Heather Dubrow addressed internet trolls on her podcast after celebrating International Children’s Day last week with a tribute to her 12-year-old son Ace.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star faced a barrage of negative comments on Instagram after revealing Ace’s new name and possible transition.
In the first episode of her revamped podcast, “Let’s Talk to Heather Dubrow,” the actress was “very emotional” as she thanked “the community of moms and dads, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, kids” for supporting her family over the years. and “especially right now”.
Dubrow denied that Ace’s transition was to “remain relevant or create a storyline in a TV series.” He admitted, but because of their family situation for more than a decade, “we had to say something before someone else made a statement.”
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Heather Dubrow defended her son on her podcast after she revealed her son’s transition on social media. (Bravo)
Dubrow shared a beach photo last week with her son’s name scrawled in the sand.
“It’s International Son’s Day! We love you, our youngest son, Ace,” she wrote. “Our job as parents is to provide a safe and supportive environment for our children so they can grow up to be healthy, happy, confident and independent human beings. Ace is a 12-year-old with a long life ahead of him – we’ll let him. He’ll tell his story someday, if he chooses to. All we can say is Ace, we love you so much and are proud to be your parents. Your brothers and sisters love you and support you too.”
Dubrow said the supportive comments on her post made her cry, but she also needed to “clear some things up.”
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“You know, with all the support, of course there’s always going to be hate. You’re going to have haters, you’re going to have people who don’t understand,” he said before responding to the backlash. has now revealed the information.
“As a mother, you know, you look at your kids and you want to protect them all you want to do. You want to protect them, you want to put on helmets, you want to wrap them in bubble wrap and pray that nothing ever physically hurts them. or emotionally, and of course that’s what I want to do with my children.
“The truth of our lives is that we’ve been in the public eye for many years, and my son has been in the public eye since he was nine months old. As much as we want to protect them, and that’s our number one priority and our main goal… something that became apparent in the last few months. we had to say.”
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Dubrow said her goal was to “recognize who our incredible son is” and make sure he shows them love and support.
Terry and Heather Dubrow joined the “Real Housewives of Orange County” in 2012. (Nicole Weingart)
“We also had to balance the fact that there are other people who want to tell your children’s stories,” he said. “So while I don’t want to tell my children’s stories, and I never have and never will, we had to say something before someone else made a statement.”
He continued: “The other thing I saw was that talking about my son was about staying relevant or creating a storyline on a TV show. None of those things are true. They’re the furthest thing from the truth. Again, it’s really just everything. my about child protection. I’ve already explained why we’re not trying to take advantage of my children.”
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Dubrow, who is married to Dr. Terry Dubrow, believes in supporting and accepting her children for who they are.
“RHOC” season 16 stars, left to right, Jen Armstrong, Emily Simpson, Shannon Storms Beador, Heather Dubrow, Gina Kirschenheiter, Noella Bergener. (Tommy Garcia/Bravo)
“I have four children, and they are incredible and they are mine,” she said. “I know my biggest role is being a mom, I know. I didn’t know that when I was younger, but let me tell you, being a parent – as many of you know – is the hardest job on the planet. But being a mom, to me, is the most important job ever.
“I hold my children and all of your children close to my heart always, every day, and I know that these four children were given to me for a reason. And not only will I protect them and fight for their safety and their rights and their freedom, but I promise to help protect you as well.” I have you.”
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Tracy Wright is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Send story tips to email@example.com.