Amanda Holden had a difficult road to motherhood. Now a mum-of-two, the star has ruled out having any more children in the future.
“If I could, I would have more kids, but I can”t put my family through that again,” Amanda, 43, told Essentials magazine.
“Chris and I were talking about this other day, saying how if we”d met earlier we”d have had more kids, but that you end up with the ones you”re meant to have. We”re incredibly lucky to have our girls.”
Amanda has two daughters – Lexi, eight, and two-year-old Hollie – with her husband Chris Hughes. But before Hollie”s arrival she suffered a miscarriage in 2010, followed by a devastating stillbirth the following year.
Her husband has been her rock. “He says he”s last on the family list after the hamster,” she said of Chris, who works as a record producer. “It”s not true. I love that man. I couldn”t do any of this without him because he”s my core.”
Amanda also spoke about her role on Britain”s Got Talent, explaining that the show allows her to combine the demands of motherhood with her career.
“Acting is pretty gruelling,” she said. “You”re away for weeks, sometimes months, on end… it”s hard to balance with kids.
“BGT gave me the financial freedom not to have to worry about working all the time – and I could do it around my kids.”