has responded to the backlash against his lavish holidays with wife , saying the famous couple ‘work hard’.
The former EastEnders actor, 41, and Loose Women panelist, 33, caught heat in more ways than one earlier this as they sharedon .
When Stacey uploaded pictures to her Instagram – which boasts over five million followers – many were stunned to learn that their getaway to cost tens of thousands of pounds.
After revealing she received a discount from the agents, fans were a bit miffed, claiming
Joe has now addressed the criticism in a new interview.
‘We’re in the public eye so you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth and not everyone is going to agree with us,’ he told .
‘We work really hard and we try to take our kids on holiday. We only work hard so we can spend more time and do more things with our family.
‘People are going to have a go but it’s fine they’re allowed their opinion and we take it with a pinch of salt.’
His comments come after Stacey urged anyone offended or upset by her posts
‘If me sharing our holiday doesn’t make you feel good then unfollow or just mute me or something,’ she urged.
‘I love coming on here and sharing things so much and I love our community on here.
‘All I ever want is to take you on the adventure with us and hopefully make you smile along the way.’
Stacey and Joe took their whole brood out for the trip, making plenty of memories.
The X Factor alum shares eldest Zachary, 15, and Leighton, 12, with exes, while her husband, Joe has son Harry, 16, with his former partner.
They also have including Rex, four, Rose, one, and five-month-old Belle.