Amy Childs shares very rare photo of son as he turns 4 years old – despite banning him from Towie | The Sun

AMY Childs shared a rare glimpse of her son to celebrate his fourth birthday.

The reality star, 32, posed a sweet throwback photo of her daughter Polly, five, and her rarely-seen soon Ritchie.

The touching tribute post showed Amy cradling a newborn Ritchie, while his older sister starred adoringly at him.

In a second snap, Polly and Ritchie shared a sweet sibling moment as they held hands while on an outing.

Amy captioned it: "Happy Birthday my darling Ritchie.

"How are you 4 today, mummy loves you so much.

"I love how much you are a mummy’s boy, please stop growing!!"


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Amy's co-stars were quick to send their birthday messages, with Georgia Kousoulou writing: "Happy birthday beautiful boy."

Amy's cousin Harry Derbidge commenting: "Happy birthday Richie, uncle Harry loves you so much."

Christine McGuinness and Alison Hammond posted a series of love hearts.

Back in 2020, Amy defended her decision to put her daughter Polly on screen – but not her son Ritchie.

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At the time, the TV star said she was flooded with messages from fans demanding to know why her so doesn't appear on her social media or in TV shows.

She told The Sun: "Putting her on the show was obviously something I needed to think about very carefully, especially as I don't put Ritchie on social media.

"I want to clear this up too because I get a lot of messages on social media every single day saying 'why do you always put up pictures of your daughter and not your son or why is Polly on the show and not Ritchie'. 'Do you love your daughter more? etc'. 

"I must get about 20 messages a day about Ritchie, but basically me and Ritchie's dad agreed together not to put Ritchie on social media or TOWIE.

"We won't put him on social media or TV until he is old enough to make that decision himself.

"He is a beautiful little boy, he is like a mini-me and of course I love him every bit as much as Polly. Polly has a different dad and I made a different decision with Polly and it is that simple. 

"It was a hard decision because I don't want Ritchie or Polly to grow up and say why did you do that with me and not my brother and sister. 

"All the constant messages questioning my love for Ritchie does get me down though because I love my children exactly the same.

"Having one in the public eye and one not doesn't reflect how much I love them. It is just different decisions based on different dads. 

"At the end of the day it's nobody else's business. They are my kids and I will bring them up the best way I chose but I would like to get that message out to try and explain the reason."

It comes after Amy recently clashed with boyfriend Billy Delbosq on the new series of Towie.

The Essex girl revealed Billy had messaged another girl behind her back and said things between them had been "s**t" for weeks.

Despite Billy jetting out to the Dominican Republic to surprise her for their first anniversary, Amy had to clear up some issues before they could celebrate.

The mum-of-two then revealed what Billy had been up to.

She said: "You messaging another girl, for me, was probably the hardest thing I've had to go through in a relationship. do you know what I mean? I know your reasons, we weren't together that week because we were on and off."

Her boyfriend played it down, saying: "That's what I'm saying to you, there was f*** all in it. You're saying you want to be with me, then you don't, then you do, then you don't."

Amy said: "I've seen the messages, you invited her back with your mates, absolutely fine, fair enough what you do – that is not acceptable in a relationship, because I would never do that to you."

She wasn't ready to walk away though and insisted she still trusted him.

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