Giovanna Fletcher has sought the help of her celebrity friends Kimberley Walsh and Frankie Bridge to compile a tear-jerking new video about motherhood. The author asked mums around the world to reveal what it means to be a mum, what's changed since having children and what makes mums happy. Mothers around the world filmed their responses and sent them in to Giovanna, including her famous pals Kimberley and Frankie.
Kimberley, who is the proud mum to newborn baby Cole and two-year-old son Bobby, said she was most happy when "both of my children nap at the same time". The Girls Aloud singer also admitted that being a mum meant "being covered in various bodily fluids from my children at the end of every day". Meanwhile Frankie, who has two young sons Parker and Carter with her husband Wayne, described her love for her children. "It's almost overwhelming," she said. "It's like a scary love, to love something that much." Since having children, Frankie also admitted that she's learnt to chill out a bit more. "I've learnt to relax a bit, I just know that things are out of my control," the singer, 28, said.
Giovanna made the poignant video to celebrate the publication of her new book, Happy Mum, Happy Baby. She uploaded a teaser clip on Instagram and the full seven-minute video on Facebook, writing: "I was blown away by your honest responses and was therefore compelled to spend hours and hours at my computer editing your words together. Thank you to every single person who sent in a video. I'm so sorry that I couldn't use every one, but your support means so much! Big love, Gi. Xx."
Giovanna is the doting mum to sons Buzz and Buddy, who she shares with her husband Tom Fletcher. The family recently celebrated Buddy's first birthday, and in her HELLO! Online blog, Giovanna opened up about her sons. "Once Buzz was here I couldn't remember life without him, and the same is true with Buddy. It's not that those memories of it being just us two, or three, dissipated into something meaningless or that long forgotten nights out with my mates have failed to hold their fun, just that life is the fullest it's ever been thanks to our two little guys having joined us," she wrote.
"That's why it's difficult to picture a time when that fulfilment wasn't there. Life seriously does feel complete on so many levels – and it's all because of the love they've given us. We have a real purpose and drive now. We're more determined and focused than ever. We've learned what's important in life and have let go of the negative!"