Olympic athlete Rebecca Adlington only welcomed her first child in June but the athlete is already talking about baby number two with husband Harry Needs. In an interview the swimmer opens up about body insecurities, feeling broody and how motherhood has changed her perspective.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror the 26-year-old discussed how baby Summer has changed her focus in life. "When you have a baby a lot of stuff seems irrelevant. It’s like ‘why am I worrying about this? I have this amazing daughter, it’s not about me,’" she said.
Rebecca Adlington welcomed Summer in June
Talking about the four-month-old, the proud mum says that her daughter has inherited her eyes, but when she is sleeping the little girl often resembles her husband, personal trainer Harry.
The happy couple, who got married in September of last year, also opened up about wanting to extend their family. "I think we’ll try and pregnant again next year” said Britain’s most decorated female athlete. “Harry wants four kids, but I do not. I told him ‘You’re not the one pushing them out!’"
Discussing leaving behind her beloved sport Rebecca said: "Swimming was my safety net, where I was comfortable." But admitted that her muscly body led to her being bullied my online trolls, which was very difficult for her to read.
Rebecca says husband Harry wants four children
"No one is ever happy with themselves, even someone absolutely beautiful and in shape. Everyone has insecurities."
"That will never go away, even if I got my pre-baby body back I would still feel a bit uncomfortable. I would never strut around in my bikini like ‘Look at me!’"
Rebecca also revealed how she dealt with the online bullies: "People did it to get attention – ‘I’m bored, I’m going to troll somebody.’ The block button is a beautiful thing…I don’t reply – why give them the time of day?"