Fans of Coronation Street have hit out at Ryan Thomas for parading his daughter around in his baby announcement video with new girlfriend.
Fans were left convinced that there was ill feeling between Ryan and Tina when his TOWIE star girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh shared a video of their baby news, Mirror Online reports.
In the video Ryan and Lucy announce that they’re expecting – while Ryan and Tina’s daughter Scarlett bursts into tears.
As the 10-year-old cries on camera, Lucy can be heard insisting they were “happy tears” – and 36-year-old Tina later posted a series of cryptic Instagram posts, appearing to hit out at Ryan.
The mum-of-two, who has four-year-old son Beau with husband Adam Croft, uploaded a post saying: “Don’t always trust what you see on social media. Even salt looks like sugar.”
After deleting that post, Tina returned to social media on Wednesday with a second quote that read: “Don’t waste your time with explanations. People will hear what they want to hear.”
Fans were quick to side with Tina over the issue, blasting Ryan for including his young daughter in his baby announcement with Lucy, Mirror Online reports.
Posting on Instagram, Alicia Dowling said: “I can imagine her daughter went home to her mum feeling overwhelmed, it was all very public. Also she’s been her dad’s baby all her life.
“Her mum might have been cross that a video of her daughter so emotional was made so public. I doubt after so long there’s any jealousy there.”
Victoria Anne said: “I watched the video of the balloon announcement and I found the whole thing very uncomfortable to be honest.
“Firstly didn’t think it was fair on the child to have it all so public. Children instinctively know when they have a reaction expected of them and the poor girl didn’t know what to do and so responded with tears.”
Lyndsey Kirky said: “Maybe Tina wasn’t told about the news and then seen the video announcement.”
However, others insisted Tina’s posts may have had nothing to do with Ryan’s new life with girlfriend Lucy and that people were “jumping to conclusions”.
The Corrie star is yet to respond to comments from many who have presumed the ‘cryptic’ posts were about her ex.