Fearne Cotton on being a stay-at-home mum: ‘I’d be content’

Fearne Cotton has revealed how motherhood has changed her perspective on her career


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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The former radio 1 presenter, who hosted her final show last month, has admitted that she would be content staying at home with the kids.

The 33-year-old, who is pregnant with her second child and already has 2-year-old Rex with husband Jesse Wood, told Red:

'With Rex, it was scary going back to work. I still find it hard. I don't know any working mum who says, 'I'm 100 per cent happy leaving my kid.

'I've always had a plan, always known either 'that's what I want to do' or I've been doing it.

'But having a baby (Rex, now two) gave me a lioness confidence and a complete shift of perspective about how I looked at the business. I didn't take it as seriously and I wasn't as obsessed.'

Fearne and Jesse
Fearne and Jesse

'If an amazing opportunity came in, then I would do it,' she revealed.

'But if there wasn't anything really grabbing me, I would be very content being at home with the kids.'

And Fearne- who's husband is the son of Rolling Stone legend Ronnie Wood- isn't afraid to breastfeed in front of her baby's famous grandad.

'We went on a bit of their [Rolling Stones] tour in the States. I was breastfeeding Rex and Keith Richards was sitting there and I was like, 'okay that's sliiightly unusual'.

'We took Rex to a few gigs and I kept him backstage.'

What a start to life eh!

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