Shut. down. Bachelor in Paradise alum Jade Roper slammed fans who suggested that her and Tanner Tolbert‘s daughter, Emerson, showed signs of autism. The reality starlet went into full mama bear mode and made it clear that the parents have their child’s needs fully under control. The couple welcomed their precious girl back in August 2017 and are currently expecting their second kiddo, a son, in August. The Bachelor Nation duo seems over-the-moon about their growing family and are ready for the trolls to just back off. Keep scrolling to see Jade’s response!
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Cutest Lil Family
The reality babe frequently posts about her equally adorable daughter and their daily adventures. She received the latest insensitive comment from a ~concerned~ fan after sharing a video of Emmy having fun at the park with her dad.
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OK Then …
“How old is she? She’s kind of showing signs of Autism. Just thinking,” someone messaged Jade about her daughter. The person was seemingly referring to Emerson not talking a lot when she’s being filmed.
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A Strong Message
“You all, these are NOT OK messages to send to people,” Jade fired back. “If you all mean well, it’s still not OK to say she has Autism or needs speech therapy or to comment any sort of thing like that to anyone about their child.”
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Jade added that she and Tanner are fully invested in their daughter’s life, which includes monitoring her important milestones. “We are her parents, we have a pediatrician and we know her development. Comments like this really throw me for a loop.”
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“What’s the point of posting [then]?” another person quipped back at Jade’s response. “The public [noticed] YOUR post that YOUR daughter doesn’t speak … say thanks and move on.” They added, “If you post things it IS OK to comment.”
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Jade just kept firing. “I’m saying people would never come up to someone in public and say these things,” the brunette beauty wrote. “There needs to be some sort of internet etiquette, you don’t get to go rogue because you’re behind a keyboard.” She’s definitely not wrong about that!
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The podcast host then confirmed that Emerson does indeed say “plenty of words.” The proud mom explained, “I share parts of my life to bring joy and because they bring me joy. But she is not a monkey to dance for you (or in this case to show you how many words she knows/doesn’t know).”
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Jade completed her rant by adding: “I’m just going to assume the people commenting these things are NOT parents because they clearly don’t have a clue.”
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The reality starlet always keeps it very real when it comes to motherhood. Last month, she opened up on Instagram about hitting her breaking point.
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A Lot of Pressure
“Pregnant, sick, exhausted and overwhelmed … all while taking care of a sick toddler,” she began a lengthy post on June 11. Feeling really low, unsure and doubting myself, how am I actually supposed to be able to handle all this with two children?”
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She noted in the heartbreaking post that she had doubts if she will be “good enough” and “strong enough for two littles who will [depend] on me.”
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Stressed to Say the Least
Jade was being stretched too thin with their second kiddo on the way. “Feeling unable to juggle life as it is now, even though each day this baby inside me continues to grow and is closer to entering the outside world … I love my babies more than anything, just not really sure this facade of balancing it all truly exists when you’re a mom,” she wrote.
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Another fear she has is losing herself as her own person. The reality beauty explained, “Scared I’m going to lose that last little bit of myself that’s not ‘mom.’ Feeling no one around me truly understands even when I try explaining myself because even I don’t fully understand myself.”
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She was sure to note that the heavy feeling “shall pass,” but hoped her vulnerable message resonated with others. “I’m not alone in feeling like this sometimes,” she (accurately) guessed.
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The star seems to be feeling much better as her due date inches closer. On July 10, she shared an update after an appointment with her midwife. “Baby boy is sitting really low like I’ve been feeling!” she divulged on Instagram.
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The Last Few Weeks
Pregnancy is no joke and Jade has been feeling the side effects for nearly nine months. “My hormones and emotions have been insanely high and I’ve been having lucid labor/birth dreams every night,” she wrote.
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“It’s truly amazing how our internal instincts kick in, all I feel like doing is nesting into our home, cuddling and focusing on this baby coming,” the (almost) mom-of-two gushed about getting ready for the arrival.
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Motherhood has given Jade a new lease on womanhood. She explained, “I feel such an inward shift in my thinking and a deeper connection to my body and to the baby.”
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You’ve Got This
Jade and Tanner look like they’re amazing parents to Emmy and we have no doubt they’ll rise to the occasion for their new son.
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Jade has one more month to go before baby Tolbert is here and we can’t wait!