Former pop star Natasha Hamilton said that she doesn't care when people comment on her looks or weight, but when they start to comment on her brood she gets angry.
The 32-year-old has four children by four different fathers.
"I do get people saying nasty things because my children have different dads. But I feel I would have been a worse mum staying in relationships that were detrimental to me and my children's happiness," the Liverpudlian singer said.
"Sometimes you have to walk away. I stand by all my decisions and feel I made the right ones," she added.
Natasha is now loved up with former Five band member Richie Neville, with whom she has an eight-month-old daughter named Ella.
The former Atomic Kitten (she joined the popband in 1999 aged 16) has said that while her life hasn't always been ideal, she wouldn't change anything.
"I've realised you can do all you can to make your life right and it's not always down to you, it's down to the other person and you can't control them," she told The Mirror.
"Is it what I wanted out of my life? No, of course not. But I have my lovely sons and now a daughter and you just have to stop dragging the baggage of the past around with you and move on."
"I feel like I've lived a million lives," she added.
Natasha's oldest son Josh (12) was the result of her relationship with Irish bouncer and nightclub boss Fran Cosgrave, whom she met while he was working for Westlife.
"Josh said to me recently, 'Mum, I really admire what you've done in your life because you're not willing to settle for anything other than the best.' I was so touched. They're wonderful kids and hopefully I can pass on some wisdom, so they make good decisions," Natasha said.
Her 10-year-old son Harry's father is dancer Gavin Hatcher, whom she met on tour.
However they split after two years.
Natasha then married businessman Riad Erraji, the father of her son Alfie (4) and a baby who she tragically miscarried.
The couple went their separate ways in 2013.
Natasha is hopeful that she has found infinite happiness with Richie (35) whom she originally met when she was 16.
"I hope with all my heart this time it's for ever and the happy-ever-after ending I've always wanted."
"I don't think I've ever been as happy and secure. He's been through a lot like me so we seem to understand one another."