People have come to The Bachelor Australia‘s Tara Pavlovic-Shepherdson‘s defence after mum-shamers accused her of having a favourite child.

The Bachelor 2017 and Bachelor In Paradise 2018 star shares toddler Paddy and newborn Edi-Rae with Nick Shepardson, and regularly posts photos and videos of them online.

However, the 32-year-old recently took to her Instagram Story to reveal that her followers reckon it’s “very obvious” that she prefers 18-month-old Paddy to their new bub.

People have come to Tara Pavlovic-Shepherdson’s defence after mum-shamers accused her of having a favourite child. Source: Instagram.

“Sad how you seem to favour just Paddy and not your new born [sic],” one disgruntled follower DM’d Tara. “Very obvious.”

The mum of two took the message in her stride, noting that the fan’s observation was the opposite of how she’s been feeling.

“Honestly though, I have felt so guilty about not giving Paddy enough time because Edi-Rae has been on me 24/7,” she penned. “At least this stupid message makes me feel a little bit better.”

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Popular Instagram account Influencer Updates then gave further insight into the situation, revealing that the “stupid” DM came after Tara shared a video of her teaching Paddy to paint.

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Highlighting “more mum-shaming”, the account noted that Tara’s behaviour would’ve been perceived differently had she been a father.

“Yesterday [Tara] showed herself painting with her toddler & teaching him how to say ‘capsicum’,” they wrote.

“A dad would be called a ‘hands on dad’ [sic] if he showed this.”

And seriously, mums are just doing their best, okay? Let’s not throw stones in glass houses…

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Influencer Updates said fathers would have received a different reaction had they posted what Tara did. Source: Instagram.

Tara has since made a comeback on her Story on October 12, poking fun at the idea that she’s favouring Paddy over Edi-Rae.

In a clip of her daughter swaddled up alongside paintbrushes and paint, the Bachelor star teased: “You haven’t started your painting.”

She then asked Edi-Rae if she could say “capsicum”.

“And this is why I don’t include her in our activities,” Tara wrote.

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Tara teased that Edi-Rae wasn’t capable of painting yet. Source: Instagram.

“Waste of my bloody time.” LOL!

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