Earlier this week, the couple were slammed when Ex-Manchester United player Phil was seen pretending to wash his son’s mouth out with shampoo for swearing.
Ouch: Tanya and Phil Bardsley stepped out on Wednesday night in the wake of backlash against their parenting
Family: Joined by their eldest son Rocco, Tanya beamed while glamming up in a trench coat and a slick black ensemble, while Phil looked handsome in a bomber jacket
Shock: Earlier this week, the couple were slammed when Ex-Manchester United player Phil was seen pretending to wash his son’s mouth out with shampoo for swearing
The 38-year-old, who is currently assistant manager at Macclesfield, was filmed by his The Real Housewives of Cheshire star wife Tanya playfully pinning down his youngest son Ralphi to the bathroom floor.
Tanya, 42, asked their son ‘are you getting soap in your mouth’, to which Phil replies: ‘Yep. Pantene, that’ll do.’
The retired defender then jokingly tries to pull away the towel and put soap in his mouth as Tanya adds: ‘You won’t swear again will ya.’
After posing the clip to her 573,000 followers on Instagram the couple have drawn criticism from people, with one person claiming it was ‘disturbing’.
A comment underneath the post read: ‘Am I the only one who finds a grown man pinning down a child on a hard floor and pouring chemicals into his mouth disturbing and abusive no matter how much he swears!!!’
Another said: ‘It’s not funny to post a video joking about child abuse because people that do really do that are abusive.’
However, many parents found no issue with the video, with one saying: ‘It’s family banter you can see that it’s not malicious… Old ways didn’t hurt us.’
Another also joked: ‘The amount of soap I had as a kid and I’m still alive.’
Happy days: Other stars in attendance included Adam Thomas and his wife Caroline, Danny Simpson and Hanni Treweek
Sleek: Adam and Caroline looked glam for the event
A third also added: ‘You can clearly see the child isn’t distressed or harmed. Jesus the child is giggling… lets face it we have all play fighted with our kids.’
Tanya originally posted the video with this caption: ‘Going back to old school treatment because nothing else has worked for our little potty mouth Ralphi doodle.
‘He told his brother to f*ck off. No kids were harmed in the making of this video. For the wrapped Karen’s in the comments, no shampoo was put in his mouth and Ralphi was just laughing.
‘FFS. Honestly the world is so serious and thrives on being offended and judging these days.’
Bardsley made eight appearances for United and also played for Sunderland, Burnley, and Stoke.
Chic: Hanni Treweek was dolled up for the chic event
The former Sunderland defender and his wife Tanya have drawn widespread criticism