AJ Pritchard says girlfriend Abbie Quinnen is ‘truly inspirational’ following horrific fire accident as she turns 24
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AJ Pritchard has shared a gorgeous snap with his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen as she celebrated her 24th birthday.
The I’m A Celebrity star posted a loved-up picture of the couple as the pair enjoyed a meal out at The Mitre in Hampton Court along with his brother Curtis Pritchard and her sister Paige Quinnen.
AJ described Abbie as “truly inspirational” and praised her “strength” after she suffered third degree burns to her face and upper body earlier this year following an accident during a video hack for social media.
Abbie looked gorgeous in a baby pink shirt tucked into high-waisted jeans with her blonde locks in loose curls.
Meanwhile AJ donned a blue shirt for the picture overlooking the river in the snap which he captioned: “Happy Birthday @abbiequinnen..You have been so strong these past weeks.
“Your strength has kept me so positive when it’s been hard. Seeing you reply to so many people about your experience & helping people come to terms with their struggles is truly inspirational.. You deserve to have the best birthday to date…”
Abbie commented underneath the picture: “Love you all the world.”
Taking to his Instagram story, AJ revealed the gorgeous pink balloons in the shape of a two and four for Abbie along with an array of designer gifts including Cartier and Selfridges gift bags.
Abbie’s sister Paige shared a glimpse of the evening celebrations to her Instagram which saw Love Island star Curtis and friend Callum Barrott join the group for the special occasion.
The birthday girl also shared a collection of snaps to her Instagram, captioned: “Had such a lovely birthday and got thoroughly spoilt. Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages love you all so much.”
It comes after Abbie spoke to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show recently and explained that while many people have been sympathetic towards her situation, others have sent her vile messages, including one who said she should have "burned to death".
Abbie also said she'd been told by one person that she's "now going to look like a waxwork model," as well as another who said: "Don't go near your niece and nephew, you'll scare them".
"It's so horrible, I just think it's really sad and I feel a bit sorry for them," Abbie said about the keyboard warriors.
In the last few months following the accident, Abbie has undergone three skin grafts and doctors have fought to treat her burns.
During a recent appearance on Lorraine with Abbie, AJ said: “Obviously when it happened you were on the floor and obviously screaming out for my name, and obviously trying to put the fire out, there was one point that haunts me all the time at the moment.”
It hasn’t all been negative reactions from fans, as some were quick to write positive messages on the recent Instagram snaps shared by the dancing duo, calling them “strong” and “beautiful”.
Abbie has been quick to warn fans not to make the same mistakes as her and to take caution when replicating videos they’ve seen online.
The brave star wrote on Instagram for her 81.8,000 followers: “I really need you all to be so careful with what you’re doing and if you’re coping any YouTube videos.”
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