Tulisa’s baby dream

Insiders say Tulisa Contostavlos is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her bandmates and start a family of her own

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by Daisy Hall |
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She’s been lying low since the drug scandal that plagued her career as a pop star in 2014. But since storming back into the limelight with the N-Dubz single, Charmer, last May, insiders reveal that Tulisa Contostavlos has made yet another huge life decision –to become a mum.

The 34-year-old singer first rose to fame as part of the band alongside her cousin, Dappy and fellow rapper Fazer, in the early 2000s – before reaching star status when she joined The X Factor in 2011.

Tulisa, who grew up in north London, was championed as one of the greatest mentors of the ITV talent show after her group, Little Mix, became the most successful girl group to ever come out of it.

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On the judging panel of The X Factor ©Shutterstock

However, she fell from grace when she was charged with “being concerned in the supply of class A drugs” in 2013. The trial later fell through when the judge ruled that Tuilsa had been the victim of a “shabby sting operation”.

Tragically, the furore surrounding her court appearances saw Tulisa reach her lowest point, and she revealed in her 2016 documentary, The Price Of Fame, that she had attempted suicide in the weeks following the trial. But she came back fighting last year, and N-Dubz have since announced a tour for this summer.

Now insiders say Tulisa is in a really good place, and has been inspired by her bandmate, Fazer – who became a dad to twins last month – to have a family of her own.

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Tulisa with her fellow N-Dubz members ©Getty Images

The source says, “Seeing Fazer become a dad again has made Tulisa feel super broody and start thinking about her own future. Fazer shared pictures and pregnancy updates with Tulisa and Dappy during their tour and she was made up when he sent them pictures of the babies – a boy and a girl – when they arrived last month. She’s made no secret of the fact she’d love to be a mum.”

Tulisa and Fazer (real name Richard Rawson) previously dated for two years between 2010 and 2012, with Tulisa revealing during her time on The X Factor, “I’m really happy and have the best boyfriend – he’s really supportive in what I’m doing with the show. He’s my rock.”

They later split following an argument on holiday, but there is no animosity between the former couple, who are now good friends.

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Rapper Fazer became a father to twins last month ©Instagram

But after being thrown into the limelight for all of the wrong reasons during her trial, the I Need You singer has kept her love life very private, despite previously being linked to actor Jack O’Connell and The Wanted’s Max George.

However, our insider confirms that Tulisa – who is very close to her mum, Anne Bryne – is currently in a relationship and keen to settle down, saying, “There is someone on the scene, though she is fiercely private about her love life. She hasn’t always been lucky in love, but she wants to settle down and have a family. She’s considering her options.

“Tulisa and her mum are very close. Tulisa has cared for her mum for much of her life and they have a really close bond. It’s only natural for her to want that for herself one day.”

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