Instagram star and YouTube vlogger Elsy Guevara has finally come clean about her pregnancy, after a long period of hiding her condition from fans despite their concerns about her odd behavior on social media.
Guevara boasts a huge audience on Instagram, garnering over 1.1 million followers on the platform, as well as amassing 220k subscribers on YouTube.
Considering her popularity, it comes as little surprise that fans picked up on her unusual behavior in past months, which prompted a soul-bearing vlog on February 19 explaining her distant attitude as of late.
Through tears, Guevara confirmed fan speculation that she is, indeed, pregnant, and addressed why she hadn’t broken the news sooner.
According to the model, the first few months of her pregnancy has been “hell,” with issues in her personal life conflicting with her desire to share a “happy” and “exciting” announcement to her viewers.
“There have been a lot of reasons why I’ve been hiding my pregnancy,” she revealed. “To start off with, my whole 3-4 months of my pregnancy, it’s been completely hell. Just because there has been so much going on. …obviously, I wasn’t in the right state of mind to come out and say, ‘Oh, I’m pregnant!’”
That’s not all: Guevara also touched on accusations from fans who claimed she is “ashamed” of her condition and even covering up her baby bump, revealing that she’s been receiving “disturbing” messages from hateful trolls online.
“It’s been extremely tough trying to stay positive,” she continued. “Especially because I’m very, very emotional. …there has been so much negativity on social media because I’ve been ‘hiding’ my pregnancy or because I’ve been ‘ashamed’ of my pregnancy.”
The social media star’s emotional video has since gone viral, standing at the top spot on YouTube’s trending page with over 1.9 million views at the time of writing.
Overall, fans have been supportive of Guevara’s decision to share the news with her community, congratulating her on the good news and offering advice on dealing with online negativity.
In spite of the drama, it seems that the model is holding her head high as she enters motherhood in front of the camera — a daunting decision for any new mother to make in the modern age.