I thought motherhood was going to be a living nightmare.
People warned me that we’d never sleep again, and once the baby had started talking, it would never shut up. I think people don’t want to be too positive about being a parent because they’re afraid of sounding smug, which is understandable.
She wakes up at 7am, and if I stayed in bed while Roly took her to the park, I’d feel really guilty. On Saturday morning I make myself a rich cup of coffee and cook us breakfast.
They used alcohol as a motivation to get themselves out the house and away from the television.
It was as if they wanted to prove to themselves that they’ve still got what it takes to have fun. Within about five weeks of Coco being born, I went out and got more drunk than I’ve ever been in my life.
Never give up and you will find your dream partner!!
When I’m filming, I’m so exhausted by the time I get back to my home in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, on Friday evening that I slump straight into bed, which isn’t exactly fun for my husband Roly [an entrepreneur].
He didn’t want to be featured and for it to become a show about our family, which I completely understood. I don’t mind people knowing the nitty gritty about my life, even if it is a bit embarrassing. When I was in labour I freaked out and had to send the film crew out of the room for a few minutes.
Recently, on a programme about virginity, I read from the diary I kept as a 15 year-old, which exposed me as a crazy, desperate, hormonal teenager. I’d had so much gas and air that I didn’t know where I was and wanted to be alone with Roly.
I couldn’t see how a baby was going to fit in with this. Of course this was a massive invasion of our privacy.
Roly and I talked about it at length beforehand to establish boundaries.
We have been blessed, Lolit now has her 10 year green card.
She is currently studying for her citizenship test.
I taught her to drive, she passed her test the second time, and I bought her a new car.