Presenter Stacey Solomon has paid a touching tribute to husband Joe Swash telling him he's the "best male role model our sons could wish for". The star said she was in tears after making an Instagram post showing happy family moments featuring Joe with her two sons from a previous relationship.

The Loose Women presenter was following an Instagram trend when she created the reel saying it "speaks to my heart". But she said while other similar posts by other people had left her crying, her own had the same effect on her.

In the post she wrote: "I think it just reminded me how small the boys were when I met Joe & what a massive positive, special influence Joe’s been on their lives. Also now they’re teenagers we don’t get as many videos which also made me cry."

She then told Joe: "You’re the best male role model our boys could wish for. We are so lucky to have found you. To the moon and stars and back again bub. No steps, No halves, just family."

Stacey's video starts with: "Me: But I have two children..." Him: Yep I know... The song Unconditional by Sinead Harnett is playing in the background as the reel goes through videos and pictures of the family sharing everyday moments together.

And fans were quick to respond. Her friend Sophie Hinchcliffe - better known as cleaning guru Mrs Hinch - posted: "I'm crying. Just adorable. xx" Nickyleigh79 added: "No steps, no halves, just family. I love that."

Crazycleaningcrawford posted: "Awww this is absolutely adorable. Proper goosebumps." and Sophia added: " I so remember them this little wow how times flys love ya all xxx"

And it seems the post had brought hope and inspiration to others. Mummykels said: "This gives me so much hope that maybe one day I'll find someone who will love me andy girls x"

Kitkat22 wrote: "This brought a tear to my eye. I’m a single mum of two boys & fear that I will be single for the rest of my life. It gives me hope that I might one day find someone who will care for them as much as I do!"

The presenter is a mother-of-five with her first son, Zachary, now 15, born when she was 18. Her second, Leighton, followed four years later.

She went on to have three more children with Joe - Rex, four, Rose, two and Belle, nine months. Joe also has a son. Harry, from an earlier relationship.

The couple regularly show their love for each other in social media posts. And Stacey regularly calls on Joe to help out in her TV series Sort Your Life Out.