Jessie and her husband, Eric Decker, went to Mexico with their three children, Vivianne, 8, Eric Jr., 7, and Forrest, 4, for a Thanksgiving vacation this week.
The “DWTS” alum gave fans a taste of their “Decker style” vacation by posting photos of their kids in swimsuits on Instagram.
The photo-generated a variety of responses. Many of her fans praised her children’s “ripped” bodies. Some criticized their physiques as “strange” and “weird,” implying that Jessie Photoshopped abs onto her young children’s bodies, which irritated the celebrity mom.
“From one mother to another. Please don’t call my children’s appearance strange just because they don’t look the way you think they should. It’s unkind,” Jessie responded to one critic on Instagram.
“It’s a sad world we live in today when having healthy fit kids who are super active, play sports [and] build muscle naturally is ‘weird,'” she wrote, responding to another commenter.
The country singer also responded to a third commenter who claimed she heavily edited the photos, adding, “Yeah I used an ‘ab’ app on my small children wtf.”
Many others, though, were amazed and impressed by Jessie’s children’s physiques. Some commented that they needed to work on their own exercise routine.
“These abs on these babies, tho!!! I gotta step my game up! Lol,” Kelly Rowland commented. Jack Arnold added, “Can they give me their workout routine please?”
“What are you feeding these kids? I need their diet plans for my kids, lol,” another parent wrote.
Jessie credited her daughter’s six-pack abs to her love of gymnastics. “She loves it and puts her heart and soul into it,” the singer explained.
Jessie was eliminated from “DWTS” Season 31 in the Michael Bublé-themed episode, causing the Decker family’s vacation.
She admits to being sad after being returned home, but she recognized the positive aspect of being able to rejoin her children.
“Obviously it was a disappointment because I wanted to keep trucking along, but everything’s meant to be,” Jessie told Page Six.
She added, “I’ve been struggling with [the competition], and this past week, [dance partner Alan Bersten] knows, this was just heavy on my heart. I couldn’t help it, but the first thing that popped in my mind was, ‘Well, the silver lining is I get to be home for trick or treating.’ That was something that was very important to my kids.”