In this social media driven day and age, one of the first things that happen after the birth of a baby is that it gets announced on Facebook or Instagram .
This trend is especially common among celebrities, who pose with their baby and partner for a photo to share the big news.
Of course many people are thrilled by the photos and enjoy getting a brief glimpse into the star’s personal life.
But there are also those who will use it as an opportunity to tear into the celebrity and “troll” them, for lack of a better term.
Gabrielle Union has welcomed her first child (Image: Splash News)
This is the situation American actress Gabrielle Union has recently found herself in after sharing some cute snaps from the hospital featuring her husband Dwayne Wade and their newborn daughter.
The 46-year-old, who famously appeared in movies such as Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You and Bad Boys II, has come under fire for her photos – and there’s a rather bizarre reason why.
People on Instagram are particularly confused by Gabrielle’s appearance in the photo, where she can be seen wearing a hospital bracelet and gown.
And the reason why this is causing confusion is because the baby was born via surrogate, due to various fertility struggles the couple faced – so people don’t understand why she looks like she gave birth.
More than one million people have liked Gabrielle’s photos since they were posted, with many taking the time to comment.
One person wrote: “Why is Gab wearing a patient gown???”
Another posted: “Why she looking like she pushed her out! Lol… but ok congrats.”
A third added: “But why is she in the hospital gown tho? Lmao that’s definitely the one for the patient to wear not the visitor.”
She shared three sweet snaps on Instagram (Image: gabunion/Instagram)
However other people have come to the star’s defense and explained there’s a simple reason why she was wearing hospital attire.
“It’s skin to skin contact… the mothers have to have first skin to skin contact with their babies just the same way they do to mothers that birth a child. Try finding things out before you assume…it’s a beautiful thing,” commented one user.
Another simply shut down the haters by saying: “None of our business.”
Gabrielle and her husband Dwayne used a surrogate for the birth of their daughter (Image: Splash News)
Gabrielle has previously opened up about having suffered “eight or nine miscarriages” in her book We’re Going to Need More Wine.
“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
And while speaking at a conference in August of this year, she revealed her struggles were due to a condition called “adenomyosis” which causes the inner lining of the uterus to break through the muscle wall of the uterus.
She said: “Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers.
“Everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid – and that’s on you for wanting a career.’
“The reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”