Michelle Bridges talks about the challenges of being a single mother to five-year-old son Axel
Michelle Bridges has spoken out about the difficulties of being a single mother.
The 50-year-old spoke of raising her son Axel, five, as she spoke The Daily Telegraph this week.
‘You have to be pretty well organized and be able to think a lot ahead with regard to how you are going to plan things like school holidays, camps … it’s hard, but there’s so much joy, ”she said.
Struggles: Fitness guru Michelle Bridges, 50, has spoken to The Daily Telegraph about the difficulties of single motherhood [Pictured with son, Axel]
Michelle made it a point by saying that Axel goes “everywhere” with her, also trying to teach him important values.
‘You’re going to think about the kind of person you want them to be the person you want them to be in society.
“How they hold on to themselves and take care of their community and be kind and considerate and empathetic and show compassion.”
Strategy: ‘You have to be reasonably well organized and have a lot of planning ahead regarding how you’re going to plan things like the school holidays, camps … it’s hard, but there’s so much fun,’ she said
Michelle has stepped out of the spotlight after what she described as a ‘tough’ year last year.
In December, she reflected on the tough times she faced and was handed a drink-driving charge and split from partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis.
‘Funny old year this one. So many people say ‘get out of here 2020!’ And man this year, ‘she wrote on Instagram.
Reflections: ‘This is a funny old year. So many people say ‘get out of here 2020!’ And man this year, ‘she wrote on Instagram
‘But if I dig deep. This year was a gift. I now see everything that I am grateful for. The lessons on how I want to be treated and how I don’t, ”she continued.
‘To deeply love and love those who are firmly in my corner. And to be cheerful, silly, curious, kind, quiet, open, protective, believe and love. ‘
She also added, “Thank you 2020. It has been difficult. But I got the message. ‘
Challenging Times: Michelle blew .086 when she was stopped in her Range Rover at around 11:25 am on Australia Day in January 2020.
Michelle blew .086 when she was stopped in her Range Rover at around 11:25 am on Australia Day in January 2020.
After being charged on January 26, Michelle released a statement claiming she was going through a “ very rough time ” following her divorce from Steve, 43.
Michelle and Steve met while filming The Biggest Loser in 2007, at a time when they were both dating other people.
Troubled Time: Michelle’s post comes after a challenging year in which she received drink-driving compensation and split from partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis in December 2019. In the picture with son Axel
They began dating in 2015, after divorcing their respective partners, and the couple welcomed son Axel in December of that year.
“It has been a challenging year for me, no doubt about that and I am so grateful for the people around me, my close friends and my close family,” she told Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies in May.
The single mom added, “When you want to talk about real value, you look around for the people who are there for you during the good, the bad, the ugly.”
History: Michelle and Steve (pictured) met while filming The Biggest Loser in 2007, at a time when they were both in relationships with other people