It's been seven months since Katherine Jenkins welcomed her baby daughter Aaliyah, and she really couldn't be happier. "I'm loving it. She's seven months tomorrow, she's amazing and my husband and I are thrilled to be new parents. It's the best thing ever," Katherine told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby during an appearance on This Morning this week.
Katherine Jenkins opened up about motherhood and music
"I took seven months off… I think when you have a daughter you think about your own relationship with your mum and my mum was the breadwinner of our family and she instilled a really good work ethic in me, so I want to have that with my daughter. Show her that I'm passionate about things and dedicated and we don't just live in a house that appeared from nowhere."Katherine is a world-renowned mezzo-soprano, and unsurprisingly often sings to her baby daughter. "I was singing to her on the way here actually, I brought her with me today…" she revealed. "She definitely responds to classical music and she obviously has no choice listening to me warming up all the time!"
The star welcomed daughter Aaliyah Reign Levitas in September
Last week saw the release of Katherine's latest album, Celebration, which showcases the singer's patriotic spirit as she pays tribute to the Queen in honour of her 90th birthday.Songs on the album include Someone To Watch Over Me, which was the most popular song the year the Queen was born, and a full rendition of the national anthem.It opens with This Mother's Heart, a song Katherine commissioned as a gift to the Queen – which she says has more resonance now she is a mother herself.
Katherine's new album, Celebration, pays tribute to the Queen
Speaking about the track, the star revealed: "I brought my daughter into the studio and sang the song to her and actually got so inspired by her, but at the same time I couldn't get to the end of the song without bursting into tears!"So that one's really special for me - originally written with The Queen in mind. We were thinking of Her Majesty as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother to the nation - but it has a dual meaning for me now."