AS household snaps go, it’s actually one of many extra uncommon ones.
However Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington was all smiles as she posed along with her daughter, new boyfriend and ex-husband — in addition to his boyfriend.
Rebecca Adlington has opened up about her household life in an unique interview[/caption]
Rebecca Adlington spent lockdown residing along with her daughter, new boyfriend and ex-husband in addition to his boyfriend[/caption]
The photograph was taken because the group lived collectively throughout lockdown and reveals how accepting the 31-year-old former swimmer is of ex-husband Harry Wants’s determination to return out as bisexual.
In an unique interview, Rebecca, who shares daughter Summer season, 5, with Harry and is anticipating a child boy with new man Andrew Parsons, 31, mentioned: “We’re so on board on the subject of Summer season. And Harry is so good along with her.
“I cherished lockdown along with her and having that point collectively.”
Rebecca and Harry, 28, a former aggressive swimmer turned private coach, break up up in 2016 after 18 months of marriage.
Rebecca met Andrew on a relationship app[/caption]
However Harry and his boyfriend Michael Gunning, 26, a aggressive swimmer, stayed with Rebecca throughout lockdown so Harry might spend extra time with Summer season.
Rebecca mentioned: “It was exhausting at instances, don’t get me fallacious, however I have a look at it now and assume we’ll by no means get that point again and it was the state of affairs we’re in.
“And Summer season didn’t know any totally different.
“Children are far more adaptable and versatile than us adults. She took all the pieces in her stride.”
It was exhausting at instances, don’t get me fallacious, however I have a look at it now and assume we’ll by no means get that point again.
Rebecca stood by Harry when he got here out as bisexual on Fathers’ Day this yr.
Harry revealed he had by no means instructed Rebecca about his sexuality throughout their marriage, or their five-year relationship previous to that.
He added: “I solely talked to Rebecca about my sexuality as a good friend after we had amicably separated.
“I by no means felt I deceived her, as a result of I cherished her and, like I already mentioned, I by no means had the time to find my full sexuality.
‘We name it good cop, dangerous cop’
“Becky and I are extraordinarily supportive of one another, and our lives now revolve round Summer season who’s our foremost precedence.”
Rebecca echoes Harry’s sentiments, and divulges how their totally different parenting types work effectively collectively — along with her being the massive softy.
She mentioned: “We name it good cop and dangerous cop. When she was born everybody thought I’d be the dangerous cop — due to my sports activities background, I’m fairly powerful.
“I’m like, ‘No, let’s do it, we are able to do that’. That’s my type of mentality. To be a sportsperson you need to be like that.
Olympic champion Rebecca break up up with ex-husband Harry in 2016 after 18 months of marriage[/caption]
Rebecca celebrated daughter Summer season’s fifth birthday alongside her ex husband[/caption]
“And I believe everybody was like, ‘Bec goes to be the dangerous cop’.
“However I’m positively not the dangerous cop. I get instructed off for being too comfortable with Summer season.
“However I can’t assist it, my maternal intuition comes out and I can’t do it.”
Like many dad and mom, Rebecca has struggled with Summer season’s food plan as a result of she is a fussy eater.
Rebecca’s ex moved in throughout lockdown so he might spend time with their daughter[/caption]
However she says Harry has been invaluable on the subject of serving to her uncover new meals.
Rebecca mentioned: “Harry is an unimaginable prepare dinner and that basically helps.
“I like to prepare dinner however I’m nowhere close to pretty much as good as Harry. He cooks all the pieces from scratch and I attempt to, too.
“For ages I simply caught to feeding Summer season no matter she appreciated. She simply wished pesto pasta. So I simply gave in and saved giving her what she wished.
“However I knew it wasn’t wholesome and I knew I couldn’t maintain doing it. I used to be simply enabling her. So we modified our tack.
“Harry is a vegan as effectively. When she goes to Daddy’s home she’ll eat broccoli and now she likes issues like inexperienced beans. We make her strive issues too. Each week she has to strive one thing new.”
Rebecca, who retired from aggressive swimming in 2013, revealed in September her pleasure at falling pregnant once more.
She met Andrew, a amenities supervisor, by way of relationship app Bumble in January 2018 and the pair confirmed at the beginning of this month that they’re having a child boy.
Rebecca mentioned: “Summer season is so excited concerning the being pregnant. Nevertheless it’s such a protracted anticipate a five-year-old.
“She requested me yesterday, ‘Mummy, when is the child coming?’.
“I instructed her it was subsequent yr. However she doesn’t actually perceive when subsequent yr is.
“Ultimately I used to be like, ‘It’ll come after Christmas however earlier than Easter’ and she or he was like, ‘OK, Mummy’.
Rebecca gained greater than 4 stone when she was anticipating Summer season in 2015[/caption]
“She actually bought that — in her head, she is aware of Christmas and Easter.
“She is so candy and caring. Summer season loves touching the bump every single day and she or he likes to provide it a kiss. She talks to him like, ‘Hello, child’.
“Summer season is like, ‘I’ll get the nappies, Mummy’. She completely needs to be concerned in stuff.
“I’m not fairly positive she’ll be there for the night time feeds, however Summer season goes to be a type of youngsters who needs to be doing issues.
The athlete and accomplice Andrew are having their home renovated[/caption]
“We have now been involving her as a lot as we are able to, so speaking to her about what color she thinks the nursery needs to be.
“We’ve not even began on the nursery but however we attempt to contain her as a lot as attainable.”
Rebecca has labored exhausting on sustaining a wholesome way of life throughout this being pregnant, after gaining greater than 4 stone when she was anticipating Summer season in 2015.
Nevertheless it has been powerful, as she has been and not using a kitchen whereas she and Andrew do up their home.
Rebecca says she has saved exercising all through this being pregnant[/caption]
She mentioned: “We’re having a home extension performed in the intervening time and I’ve not had a kitchen for 4 weeks.
“I’m determined to have my kitchen again. I’m sick of the microwave. All I’ve is a microwave and a kettle.
“This time I’ve saved exercising all through being pregnant. Throughout lockdown we made positive we saved understanding and I’ve managed to take care of that. I placed on a variety of weight with Summer season, in complete round 4 stone.
“A number of it was water. The final two months I ballooned with water
‘A lot simpler second time spherical’
“My toes and my fingers have been so swollen, it was unbelievable. By the top I felt like I used to be an enormous, swollen blob.
“I’ve not bought to there but. I’m all proper. I’m a bit bump-heavy this time, which is nice. However I’m solely 20 weeks so it might all change.”
Whereas healthy-eating may be off the playing cards, Rebecca says she has discovered her second being pregnant much less difficult than the primary.
She added: “It’s been a lot simpler this time round.
The swimming champion has been busy balancing being pregnant and a younger little one[/caption]
“The primary time you’re pregnant, everyone seems to be like, ‘That is wonderful’, and you’re feeling like you may have a great deal of time.
“However when you have already got one little one, and also you’re taking her to highschool, then I’m taking her to tennis, then I’m taking her to swimming, you’re working right here, there and all over the place.
Then it’s work on prime of all the pieces else. This being pregnant, I’ve simply cracked on a bit extra as a result of it’s not as like, ‘Oh, I’m pregnant’, because it was the primary time.
“Everyone seems to be busy, we’re all simply attempting to get on with our lives. However this does really feel like an actual household child and we’re so excited.
“Summer season goes to be an ace huge sister, too. She is so loving and caring in that means.
“They simply can not work out why they’d all the eye however now they don’t seem to be getting any.
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“I don’t need Summer season to ever really feel excluded or like she’s not concerned. However, for the primary time, the highlight gained’t be on her and that’s when it’s exhausting for youths.”
“That’s some-thing we positively don’t need and I’ll be certain that gained’t ever occur.”
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