Steph McGovern, 38, and her TV executive partner became parents in November 2019, when they welcomed their baby girl into the world. In many cases, new parents are eager to hold their little one as soon as possible, but for poor Steph, that feeling didn’t come naturally.
Chatting to I’m A Celebrity 2020 winner Giovanni Fletcher on her podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Steph opened up about how she’s juggled motherhood with her busy career.
Speaking of giving birth, she said: “My partner held her first before me, which was really lovely.
“I was so disoriented about the whole thing I don’t think I was even that bothered about holding her to begin with!”
A statement that might resonate with many new parents out there, as she also added: “And I’d just thrown up on myself!”
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Having been in the public eye ever since she was 19-years-old, she admitted she was ever grateful to her pals who knew when to tell her she was acting like a “k**b”.
“My friends are totally the key to my success in my life and career because they have kept me grounded,” she explained.
“At times they’ve said to me, ‘Steph, you’re being a bit of a k**b, you’re being a bit of a TV k**b’, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re right!'”
The Packed Lunch host continued: “I remember one of my mates saying that to me, and thinking I hadn’t seen it myself.