Brooke Vincent has opened up about the pride she feels towards her stretch marks on a stunning bikini shoot with her sons Mexx and Monroe.

The former Coronation Street star revealed she has been working out at the gym twice a week since last October and has discovered a newfound appreciation for her body since becoming a mum.

Speaking exclusively to OK! , Brooke said: “I’ve got stretch marks from having the boys – I’ve got them on my stomach and legs. I already had them on my bum.

“They came on at the final two weeks of my first pregnancy, then I got more with Monroe.

“Some people are so worried about showing or even saying they’ve got stretch marks, but I’ve accepted they’re my new body now. There’s nothing I can do about them and I got them from my babies, so that’s pretty cool.”

Brookeleft her career-defining role as Sophie Webster in Coronation Street to focus on family life in 2019 and has put all of her being into bringing up Mexx, two, and 16-month-old Monroe ever since

She said that recruiting a personal trainer had given her some much needed me-time while the boys were at nursery, and helped to unleash in her a new sense of confidence after being plagued by insecurities in her 20s.

She said: “I got back to the gym and now I’m back in my old jeans, and I’m at a point where if I want to wear something, I’m going to wear it. I used to dress in oversized stuff and was so cautious of what other people thought.

“You spend all those years thinking you’re fat and you haven’t got a bloody clue! When I was eight-and-half-months pregnant, I was like a double-fronted detached house with a garden. That’s huge!

“I don’t know where I’ve got this newfound confidence from but I’ll wear dresses and tight skirts because that’s what I like. My friends are like, ‘Where have you come from?’ I just appreciate myself and my body more.”

Her powerful body transformation comes 16 months after Brooke welcomed Monroe, her second son with fiance Kean Bryan, into the world on on 4 May 20,21 at 8.14am – the exact same time as his big brother Mexx.

In an exclusive OK! shoot she spoke out about his “complicated” birth which saw her go into labour before her planned c-section.

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