Molly-Mae Hague threw on a pair of £1,000 designer boots for a muddy country walk with boyfriend Tommy Fury at the weekend.
The former Love Island star, 22, and her boxer beau, also 22, enjoyed a bracing stroll on Saddleworth Moor close to their Cheshire home.
Influencer Molly-Mae ensured she was suitably dressed in a casual quilted coat and tracksuit bottoms along with her lavish Balenciaga hiking boots – with her outing coming after she received backlash for her controversial comments on wealth inequality during a recent podcast.
Splashing the cash: Molly-Mae Hague, 22, threw on a pair of £1,000 designer Balenciaga hiking boots for a muddy country walk with boyfriend Tommy Fury, also 22, at the weekend
Molly wore her bright blonde hair in a bun and looked typically radiant without so much as a spot of make-up on.
She accessorised with a stylish pair of earrings and was rocking an immaculate set of acrylic nails.
After stopping off for some brunch, the couple, who appeared on the 2019 series of Love Island, headed for a walk around Dovestones Reservoir, taking some snaps for Instagram along the way.
Loved-up: The former Love Island star and her boxer beau enjoyed a bracing stroll on Saddleworth Moor close to her Cheshire home
Sharing a picture of her scenic surroundings, Molly-Mae wrote: ‘Tommy took me to a new walking spot today and it was so beautiful.’
The outing comes after Molly sparked significant online backlash when she made comments about wealth inequality during a podcast interview in December.
The businesswoman said: ‘You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction.
Making memory: Sharing a picture of her scenic surroundings, Molly-Mae wrote: ‘Tommy took me to a new walking spot today and it was so beautiful’
‘When I’ve spoken about that in the past I have been slammed a little bit, with people saying ”it’s easy for you to say that because you’ve not grown up in poverty, so for you to sit there and say we all have the same 24 hours in a day is not correct.” But, technically, what I’m saying is correct. We do.’
She went on: ‘I understand we all have different backgrounds and we’re all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I think if you want something enough you can achieve it.
‘It just depends on what lengths you want to go to get where you want to be in the future. And I’ll go to any length.’ She then added: ‘I’ve worked my absolute a**e off to get where I am now.’
Molly-Mae’s subscribers took to the comment section of her latest YouTube video last week to share their opinion of the backlash the influencer has faced, with some choosing to hit the unsubscribe button.
One wrote: ‘You have done really well for yourself but undoubtedly saying that we all have the same 24 hours came across awfully because we really don’t- privilege is so real in today’s world, some people work ridiculously hard but have barriers to success such as family background, racism etc…’
Controversy: It comes after Molly was criticised for her ‘tone deaf’ comments on wealth inequality
Another follower added: ‘Molly, I’ve supported you through and through since Love Island, but I’m so hurt by what said in the podcast. I can comprehend that perhaps you don’t mean it in the way it came across, but the point being is that it came across in a really terrible way.’
‘Unsubscribing. What reflection on how our society awards idiots. Meanwhile many of those who make a meaningful contribution struggle,’ typed a third.
A fourth subscriber said: ‘Completely out of touch and deluded. It’s embarrassing to listen to her speak on the matter because she just consistently exposes how sheltered and ignorant she is.’
The businesswoman said: ‘You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it. You can literally go in any direction’
A spokesman for the star told MailOnline that Molly acknowledges that people ‘are raised in different ways’ and ‘from different backgrounds’ and that she never meant to offend.
A statement read: ‘Molly did a podcast interview in December about her own rise to success. If you listen to the full conversation and interview Molly was asked about how the nature of her potential grows and how she believes in herself.
‘This part of the interview was discussing time efficiency relating to success. Molly refers to a quote which says ”We all have the same 24 hours in a day as Beyonce”.
‘She was discussing her own experience and how she can resonate with this specific quote. Her opinion on if you want something enough you can work hard to achieve it is how she keeps determined with her own work to achieve more in her own life.
‘Molly is not commenting on anyone else’s life or personal situation she can only speak of her own experience.
‘She acknowledges that everyone is raised in different ways and from different backgrounds but her comments here are in reference to timing, hard work and determination in her own life.’
‘If you listen to this interview you can see the whole conversation was about her own personal circumstances, how she has grown up and this small clip in the conversation was talking about a quote that inspires her.
‘No malice’: The reality star posted a statement insisting she only wanted to ‘inspire’ her fans with her success story
‘Social media users have shared a short snippet from this interview with words such as ”if you are homeless buy a house” and ”if you are poor be poor”. These are absolutely not Molly’s words, these are not Molly’s thoughts and this isn’t at all the meaning or thought behind that conversation.’
Molly-Mae issued an apology via her Instagram account, which boasts 6.2m followers.
She wrote: ‘I wanted to come back online today as normal but I feel like before I do I just wanted to say this…When I say or post anything online, it is never with malice or ill intent.’
‘I completely appreciate that things can affect different people in different ways however I just want to stress that I would never intend to hurt or upset anyone by anything that I say or do.’
She added: ‘I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said in the podcast, the intentions of the podcast were only ever to tell my story and inspire from my own experience. Love to you all, always x’.
She added: ‘I apologise to the people that have been affected negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said’