Spencer Matthews & Vogue Williams: ‘Having three kids under four will be a challenge’

Former reality star Spencer Matthews and his model wife Vogue Williams can’t contain their excitement at welcoming another baby this spring. Here, they give Closer an insight into how they’re preparing to become parents to three children under four...

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by Julie Ann Trainor |
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They’ve already got a full house with three-year-old son Theodore and daughter Gigi, one, but proud parents Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams are set to become a family of five when they welcome their second son this April.

However, Vogue, 36, confesses that her pregnancy journey hasn’t been plain sailing so far. She tells Closer, “Theodore was the easiest [pregnancy], and then this one, while Gigi was the hardest. I was sick with her right up until the very last day I gave birth.

“I’m still quite sick with this pregnancy. It’s subsided in the last three or four days, and I’m trying not to say anything about it in case it comes back, but it’s a long time to be sick. I don’t find pregnancy very easy – I’m not one of those people. I find it tough!”

The Irish model and presenter met Made In Chelsea’s original bad boy in 2017 when they competed in E4’s winter sports reality show The Jump. They surprised fans with the speed of their romance when they tied the knot a year later in Scotland, by which time Vogue was carrying their first child.

Reflecting on her pregnancy symptoms this time around, she explains, “The morning sickness is all day... and sometimes it’s during-the-night sickness! It’s constant nausea. It’s like being hungover – without the fun part!”

Thankfully, Spencer, 33, has been on hand to boost her morale, saying, “I find her very beautiful when she’s pregnant – and not pregnant! I try to compliment her every day.”

The couple previously spoke of wanting four children in total, yet it appears they may be reconsidering that decision.

Spencer adds, “This pregnancy was planned, absolutely. We kind of said we always wanted four [children], but I think we will reassess it at three, and see where we are heading because having three kids under four is going to be challenging and exciting.”

His family-man lifestyle is worlds away from his party-boy image on MIC, which he starred on from its start in 2011 to 2016. Spencer was often papped stumbling out of night clubs in the early hours, and had a reputation as a Lothario.

But Spencer now focuses on clean-living and fitness, and quit alcohol in 2018, saying he’s never looked back. He reveals, “It’s been nearly four years since I last drank, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Alcohol began to play a traumatic role in my life.”

Having had tumultuous romances with the likes of his MIC co-stars Louise Thompson, Stephanie Pratt and Lucy Watson, Spencer says the secret to his happy relationship with Vogue is a solid foundation of respect for one another.


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He says, “We’re friends above all, and we’ve always been a strong couple. There’s a lot of respect mutually and neither one of us necessarily steers the relationship, so it’s quite easy company. She’s my best friend so we enjoy spending time together. She’s a fantastic mother and I learn a lot from her. It’s quite easy to be happy around her!”

In her previous pregnancies, Vogue made a point of staying fit and active. And she says that, although she’s tried to keep exercising through this one, her nausea has hindered that.

She says, “‘I’m keeping active, but I’ve had to really cut it down under my doctor’s orders. I can’t go running or do anything too strenuous, so that’s why I’ve been doing weights and using restraint bands. Normally, I could train for five times a week. I love getting up and moving, even if it’s for 20 minutes. It sets me up for the day.”

Check out: Made in Chelsea's most dramatic splits


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Spencer Matthews and Caggie Dunlop

The OG tragic split, even featuring an IRL (well, scripted reality) leaving at the airport scene. Spencer and Caggie weren't officially a couple, with Spencer dating model Funda Önal, but the chemistry between them was undeniable and for a long time Spenny thought of her as the love of his life. Eventually, feeling played by Spencer stringing her along while refusing to dump Funda (we don't blame her, tbh) Caggie left to pursue a "music career" in New York, and Spencer, realising the error of his ways, rushed to catch her at the airport to win her back. He missed her. Talk about dramatic.

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Ollie Lock and Gabriella Ellis

Cast your minds back to the first series and you will remember that a long-locked Ollie Lock was in fact dating a woman - aspiring pop star Garbriella Ellis, no less. But the couple split because Ollie was confused about his sexuality, and he quickly went on his "first ever" date with a man, leaving Gabriella heartbroken. So heartbroken, in fact, that she wrote her next pop song, Fight, about him, and there were some bizarre scenes in series two when she cast an Ollie lookalike to play the role of the leading man (subtle, hun).

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Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh

We all know how this turned out IN THE END, but cast your minds back to series one and you'll remember the OG Chelsea power couple met a very messy end when Millie found out that Hugo (best mate of slimy Spencer Matthews) had cheated on her with HER best friend, the unassuming Rosie Fortescue. Cue a VERY dramatic speech at a party where Millie outed their betrayal in front of all their friends, making for possibly one of the best MiC scenes to this day.

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Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson

After Caggie, Spencer's next conquest (in fact there might have been a few in between, to be fair), was weepy Louise Thompson, who was regularly reduced to tears by his womanizing ways. For some reason she stayed with him through multiple infidelities (seriously, we don't get it?) but things eventually came to a head when Spence met Louise at a bridge by the Thames (a classic) and told her he couldn't respect her when she "allowed" him to cheat on her.

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Binky Felstead and Alex Mytton

We were all rooting for Binky and new boy Alex Mytton when he showed up in series five, but it quickly became apparent he was one of the 'bois' by how well he got along with resident villains Spencer and Jamie Laing. They were a cute couple for a while, but Binky eventually split with Alex after learning he'd cheated on her on a night out with Spencer. She later found out the night in question had actually been an ORGY, which made things ten times worse. Poor Binks.

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Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson

Ah, young love's dream. Except, not really, because a freshly de-cherried (presumably) Sam Thompson simply could not keep it in his pants during his two year relationship with Tiffany Watson. The couple eventually split during tearful scenes in Croatia, with Tiffany quitting the show shortly after. However, after Sam returned in 2019 with his Love Island girlfriend Zara McDermott in tow there were some seriously tense scenes where Sam very much gave the impression he wasn't over his first love.

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Louise Thompson and Alik Alfus

This one ruined us. Sure, New Yorker Alik was a bit of a bumbling idiot, and moving to the UK and asking Louise to marry him was A TAD overkill, but the scenes where Louise decided she couldn't go through with it and gave the ring back were peak heartbreak. There was later talk that their split had something to do with fellow American cast member Stephanie Pratt, but she hit back with a tweet saying, "Uhhh no she was shagging her trainer since March." She's now engaged (or is she?) to said trainer, Ryan Libbey.

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Jamie Laing and Frankie Gaff

We hate to say it, but Chelsea OG Jamie Laing just doesn't seem like he deserves a girlfriend. Not that Frankie Gaff was our fave, but is there a single partner Jamie hasn't done the dirty on? His relationship with Frankie was particularly eye-roll, but Frankie gave as good as she got when she went after Jamie's boi Alex Mytton and allegedly hooked up with TOWIE's Dan Edgar. They eventually split after one too many tearful confrontations at the dinner table with friends, and Frankie quit shortly afterward.

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Liv Bentley and Digby Edgley

After meeting on the set of one of 'photographer' Liv's nude shoots, it was love at first sight for these two and they managed a pretty normal relationship for a good few series. But things started getting rocky in series 18 with Digby increasingly frustrated by Liv's social life and Liv feeling stifled. At the end of the series after some major on-ing and an off-ing, Digby left for South Africa for work for three months, but then Liv went on Celebs Go Dating and the former couple shared some cut throat digs on Insta.

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Maeva D'Ascanio and Miles Nazaire

Let's face it - the golden era of MiC ended when the last remaining connections to the OG cast faded from the show (excluding Jamie Laing, obv), and we've been less invested in their relationships since then. But a special mention goes to Maeva D'Ascanio and Miles Nazaire. As each others' first loves in their native France, Maeva followed Miles to London where she joined the MiC cast and after a full series of heartbreak, the couple agreed to move on. We're sure Miles didn't have his best mate James Taylor in mind for Maeva's next squeeze, though. Awks.

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Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott

After meeting on the celeb circuit, Sam brought Love Islander Zara onto MiC with him (despite her being very much not from Chelsea) in 2019 as he returned from a break from filming. Cue VERY awkward exchanges with his ex, Tiffany, who also picked that series to return. In September 2020 allegations of Zara cheating on Sam during her stint on The X Factor came to light (oh how the tables have turned, hey Sam?) and their dramz split is set to play out on the upcoming series.

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Earlier this month, she revealed on her podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me – which she records with comedian pal Joanne McNally – that her doctor had advised her to avoid exercise and sex for two weeks, after he had to insert a probe into her vagina to check up on her pregnancy.

Speaking about revealing too much info on her podcast, Vogue laughs, “I used to worry about what would get picked up on the podcast, but it’s supposed to be a fun chat with one of my mates, so I don’t hold back. But Spenny doesn’t mind!”

Cheekily, Spencer adds, “Well, that depends if you put me on another sex ban!”

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Closer spoke to Spencer and Vogue at the launch of non-alcoholic CleanCo cocktails at Swingers West End, London.

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