Rachael Finch Hits Back At Her Parenting Critics

Former Miss Universe Australia, Rachael Finch, recently told an interviewer she spends weekends away from her daughter.

The 27-year-old model told News Corp her two-year-old, Violet, stays with her mother-in-law on Saturdays and Sundays.

"Every weekend (Violet) goes to [her partner, Michael Miziner] mum’s house, and we get our weekend to ourselves," she said. "I think that’s incredibly healthy for the relationship. And on Sunday, when we pick her up, we have 100 per cent energy back."

 

The model probably didn't expect her comments to ruffle so many feathers. But, being the age of the Internet, they did.

In the following days, everyone from journalists to outraged social media trolls weighed in on Rachael's parenting choice.

"Don't have kids if you aren't prepared to be a mother," one Instagram commenter wrote.

"She cares more about her career and sex life than she does her child...sad her daughter will hate her," said another.

Rachael has since hit back at her detractors, defending her choice to have a child-less weekend.

 

"A Mother should never be made to feel they are not good enough for their child when they are doing everything they can to keep them safe, happy and loved," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her and Violet.

"Only the parents of a child truly know what is best and should always have faith in their decisions.

"I value dearly the relationship Violet has with her Grandmother and I believe this is one of the most important and influential relationships growing up.

"I work hard so that I can provide the best future for the amazing soul we have created. I won't ever stop believing in her or the strength of the family unit."

Brava Rachael! 

 

 

My reason for everything ?? #Violet

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