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Selling Sunset's Christine Quinn has shut down rumours that she 'faked her pregnancy'.
Christine, 33, took to her social media over the weekend where she shared an Instagram message on her Stories.
It read: "Why did you fake your pregnancy? It's totally OK to admit to having a surrogate but don't set unrealistic expectations for PP moms when you didn't even carry the baby yourself."
Shutting down the rumour, Christine wrote: "K y'all are beyond f*****g sick."
She later added on Twitter: "For all y'all still mad on pregnancy gate please go look at my IG stories. And apologise. This is seriously so hurtful."
The rumours appear to have emerged from a Reddit thread in which one user claims Christine could have been 'using a prosthetic baby bump', claiming "her bump is always concealed where the silicone lines would be".
Others rushed to defend Christine, with many pointing out that the editing of Selling Sunset - and TV shows in general - could mean Christine appeared pregnant in one scene, but not in the next.
One wrote: "Oh and you do realise the show cuts from one scene to months later right? You aren’t just getting the day to day. Why do you think she was pregnant one scene and had a weeks old baby the very next scene?"
"You can post a picture of giving birth and these conspiracy people still won't believe you. Kinda of sick," another wrote.
Christine welcomed her first child, a son named Christian Georges Dumontet, in May. She was busy filming scenes for the upcoming fourth season of Selling Sunset when in the hours after shooting, Christine's waters broke 'four to five weeks early'.
Christine explained on Instagram that during birth, baby C had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.
"Baby C was seconds away from not making it. The surgeons didn’t even have time to count their tools before stitching me up as I was flatlining. They ran me through the X-ray machine immediately after surgery to ensure there was no remaining tools left in my body. I am so grateful for the doctors and surgeons that saved BOTH of us," she said.
She later added to Tyla: "I was filming a scene with my boss Jason actually, and I went home to take a nap after filming, I laid down for about 30 minutes, and my water broke.
"I was rushed to the hospital, I was four or five weeks early, I had a baby. And I was back to work a week later."
Returning to work after a week drew criticism from trolls online, some of whom pondered whether Christine had secretly hired a surrogate.
"That was a lie," she says in response to the trolls. "The only thing that made me feel better, was walking, finally being able to walk back and forth from the bathroom. The more that I was walking, the better my body started feeling and I was able to heal myself.
"I got to this point where I was feeling better by physically walking and by doing things, whether it was small tasks in the kitchen, you know, even going into the office and just answering my emails. It made me feel normal again."
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