Amy Childs kids – here’s why she only posts Polly and not Ritchie

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Amy Childs was initially known as the flirty beautician from TOWIE who made vajazzles mainstream but is now best known as a mumfluencer and mother of two.

Speaking exclusively to Closer in 2019, she said, “I’m a completely different person now. Motherhood has completely changed me for the better – there’s more to life that vajazzles!

"It’s all about my kids and they’re the centre of my world now. There’s no time to be selfish or care about what other people think!”

Here's your need to know about her kids Polly and Ritchie, including why she only posts Polly on her social media.

Amy Childs daughter

After quitting TOWIE in 2011, Amy went on to have some success on various reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother and The Jump but found her calling in 2017 when she became a mum to her daughter Polly with her then boyfriend Bradley Wright.

Opening up about giving birth for the first time, she said, "My labour was so long and hard – it was 27 hours. I did most of it without pain relief, but I had to have an epidural in the end as it was all too much.

Amy admitted she was "happy and relieved" when her daughter arrived and although she had to have two stiches, she added, "I feel fine. It's so true – you definitely forget the pain afterwards."

She quickly established herself as a #relatable mum when she opened up about struggling to breastfeed because of her boob job.

"I stayed in hospital the next day and they told me I needed nipple shields, as I have inverted nipples.

"She latched on but wasn't really getting anything from it, just a little colostrum. The milk wasn't coming."

Sadly just two months after welcoming Polly in April, Amy announced she'd split from Bradley, with a spokesperson saying, "Amy has not thrown Brad out, but they have split up amicably. Brad will of course see Polly whenever he likes and they will remain friends."

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Amy Childs

The first of the really big names to come from TOWIE, Amy quit the show in 2011 and welcomed her first daughter, Polly, in 2017. She also has a son from a different relationship who she's kept out of the limelight, but accidentally revealed his name was Ritchie in an interview.

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A source added to The Sun, "It's over for good now, Amy is fed up. They've decided between them that the relationship won't work and Bradley has moved out. He will still see their baby Polly and Amy wants to make that work."

Amy Childs son

In 2018, Amy welcomed her second child with her then boyfriend, a businessman called Ritchie, who she also called Ritchie.

But despite Polly's love on being on camera, Amy always kept her son off social media and we didn't even know his name until two years after his birth.

In September 2020, Amy explained that it was actually a decision she made with her now ex-boyfriend and baby daddy.

"Basically me and Ritchie's dad agreed together not to put Ritchie on social media or TOWIE," she explained.

"We won't put him on social media or TV until he is old enough to make that decision himself."

She went on to reassure that he's "like a mini-me" and she loves him "every bit as much as Polly" but it was a decision she made with her now ex-boyfriend.

"Polly has a different dad and I made a different decision with Polly and it is that simple," she said.

"It was a hard decision because I don't want Ritchie or Polly to grow up and say why did you do that with me and not my brother and sister."

The mum-of-two went on to add to the publication, "All the constant messages [on social media] questioning my love for Ritchie does get me down though because I love my children exactly the same.

"Having one in the public eye and one not doesn't reflect how much I love them. It is just different decisions based on different dads."

Amy went on to admit that her daughter - who we've seen on TOWIE - is "the star of the show" but admitted she wouldn't ever force her to film.

Despite confessing that she thinks her daughter is "made for TV", Amy explained that Polly actually goes to a private school "so she can be a lawyer or accountant or doctor or anything she wants to be but it will always be her choice".


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During the summer of 2020 Amy confirmed that she's returning to TOWIE for the tenth anniversary.

“'TOWIE 10 is coming, it’s time to get back to Essex' .... IM BACK 😝 @towie” she captioned the post and fans were overjoyed at the news.

And despite Joey Essex, Danielle Armstrong and Lydia Bright all returning for the huge milestone, Mark Wright shunned the reunion and it's safe to say that Amy wasn't impressed because she slammed his decision.

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