Alex Nation left her son to pursue love with Richie Strahan on The Bachelor.
And, spoiler: it worked.
She also kept her five-year-old, Elijah, off our TV screens, and last week revealed that she had yet to introduce the two most important men in her life to each other.
But as open and honest as the 24-year-old has been about her life as a single mum, that hasn’t stopped the public, and even those closest to Alex, from criticising her skills as a parent.
Now, the new girlfriend of Alex’s ex-husband, Ashy Smith, wants her followers to know that she is not trying to replace Alex as Elijah’s mum.
Responding to comments on Instagram that she was a “better mum” to the five-year-old than the Bachelor winner, Ashy said she would never want to be seen as “treading on toes”.