'I thought I’d be married with two kids by 29': Scarlett Moffatt confesses she's 'not where she thought she'd be' in life as she celebrates her birthday in Venice with her beau Scott Dobinson

She has been gushing about her romance and body confidence of late.  

Yet despite her happiness, Scarlett Moffatt confessed on Thursday that she is 'not where she thought she'd be' at 29, as she marked her birthday with a trip to Venice alongside her police constable boyfriend Scott Dobinson.

Sharing a series of snaps from the big day, the Gogglebox star looked in her element as she quaffed champagne and ate sweet treats yet shared an impassioned caption in which she discussed her life plans and positive thinking.

Reflecting: Scarlett Moffatt confessed on Thursday that she is 'not where she thought she'd be' at 29, as she marked her birthday with a trip to Venice

Reflecting: Scarlett Moffatt confessed on Thursday that she is 'not where she thought she'd be' at 29, as she marked her birthday with a trip to Venice

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Scarlett Moffatt was casually clad for a day in Venice with her beau, Scott Dobinson. But that isn’t to say her outfit compromised on style; in fact, it was quite the opposite!

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On her main grid, the star shared a snap of herself enjoying a plate of tiramisu as she basked in the sunshine with her police officer beau.

Looking chic in a Lady and the Tramp T-shirt, tortoiseshell sunglasses and white drop earrings, Scarlett beamed to the camera as she rang in her 29th year.

She added a caption reading: '29 years old today!! It’s crazy when I was 18 I thought by the time I was 29 I’d be married, have 2 children, have all my whizz together. Am I where I thought I would be at 29, absolutely not...

'Is that a good thing, absolutely. If I can pass any wisdom on in my old age is that it’s a great thing having no particular path as you can take any path or opportunity that comes your way. And embrace the changes that happen in your life...

Happy holidays: Scarlett soaked up the sunshine in the Italian city as she jetted off for a birthday trip with alongside her police constable boyfriend Scott Dobinson [above]

Happy holidays: Scarlett soaked up the sunshine in the Italian city as she jetted off for a birthday trip with alongside her police constable boyfriend Scott Dobinson [above]

'you might think you are not where you are meant to be, but the chances are YOU ARE EXACTLY WHERE YOUR MEANT TO BE! Life is far too important to take seriously, be happy and care less ❤️ #birthday #wisdom #love'.

The I'm A Celebrity winner also took to Instagram stories to keep her fans updated with her Venetian getaway with Scott.

One snap showed him looking pensive off into the distance as he soaked up the sun, while another saw Scarlett holding up her gelato treat.

The fun images also see the star sipping on a refreshing looking drink, while she later plays tourist and poses by the canal. 

Happy birthday! Sharing a series of snaps from the big day, the Gogglebox star looked in her element as she quaffed champagne and ate sweet treats

Happy birthday! Sharing a series of snaps from the big day, the Gogglebox star looked in her element as she quaffed champagne and ate sweet treats

Thoughts: Yet, despite her fun and frolics on holiday, Scarlett shared an impassioned caption in which she discussed her life plans and positive thinking

Thoughts: Yet, despite her fun and frolics on holiday, Scarlett shared an impassioned caption in which she discussed her life plans and positive thinking

Earlier in the week, the Streetmate star took to her Instagram account to share a shot of herself ready to hit the town with her pals for her celebrations in London.

Captioning the image, she wrote: 'Turning 29 with my favourites the girls I lived with at uni, my besties from home, my family, only missing a couple but so happy!!

'Let’s make this last year of my 20s the best!! Life is far too important to take sensibly remember that everybody!! #birthday #love #friends #family.'

She stepped out in style for the occasion, donning a denim jacket with jeans, which she teamed with a white blouse and towering striped heels.

Sporting a generous application of makeup, the bubbly TV personality doorknocker earrings, while she wore her dark tresses in a sleek ponytail.

Scarlett recently revealed that she privately messages body shamers on social media to ask if they’re okay as she discusses how she tackles negative criticism.

Ray of sunshine: One snap showed him looking pensive off into the distance as he soaked up the sun, while another saw Scarlett holding up her gelato treat
Ice cream treat: Another picture saw Scarlett holding up her gelato treat

Ray of sunshine: One snap showed him looking pensive off into the distance as he soaked up the sun, while another saw Scarlett holding up her gelato treat

Holiday mode: The fun images also see the star sipping on a refreshing looking drink, while she later plays tourist and poses by the canal

Holiday mode: The fun images also see the star sipping on a refreshing looking drink, while she later plays tourist and poses by the canal

The former Gogglebox star also stated that ‘the world would be a boring place if we all looked the same’ as she launches her new, inclusive Scarlett Loves Peacock edit.

After soaring to fame on the Channel 4 show alongside her family, Scarlett has gone on to become a household name, having starred on huge shows including I’m A Celebrity, Saturday Night Takeaway and Streetmate.

But with newfound fame comes naysayers, with the County Durham native having sadly faced her fair share of internet trolls and body shamers. 

‘So, a couple of times I have actually messaged people and said, “are you okay?” and every time I’ve done that, they’ve always messaged back and said, “I’m so sorry!” So hopefully they learn from it.’

Heading out: Earlier in the week, the Streetmate star took to her Instagram account to share a shot of herself ready to hit the town with her pals for her celebrations in London

Heading out: Earlier in the week, the Streetmate star took to her Instagram account to share a shot of herself ready to hit the town with her pals for her celebrations in London 

Nearest and dearest: Scarlett partied with a large group of loved ones that included her policeman boyfriend Scott Dobinson and TOWIE star James Argent

Nearest and dearest: Scarlett partied with a large group of loved ones that included her policeman boyfriend Scott Dobinson and TOWIE star James Argent

Pointing out the downside to her bold actions, she added: ‘Unfortunately, you can’t spend all your time messaging people asking if they’re alright!’

It’s not just Scarlett who has her own way of coping with the criticism, her mother Betty also has a tried and tested method of releasing her anger when her daughter is trolled.

‘My mum will write out her response to the trolls but will never actually post it, she just deletes it!’ she explained. ‘She’s always like “I just want to press send!” and I’m like “you can’t! It would be everywhere; you can’t press send!”

On the up: Scarlett recently revealed that she privately messages body shamers on social media to ask if they’re okay as she discusses how she tackles negative criticism

On the up: Scarlett recently revealed that she privately messages body shamers on social media to ask if they’re okay as she discusses how she tackles negative criticism

Scarlett Moffatt confesses she's 'not where she thought she'd be' in life as she turns 29

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