The sound you can hear is people shouting at Jodi Anasta through their keyboards and their phone screens. You see, news broke yesterday that her 2-year-old daughter Aleeia lives with her father Braith Anasta during the week and her mother on weekends. The couple are no longer married.
“I have her every week, Monday to Friday,” 34-year-old Braith Anasta told Yahoo7B. “I’m a lucky dad and she’s amazing, she’s a beautiful girl who is growing up quick so I’m very, very lucky.”
Jodi Anasta, 34, is currently working on Neighbours which is filmed in Melbourne. Presumably, she commutes. He’s the lead parent. They’ve worked it out. Just like every couple must even if they aren’t divorced.
But wait. The fact Braith is their daughter’s primary carer at the moment is clear proof that Jodi is a terrible mother and actually an awful person. What mother DOES that? This is even worse than that time Rachael Finch said that her daughter spends weekends with her grandparents.
Or when James Stewart said he was the primary carer of his 5-year-old daughter Scout with ex-partner Jessica Marais while she was travelling and that they share custody 50/50 when she was home.
Or the time Chelsea Clinton missed her toddler’s first day at preschool because she was campaigning with her mother who is trying to be President. The child’s dad was there but still. What a terrible mother. All of them. Terrible. Why did they even have kids if they never want to be with them?
Look, we need to stop this. We need to get over this idea that the only person who can care for their child adequately and provide all their physical and emotional needs at all times is their biological mother.
What about their father? What about other loving adults in their lives? Grandparents? Carers?
A Mother should never be made to feel they are not good enough for their child when they are doing everything they can to keep them safe, happy and loved. Only the parents of a child truly know what is best and should always have faith in their decisions. I value dearly the relationship Violet has with her Grandmother and I believe this is one of the most important and influential relationships growing up. I work hard so that I can provide the best future for the amazing soul we have created. I won’t ever stop believing in her or the strength of the family unit.