For some quick context, Sophie and Joe were married for four years. During this time, they welcomed two kids: Willa and Delphine, who are three and one respectively.
The news of Sophie and Joe’s split came as a total shock to pretty much everyone last September, with Sophie herself alleging in legal filings that she only learned of Joe’s decision to file for divorce after seeing reports in the media.
Although Sophie has been defended by fans who pointed out how “misogynistic” the media coverage around the divorce was, she has unfortunately still faced heaps of mom-shaming comments — namely under her Instagram posts.
A few weeks ago, when she shared a bunch of photos with her friends and stated that “2023 was the year of the girlies,” several people took to the comments to question if she’d “forgotten” her kids.
“For the girls but obviously not your daughters,” one comment read. “You seem to have forgotten that you have girls who are gonna suffer the consequences of your actions 🤷🏻♀️ better prepare yourself,” someone else wrote.
Not long after, when Sophie shared a photo of herself on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, she was told by trolls to “go take care” of her children.
In one of the pictures, which were from a group ski trip, Peregrine could be seen with his arm around Sophie. In another, they were sitting side by side on a ski lift.
The comments under Sophie’s post were immediately filled with horrific comments. “Where are your kids?” one person wrote, while someone else said, “Be a mom.”
It’s important to note that Sophie has never posted photos of her kids publicly, and has spoken out repeatedly about her and Joe’s shared desire to raise them in private. Just last year, she wrote in an Instagram statement, “Our children deserve the right to grow up out of the public eye, to learn and grow in private.”
It’s also worth mentioning that Sophie and Joe ultimately agreed to evenly split custody of their children, meaning that they spend equal amounts of time with her in the UK, and with him in the US.