Danielle Lloyd Hits Back At Those Who Criticised Her For Confirming She’ll Choose Sex Of Fifth Child

Danielle Lloyd has hit back at critics who disagreed with her decision to choose the sex of her fifth child by showing it’s a “family decision”. 

The 34-year-old, who is mum to Archie, six, Harry, five, and George, two, with former partner Jamie O’Hara and newborn Ronnie with her fiancé Michael O’Neill, recently spoke out about her desire for a girl.

In a statement read out on ‘Loose Women’, Lloyd said: “I’m not sure why anyone would deny us this. I’ve always wanted a girl, I totally appreciate the fact that some women aren’t lucky enough to have children and might think I’m selfish.

“Michael and I will go abroad for gender selection, I don’t doubt that many celebrities do it, but not many people say it.”

After receiving criticism, Lloyd shared a video on Instagram of her boys’ disappointment when they found out her fourth child would be a boy.

The throwback video showed Lloyd asking her sons who wanted a girl – to which her three boys all cheered – and who wanted a boy – to which they “boo’ed”.

When the blue balloons were revealed, only one of her boys seemed impressed.

Lloyd shared the video after the reaction to her gender selection and wrote: “Need I say more? Gender selection is a family decision.”

Commenting on the video, one person disagreeing with her choice wrote: “You should not mess with nature. Sometimes you just have to be thankful in life for what you have instead of thinking you can buy what you want. I really do find it disgusting.”

However other mums of boys could relate to the desire for a girl.

“Well I have three sons and I would do it if I had any spare money,” one mum wrote. “I adore my boys, yet I yearn for a daughter, I can’t explain it. It’s something I’m made to feel I shouldn’t talk about and it’s heartbreaking.”

Another mum wrote: “I have four boys and totally understand the desire for a little girl, it doesn’t mean you love your boys any less! I ended up having little girl six months ago, an absolute shock but obviously I was really happy.”