I feel awful that I put on three stone and get insecure comparing myself to stars on Instagram, says Dani Dyer

DANI Dyer has opened up about her insecurities after giving birth, confessing she compares herself to others on social media.

The 25-year-old welcomed baby boy Santiago in January and says the weight she gained while pregnant made her feel "awful".

She said: "It is hard to learn how to love yourself. It takes a lot of time. I still have them. I have days where I feel awful. Especially after I had Santi, I had that little stage … I put on three stone."

Love Island star Dani, the daughter of actor Danny Dyer, also revealed that an internet search told her three stone was more weight than you're "supposed" to gain during pregnancy.

Speaking during an episode of her podcast Sorted with the Dyers, Dani added: "You're only meant to put on two stone, apparently from Google."

Dani boasts 3.4m followers on Instagram and, along with ex-boyfriend Jack Fincham, was crowned champ of Love Island in 2018, joining a cast of reality TV stars with bodies often described as perfect.

Despite this Dani admits she finds herself comparing herself to people on the social media app, resulting in her own insecurities.

"We all have our own insecurities, it is hard," she said. "I'm like it on Instagram, comparing all the time. But that person on Instagram also has insecurities. You don't want to be an egotistical person that thinks they're perfect."

Dani shares Santiago with Sammy Kimmence, who she split from in July when he was jailed for 42 months after pleading guilty to defrauding two pensioners out of £34,000.

Opening up about their split, Dani told The Sun: "When the awful things Sammy did came out in court and we split up, I was devastated. But I don’t want to say any more than that because he will always be Santi’s dad.

"I’m very conscious that when Santi is older, he will be able to find and read the things I say now, and if he does, I don’t want to make that any more painful for him than it needs to be."


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