‘I don’t know how to filter them!’ Denise Welch hits back at trolls who give her “flack” for posing in swimsuits at 64 as she sets out to “empower” women with unedited snaps.
She often shows off her incredible figure on social media.
And Denise Welch has admitted she was bombarded with hate for posting unfiltered snaps in her swimwear online.
The Loose Women panelist, 64, shut down online trolls leaving nasty comments about the sultry snaps as she breaks with the mold.
The star brushed off the backlash, explaining that she’s doing this to empower other women who may lack the confidence to do the same.
Denise appeared on pal Kaye Adams’ How To Be 60 podcast and spoke candidly about being comfortable in her own skin and embracing aging.
Denise Welch, 64, has shut down trolls who give her “flack” for posing in swimsuits while she goes on a quest to “empower” women with the unfiltered snaps.
“If someone says I help empower women, that’s a badge I will wear.
“I get so much criticism for still posing in swimsuits at 64, but I don’t care because if a person says, ‘I felt really bad and I saw you in a swimsuit and you’re in your 60s. .’
“And you know, I don’t filter them — partly because I don’t know how to do that,” she explained.
Denise added that she was the “poster child” because it’s never too late to do something, as she recalled having her second child, Louise Vincent, at age 42.
While she also looked back on meeting husband Lincoln Townley later in life, she called him the “love of my life.”
The TV personality is often open about her tumultuous life and 30-year mental health struggle, and recently opened up about suffering from postnatal depression after giving birth to her first son, Matt Healy.
Denise admitted she was upset by a recent US news story about a woman suffering from postpartum psychosis and postnatal depression.
Puerperal psychosis, or postpartum psychosis, is a serious mental illness that can affect someone shortly after having a baby, affecting around 1 in 500 postpartum mothers.
She said: “I get so much criticism for still posing in swimsuits at 64, but I don’t care because if a person says, ‘I felt really bad and I saw you in a swimsuit and you’re in your sixties. .’
Inspirational: “If someone says I help empower women, that’s a badge I will wear,” she continued
Denise spoke on her podcast about the “huge impact postnatal depression has had on her life after having eldest son Matt,” who is now 33.
In a clip shared on Twitter, she said: “I was really upset by a US story about a woman who took the life of her three children who were suffering from postpartum psychosis and postnatal depression.
“I’ve been talking about the origin of my major depressive disorder, postnatal depression, for over 30 years now, since I’ve had Matty.
“We talk too little about it and about postnatal psychoses. I’ve spoken to thousands of women over the years and the psychosis side of it is absolutely horrifying because people go completely insane.
“I don’t justify anything. I’m just saying I think it’s an approach for me to share with you my journey of my horrors and experiences with postpartum depression and I’m touching on postpartum psychosis.
The former Coronation Street star shares the sons of 1975 star Matt and actor Louis, 21, with ex-husband and Benidorm star Tom Healy.
Found love: Denise added that she was the “poster child” for it’s never too late to do anything as she recalled meeting husband Lincoln Townley later in life and making him the “love of my life” called.
‘We don’t talk about it enough’: The TV personality is often open about her turbulent life and 30-year mental health struggle, and recently opened up about suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her first son, Matt Healy (pictured in 2011)