‘Real Housewife’ Heather Dubrow shuts down claims she shared her son’s transition to ‘stay relevant’
Heather Dubrow addressed internet trolls on her podcast after marking International Sons Day last week with a dedicated post in honor of her 12-year-old child, Ace.
The ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star faced a barrage of negative comments on Instagram after revealing Ace’s new name and transition choice.
In the first episode of her revamped podcast, “Let’s Talk With Heather Dubrow,” the actress was “very emotional” as she thanked her “community of moms and parents, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, children for supporting his family over the years. and “especially right now”.
Dubrow denied revealing Ace’s transition was to “stay relevant or create a storyline in a TV show.” She admitted, however, that due to their family’s status in the public eye for more than a decade, “we had to say something before anyone else made a statement.”
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Dubrow shared a beach photo last week with her son’s name scrawled in the sand.
“It’s International Sons Day! We love you, our youngest son, Ace,” she wrote. “Our job as parents is to give our children a safe and supportive environment so that they can grow up as healthy, happy, confident and independent human beings. As Ace is a 12-year-old child, with a long life ahead of him, we’ll let him tell his own story one day if he chooses to. All we can say is Ace, we love you so much and we’re proud to be your parents. Your brother and sisters love and support you too.
Dubrow said the supportive comments on her post brought her to tears, but she also needed to “clarify some things.”
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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,” she said before addressing the backlash as to why she revealed the information now.
“As a mom, you know, you look at your kids and all you want to do is protect them. You want to protect them, you want to put helmets on them, you want to wrap them in bubble wrap and just pray so that nothing will ever hurt them physically or emotionally, and of course that’s what I want to do with my kids.
“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 number one goal…over the past few months it has become clear that we have to say something.
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Dubrow said her goal is to “recognize who our amazing son is” and make sure she shows them love and support.
“We also had to balance the fact that there are other people who want to tell your children’s stories for them,” she said. “So even though I don’t want to tell my kids’ stories for them, and I never have and never will, we had to say something before somebody else made a statement. .”
She continued, “The other thing I saw was that talking about my son had to stay relevant or create a storyline on a TV show. None of those things are true. They’re the farthest of the truth. Again, this is really all about protecting my children. I have already explained why now we are not trying to take advantage of my child for content.
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Dubrow, who is married to Dr. Terry Dubrow, believes in protecting and accepting your children as they are.
“I have four kids, and they’re amazing and they’re mine,” she said. “I know my biggest role is being a mother – I know that. I didn’t know that when I was younger, but I’ll tell you that being a parent – as many of you know – is the hardest job on the planet But being a mother, for me, is my most important job.
“I always hold my children and all of your children in my heart, every day, and I know that I was given these four children for a reason. And not only will I protect them and I will fight for their safety, their rights and their freedom, but I promise that I will also help you protect yours.”
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