She’s the doting mother to three-year-old Alfie James Pitfield, who she shares with her gym instructor husband Tom Pitford.
But Catherine Tydesley was criticised by an online troll this week who asked her if she ‘felt guilty seeking self-gratification’ by posing for photo shoots while her kid was ‘at home without their mother’.
But the Coronation Street star, 34, has received an apology from the Twitter user, after she claimed they were ‘mum-shaming’ her, and insisted she puts her little one to bed ‘almost every night’.
Back-tracking: Catherine Tyldesley received an apology from an online troll on Thursday after they ‘mum-shamed’ her for working while raising son Alfie
Hitting back on Twitter, she wrote: ‘I see my son every day. I wake up with him and put him to bed almost every night…I am a BRILLIANT mum.
‘He is testiment to that. Like so many other women out there doing their BEST for their families. (sic)’
Backtracking in their response, the user wrote: ‘Not trying to Mum shame at all. I’d say the same to anyone doing the same whether they are a mum or dad.
Online Trolling: She was criticised by an online troll who asked her if she ‘felt guilty seeking self-gratification’ by posing for photoshoots while her kid was ‘at home without their mother’
They continued: ‘I just find it so strange when people do what you do with these shoots… you won’t get this time back.. thats all.’
‘I’m sure he is an amazing wonderful little man. Point taken. I wouldn’t like people judging my life so I apologise. I’m too far the other way.
‘If I could quit work and spend 24/7 with my Son I would. I hate only seeing him mornings and evenings. Good luck with your future (sic)’
The back-tracking tweets come after Catherine was left ‘speechless’ by a previous comment by the Twitter user, who asked how she ‘has time’ for photoshoots.
Correcting them: Hitting back on Twitter, Catherine wrote: ‘I see my son every day. I wake up with him and put him to bed almost every night…I am a BRILLIANT mum’
In the original tweet, they wrote: ‘Why do you feel the need to post pics and selfies of yourself online? You are a Mother and a responsible adult.
‘How do you have time to have photo shoots etc? Don’t you feel guilty seeking self gratification while your child is at home without their Mother? (sic)’
Catherine fired back: ‘Wow… I mean I’m speechless. Is it 1950?? Mum shaming??? Really??? I have no need to justify or explain my actions to you or anyone.
‘So much for parents empowering and supporting each other. May your heart find joy and gratitude . Blessings x (sic)’
Apology: Backtracking, the user wrote: ‘Not trying to Mum shame at all. I’d say the same to anyone doing the same whether they are a mum or dad’ (Alfie pictured with dad Tom Pitford)