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AFL WAG Emma Hawkins on dealing with Instagram trolls

‘Everyone I’m around had tiny baby bumps and snapped back’: AFL WAG Emma Hawkins follows ‘like-minded’ people on Instagram and tries to brush off nasty comments from trolls

She lives on a 62-hectare farm, 20 minutes from the heart of Geelong in Melbourne.

And Emma Hawkins, who is married to AFL Geelong Cats star Tom Hawkins, told this week’s Stellar magazine that she tries to brush off nasty comments from trolls.

Having watched everyone around her with ‘tiny baby bumps’ snap back, the 31-year-old said she now follows ‘like-minded’ people on Instagram.   

'Everyone I'm around had tiny baby bumps and snapped back': AFL WAG Emma Hawkins, 31, told Stellar that she now follows 'like-minded' people on Instagram, and tries to brush off nasty comments from trolls. Pictured with daughter Primrose, four months

‘Everyone I’m around had tiny baby bumps and snapped back’: AFL WAG Emma Hawkins, 31, told Stellar that she now follows ‘like-minded’ people on Instagram, and tries to brush off nasty comments from trolls. Pictured with daughter Primrose, four months

‘Everyone I’m around had tiny little baby bumps and seemed to snap back to their weight. (So) I would follow women who had pregnancies like mine,’ Emma revealed.

Mother to the couple’s daughters, Arabella, two, and Primrose, four months, Emma said she tries to not let the nasty barbs from trolls affect her.

‘When I’m being trolled or someone comments on my weight – if they say that on a day I’m feeling good, it’s water off a duck’s back,’ she explained.

‘But if they say that on a day when I’ve had no sleep and I’m feeling crap, then it will hit me where it hurts.’   

'It's water off a duck's back on a good day': Emma, who is married to AFL Geelong Cats star Tom Hawkins, 31, said she tries to not let the nasty barbs from trolls affect her

‘It’s water off a duck’s back on a good day’: Emma, who is married to AFL Geelong Cats star Tom Hawkins, 31, said she tries to not let the nasty barbs from trolls affect her 

High school sweethearts: Emma met Tom in high school and began dating in Year Twelve. The couple have been together ever since, tying the knot in 2016

High school sweethearts: Emma met Tom in high school and began dating in Year Twelve. The couple have been together ever since, tying the knot in 2016 

Emma met her sports star husband Tom, 31, in high school and began dating in Year Twelve.

The couple have been together ever since, tying the knot in 2016.  

In an interview with the Herald Sun in July, Emma opened up about becoming a second-time mum, revealing she finds it ‘easier’ with two.   

‘We’ve both been more confident as parents,’ she told the newspaper.

‘We’ve found it easier, but busier. You’re not doing everything for the first time and you’re not Googling everything and second guessing yourself.’   

Family unit: The couple are proud parents to Primrose (right) and Arabella (left), two

Family unit: The couple are proud parents to Primrose (right) and Arabella (left), two 

Daily Mail UK

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