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'I'm trying to give my children everything they deserve' - Brave mum Emma Murphy

David Kearns

Published 02/09/2015 | 12:19

Emma Murphy with her two children
Emma Murphy with her two children
Francis Usanga with Emma Murphy
Emma Murphy in her video Pic: Facebook

Brave Irish mum Emma Murphy is “trying her best” to provide for her children, saying they “deserve everything” two months on from when she inspired millions with a video accusing their father of hitting her.

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The Irish mother-of-two, who received praise from across the world with a video detailing the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of TV fitness coach Francis Usanga, said she could not be “prouder” of her eldest son as he started crèche.

“Xavier is talking so many new words, feeling so proud of my 2 babies,” she wrote in an emotional post on her Facebook page.

“Proud mammy this was last week.

Emma Murphy with her two children
Emma Murphy with her two children

“Trying to provide the best I can for these two, they deserve everything and so much more.”

A video posted to Facebook by the 26-year-old in July went viral worldwide after she accused former partner Francis Usanga of hitting her.

Speaking to the media, Mr Usanga admitted to hitting the young mother and said he would like to apologise to her and her family and friends.

Ms Murphy however rejected the 29-year-old fitness instructor’s apology, saying that she was “really hurt, really really hurt that he didn’t apologise” to her personally.

Last month, Ms Murphy said her life was “far from perfect” but that when she looked at her two children’s smiles “it certainly is perfect… being a mammy is the most amazing feeling in the world.”

“In life we come up against struggles/challenges, nothing in life is free and we are really challenged at times,” she wrote.

 “My life is far from perfect but when I'm with my 2 babies it certainly is perfect to see them smile, being a mammy is the most amazing feeling in the world.”

Ms Murphy went on to thanked all of those who reached out to her and offered their support.

"I am sorry but I simply cannot reply to every single email but from the bottom of my heart I want to thank each and every person.

"I have not used my social media since posting the video as I needed to take time for myself and children.

"If my video has even helped one person in a similar situation to mine I am honoured and proud of that," she wrote.

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