Father Of Daughters blogger Simon Hooper broke his silence after wife Clemmie was caught trolling friends from fake account.
Clemmie was forced to apologise after internet detectives worked out she was the face behind a fake profile spreading nasty rumours about her friends on a gossip site.
The Instagrammer, who boasts nearly 675,000 followers, had been trolling her friends for eight months on the Tattle Life site – even branding her own husband Simon a "class A t**t" in a bid to cover her tracks.
Clemmie and Simon – known as Father Of Daughters with two million followers of his own – share four children together aged between three and 11.
The dad-of-four said the incident had taken a toll on their family unit and he insisted it would take time to heal the rift.
He wrote: "In all honesty, I'm feeling both angry & a bit sad. I can't condone or fully understand why Clemmie did what she did. Make no mistake about it – she made some bad choices – I just wish she could have spoken to me about this before it all got too much.
"Actually, If we're wishing for things, I wish it had never happened in the first place. I’ve seen first hand what 3 years of being attacked online can do to a person and the dark places it can drive you to – I guess whereas I can happily ignore it all, she couldn’t & ended up getting lost.
"To be clear, I’m not here to defend my wife’s actions or provide excuses because I have none. What I do know is that online actions have real world consequences – this has impacted our family & it will take some time to recover."
Simon offered no defence or excuses for his wife, yet he did voice he was feeling angry and sad by the trolling.
The truth come to light after several users grew suspicious of the blog posts published under the name AliceIn WanderLust.
After Clemmie come clean, Simon had his say on the trolling incident.
He elaborated: "So, some people in this corner of the internet may want to know my response to what’s happened over the last couple of days.
"Frankly, I'm in a crap position as I only really have 2 options – 1). to stay silent to protect my wife & knowing that if I do, the silence will be deafening or 2). to comment on something I had no knowledge of. "
Clemmie was caught when both she and her alias revealed they were in St Lucia at the same time.
It come nearly a year after dubbing her fellow Instagrammers "desperate" and even sympathising with them in real life about the online bullying.
As a number of influencers started breaking their silence about the real "Alice", Clemmie stepped forward to make her bombshell confession.
"I know there are some rumours circulating and I want to take the opportunity to explain," she wrote on her Instagram Story.
"Earlier this year, I became aware of a website that had thousands of comments about my family and I. Reading them made me feel extremely paranoid and affected me much more than I knew at the time.
"I decided without telling anyone else that I would make an anonymous account so that this group of people would believe I was one of them, so that I could maybe change their opinions from the inside to defend my family and I."
Laura Rutherford, known as that_mummy_smile, called out "Alice" in a savage post, after Clemmie privately admitted that she was behind the fake account.
Clemmie temporarily quit Instagram in 2018 after Mumsnet users accused her of commercialising her children by posting pictures of them in return for lucrative sponsorship deals.
She took to the parenting website to defend herself, writing at the time: "I don't feel I 'sell' my children to make money, I actually hardly ever feature the older girls and have changed my approach when working with brands e.g. I won't feature a picture of my children alone for an AD and I always ask 'do they need to be in the post at all?'
"I said I hardly ever feature them. They also see and give consent to any post where there are in the picture."
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