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Real Housewives of Melbourne: Cherry defends homemakers

Real Housewives of Melbourne star Cherry Dipietrantonio defends stay-at-home mums and says there’s nothing wrong with being supported by a wealthy husband


Real Housewives of Melbourne star Cherry Dipietrantonio has hit back at critics of homemakers and stay-at-home mums.

In a lengthy post to Instagram, the aspiring wellness guru said she was tired of the constant digs about women who choose not to pursue professional careers.

‘There have been a few digs floating around about “just being a Housewife” and living a life amounting to nothing more than being “supported by wealthy husbands”,’ she wrote.

Speaking out: Real Housewives of Melbourne star Cherry Dipietrantonio has hit back at critics of homemakers and stay-at-home mums in a fiery Instagram post

‘Can we please take a moment to recognise that women choosing to stay home and nuture their children, putting their own dreams on hold to be the baby feeder, school dropper-offer, lunch maker, snot wiper, meal provider, etc…should not be disregarded and seen to be worthless or without ambition,’ she continued.

‘On the contrary, I personally have always been filled with passion to succeed by my own merits. 

‘However, sometimes life takes a different turn and we make choices to suit our own path. No regrets, just a solid albeit chaotic family, amazing memories, a few ironed-out wrinkles and plenty more years ahead.’

Supportive: Cherry met husband Andre (left) in 1999 while backpacking in Bali. They now share three children together

Supportive: Cherry met husband Andre (left) in 1999 while backpacking in Bali. They now share three children together

The 40-year-old put her career on hold when she got married to raise her three children, but is now attempting to launch a new career as an online yoga teacher.

Cherry met husband Andre in 1999 while they were both backpacking in Bali. He works as a marketing manager for an exporting company.  

Her comments come after co-star Anjali Rao, a former anchor for CNN International, took several savage swipes at homemakers on the show.

Nuptials: Cherry is pictured with her marketing manager husband Andre on their wedding day

Nuptials: Cherry is pictured with her marketing manager husband Andre on their wedding day

‘I’m not exactly dealing with the biggest brains here. They’re not special, they’re just your average old, run of the mill, common or garden variety b****es,’ Anjali said.

‘I have achieved more than most of them, and what most of them ever will.

‘Most of them are just these empty, vacuous airheads who don’t have anything in their lives except money from whoever they married.’

'I have achieved more than most of them!' Her comments come after co-star Anjali Rao, a former anchor for CNN International, took several savage swipes at homemakers on the show

‘I have achieved more than most of them!’ Her comments come after co-star Anjali Rao, a former anchor for CNN International, took several savage swipes at homemakers on the show

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