- Outdaughtered stars Danielle Busby opens up to GoodHousekeeping.com about how she and her husband Adam deal with online critics and parent shamers.
- Danielle and Adam are parents to six girls, five are quintuplets.
- Outdaughtered season 5 airs Tuesday nights on TLC. On July 30, new episodes will air from 7 p.m. - 11:04 p.m.
Adam and Danielle Busby of TLC's Outdaughtered are constantly working hard for their family. As parents of six little girls (five of which are quintuplets), the couple is always doing what they can to make sure Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate, Riley Paige, and Blayke Louise are as happy and healthy as possible.
Unfortunately though, being in the spotlight has made them susceptible to lots of online haters and parent shamers. Danielle tells GoodHousekeeping.com that everything from her and Adam's date night Instagrams to a small decision on the show gets picked apart. One thing in particular that Danielle says she often deals with is people criticizing that she and Adam set a night every week for alone time.
"It's something we have done literally since we had Blayke and we get hit in a negative way which is so strange," Danielle explains to us. "Just because we have our kids doesn't mean that we should not go out and have time together."
She continued: "I think there's this stigma out there, especially when people look at Adam and I because we do have six kids. I think the priority is and should always be the relationship of the marriage, because that's how it all started."
Danielle went on to explain that she posts photos of her and Adam on social media because she believes in encouraging couples with kids to try to squeeze in more date nights, even if it's just as simple as grabbing coffee together. Danielle also wants to be a source inspiration in other ways, especially when it comes to physical health.
"When we're posting on social media, there's so much hate and negativity out there, I want to show people what is doable and encourage through fitness and motivation," she says. "I think that people want to rant on all the negative and you never see a lot of positive ... it's very rare that people talk about how good something is."
While Danielle admits that her and Adam are "not perfect by any means," she definitely doesn't appreciate when people come after her and her husband for how they parent their girls. Her message to them? Basically, love it or leave it.
"People have opinions and feel free to voice them, but I stay strong on who I am and who we are, and I'm sorry if you don't like that. We're trying to do what's best for our family and our kids."
Danielle 1, Parent shamers 0.
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