The fitness superstar is under fire after a celebrating the impending arrival of her first child.
Kayla Itsines is no stranger to pregnancy controversy. It seems like ever since she made the announcement last year, the fitness guru has been forced to justify almost everything, including her decision to continue to exercise. The latest wave of criticism has come after a baby shower planned by her sister Leah was labelled ‘extravagant’ by the Instagram star’s 11 million followers.
With the baby girl’s arrival in May growing ever closer, Leah threw her sister a pastel pink baby shower complete with marble tables, a pink and chrome balloon installation, and personalised cookies news.com.au reports. The Aussie fitness star’s fiance, Tobi Pearce, was also in attendance and the pair shared a number of cute couple snaps on their respective social accounts. Kayla wore a pale pink dress in keeping with the theme of the day and looked every bit the glowing mum-to-be. “You’re stunning! You’re the most beautiful pregnant lady I’ve ever seen!” said one Instagram follower. “Motherhood looks good on you!” said another.
A Bit Extra
While many comments on the post shared excitement for the couple, some were critical of the extravagance of the celebration. “This baby shower is so extra,” said one comment. “It’s a bit extravagant for me,” wrote another. The comments come just after Tobi threw an over the top surprise engagement party for Kayla, and the couple posted their Instagrammable gender reveal only a few weeks ago.
While we don’t think many mums would be able to afford to replicate Kayla’s shower, bigger isn’t necessarily better – no balloon arrangement or centrepiece can replace a fun celebration with friends and family.
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