Sunday 24 September 2017

Samantha Mumba hits back at Jennifer Maguire over car crash 'selfie' claim: 'We've never even met'

Samantha Mumba (left) and Jennifer Maguire (right) are in a war of words
Samantha Mumba (left) and Jennifer Maguire (right) are in a war of words
Heavily pregnant Jennifer Maguire spotted filming her RTE show The Unemployables
Samantha Mumba
Jennifer Maguire at the official opening of Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in Smithfield
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It looks like there's a new Irish showbiz rivalry brewing.

Singer Samantha Mumba has hit back at RTE star Jennifer Maguire, after Jennifer labelled Samantha Mumba's post crash photos as "inappropriate".

Samantha, who is nine months pregnant, shared a snap on Instagram of a recent car crash, with her legs on a stretcher in an ambulance looking onto the wreckage.

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Samantha Mumba
Samantha Mumba

And the Gotta Tell you songstress said she was "lucky to be alive" after the smash.

Maguire, who is also heavily pregnant, slammed the pictures in her Irish Sun on Sunday column, saying "How did it even enter her head at that point that this would be a good time to tweet? It's so bizarre to me."

But Samantha has now spoken out about the criticism, saying she took the pictures for insurance purposes and only shared them after she and her unborn baby were deemed safe.

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Jennifer Maguire will welcome her first child with Lau Zamparelli.
Jennifer Maguire will welcome her first child with Lau Zamparelli.

"I would have presumed anyone with half a brain, never mind another pregnant woman, would have already known my only concern at the actual time was my baby," she told the Irish Sun.

"To the best of my knowledge, we have never met so i definitely don't expect empathy from her. I wish Jennifer well with the rest of her pregnancy."

Jennifer Maguire at the official opening of Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in Smithfield
Jennifer Maguire at the official opening of Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in Smithfield

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