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Rebecca Ferguson introduces her daughter Arabella

November 17, 2014
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X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson has given an exclusive interview to HELLO! Magazine in which she reveals the heartbreaking secret behind her recent pregnancy.

The singer, who gave birth to third child, daughter Arabella, two weeks ago, says the father of the baby ended the relationship when she told him she was expecting – and confessed he already had a girlfriend.


The woman revealed that she had kept a smile on her face and concealed her feelings from the outside world while dealing with the heartbreak.

Despite the initial shock and anger upon discovering the pregnancy, she emphasized that the devastation wasn't about wanting the man but about the normal expectation of a child being wanted by their father.

Despite the challenging situation, she expressed that she doesn't harbor any bitterness towards her ex-partner and appreciates the gift of her child. She acknowledged that he wasn't ready to be a father, respecting his decision, and expressed well wishes for him and his partner.


Rebecca tells the magazine that during her pregnancy she set up a website for fellow single mums to chat to each other, as she needed that vital support. "Imagine being a woman who has to go home, she has no support from her man financially, she's trying to scrape a life together and as well as that she's being shunned," she said. 

"That’s all I kept on thinking. 'If this is hard for me, imagine if I didn’t have people to lean on and a career to look forward to?"Happily, Rebecca had a knight in shining armour – her good friend Karl Dures the father of her eldest two children. Despite their platonic relationship, he has offered to raise Arabella as his own. "Karl has been a huge support, we're really good friends. 

He was there for the birth and he has offered to adopt her and be her dad too. He has given her his name, which is lovely, so she will be the same as the other kids.”To read more of the interview with Rebecca Ferguson, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! magazine out now.

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