LOVE Island legend Olivia Bowen is seriously mum-ashamed when she shares a photo of her son Abel’s bedroom
Love Islander Olivia Bowen has come under fire from some of her followers after sharing a photo of her son Abel’s bedroom on Instagram.
The Love Island star, 29, who has her own interior page for her home, shared a photo of her son’s bedroom after adding new details to the room.
Olivia revealed that she changed her son’s bed into a toddler bed because he started trying to get out of the crib.
The reality personality, who recently bought a new home with husband Alex, 32, currently lives in a stunning mansion in Essex.
She regularly shares updates from home, but some of her followers think putting the bed in the room could be ‘dangerous’.
The bed was positioned against the wall, with one side of the bed facing the room, for which Olivia said she requested side guards.
However, in the comments section of the post, one person asked: “I guess beds aren’t supposed to be against the wall?”
‘It’s a safety hazard. Sadly, a few children died because they were trapped between the bed and the wall.
Another put: ‘I support this!! I’ve heard some truly tragic stories of young children tossing and turning in a deep sleep and suffocating between the bed and the wall.
“I don’t know what the right size gap is, all I know is that there should be a gap between the wall and the bed xx”
Someone also called out to the star and said: “You need a bed, Olivia. My daughter spent the first two weeks lying on the safety gate.”
“It would break my heart to see her lying there, but then she got used to staying in her bed.”
A follower then defended Olivia and claimed: “If you move her away from the wall, people will comment that a baby can fall, and one fall in the wrong place can kill a baby… nothing will be ‘right’, followed by an eye roll.” Emoji.
Olivia and Alex recently cemented their reputation as budding property entrepreneurs by selling their luxury Essex home for a huge profit.
The couple paid £1.8 million for their four-bedroom detached house in rural Essex in February 2020 before embarking on a renovation project.
It has been on the market for “offers in excess” of £1.5m and has already been sold under contract.
The exact sale price has not yet been revealed, but if it matches the asking price, it would net Olivia and Alex a fantastic profit on paper of £420,000 or more, depending on the size of the accepted bid.
But any overall profit will be affected by the tens of thousands of pounds they are believed to have spent on home improvements, including an extension.
MailOnline can also reveal that the couple who were runners-up on Love Island in 2016 have also been building their buy-to-let empire by purchasing what appear to be rental properties.
Companies House records reveal they incorporated a company called The Bowen Homes in December 2020, making themselves joint owners and directors.
The company now owns two investment properties in Wolverhampton, one worth £175,000 purchased in June last year and another worth £142,000 purchased in May 2021.
Olivia also owns a company worth around £500,000, which deals with media representation and the sale of textiles, clothing, fur, shoes and leather goods.
She and Alex made a series of dramatic changes to their Essex home after their purchase, including swapping out the kitchen and living room and creating a cinema room.
They received planning consent in June last year to build a single-storey extension to a detached garage, create a new games and entertainment room, and an office leading off to their gym.
In the property details, the estate agents describe it as an “impressively handsome family home” with “impressive gardens” including space for outdoor entertaining and a “beautiful bespoke kitchen/dining room”.
The description says the sale is a ‘rare opportunity to acquire this detached family home enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside’.
He adds: “The property has been significantly extended and refurbished to an ideal standard by the current owners and is centrally located on its own plot of over an acre, offering beautiful looking living accommodation.”
Agents describe the master bedroom as “most desirable” with a newly refurbished en-suite bathroom and adjoining dressing room or fifth bedroom and balcony “with far-reaching countryside views”.
Details continue: “The property is very private with electronically operated gates to the front onto a gravel driveway providing parking for several vehicles and a garage.
“The private rear gardens have fantastic entertaining terraces with a built-in bar, state-of-the-art speaker system and hot tub area.”
This month the house was featured in the second episode of the new ITV series Abbey Clancy: Celebrity Homes.
The episode, which was released on ITVX last Thursday, features Olivia showing TV personality Abby around her house.
It is believed to have been filmed in September as Olivia is seen saying her son Abel, who was born in June last year, is 15 months old.
Estate agent records show the house was put up for sale on October 4.
The episode shows former England star Peter Crouch’s wife Abbie entering Olivia’s house and declaring: “This is amazing.”
“My first impression was great,” adds the former on-screen model. What a staircase. It’s modern – full of neutral colours. It is so bright, spacious, beautiful and wonderful.
On the show, Olivia explains how she and Alex bought the 20-year-old house in 2020, just years after they appeared on Love Island.
She tells how she watched the house being built when she was a girl living nearby and became “obsessed” with it.
“We saw it available online and couldn’t believe it was for sale. I think it happened for a reason. It’s weird,” Olivia adds in the episode. “It’s that house that I was obsessed with when I was younger.”
She and Alex, who are said to be worth £4.2million, became the first Love Island couple to marry in 2018.
They defied expectations by staying together, forging careers as reality TV stars and influencers after getting engaged in 2017.
She raised her profile by filling maternity cover for Ferne McCann on This Morning and launched her own clothing range MissPap.
The couple also filmed the TLC show Olivia and Alex Say Yes in 2018.
Olivia told OK magazine this week that she and Alex are thinking about having another baby next year.
She also recently spoke about her battle with postpartum depression in recent months after an agonizing 30-hour labor when she gave birth to her son.
Olivia also admitted to receiving therapy after suffering recurring anxiety issues.
She told earlier this month how she wanted to speak out to encourage women to make more time for themselves in a bid to feel healthier both mentally and physically.
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