Jacqueline Jossa’s ‘sick, sleepy’ make-up free mum selfie

The EastEnders actress is far from 'ugly', but we totally get what she's saying here ?


When we saw this cute, sleepy selfie on pregnant actress Jacqueline Jossa’s Instagram, we didn’t really think too much of it.


After all, there are loads of lush pics of 25-year-old Jac smiling with her gorgeous 3-year-old daughter, Ella – who she shares with husband Dan Osborne.

But we stopped in our tracks after reading the caption, because everything she wrote alongside it made total sense to us.

Here’s her story behind the selfie…

“As a mother I barely have time to put make up on or wear a cute outfit without rushing here there and everywhere and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she began.

“This is me, poorly, sleepy, pregnant and make up free this morning!!

“I took a photo because me and Ella were having a cute moment reading a book together and then looked at the photo and thought holy moly poor me ahha!!

“One of them ones where you feel even more unwell cos you look so bad??

“But I like the fact I can post and make others feel better to let people realise that we all feel ugly and low sometimes!

“Let’s still take photos and memory’s we will keep forever ? hopefully I look a bit more presentable tomorrow?

“Sorry Guys!! Me and my darling love a cuddle in the morning ??”


We have to admit, we didn’t even realise that Jacqueline was sans make-up in this shot. Sure, she looks a little tired (don’t we all?), but she has THE most glowy skin ?

That said, we can totally relate to her post. How many times have we forgone a family selfie, or kept it hidden away in our camera rolls, purely because we don’t look our best in the shot? Probably more times than we care to admit.

No more! This is a FAB reminder that we should just take the pics anyway, regardless of how sleepy, sick or rough we look.

No doubt these are the ones we’ll look back at the most, and will make us laugh or smile the hardest ?

Images: Instagram/Jacqueline Jossa

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