Millie Mackintosh has revealed that she and husband Hugo Taylor are closer than ever since they welcomed their daughter Sienna last May.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, talked about going through ‘the test of lockdown’ with her husband of nearly three years, 34, in a new interview for Women’s Health UK’s Go for the goal podcast.
First time mom Millie, who is on the cover of the April issue of the publication in an accompanying swimwear shoot, also stated that she loves her new curves and embraces her postpartum figure.
‘We’ve passed the test of lockdown’: Millie Mackintosh has revealed that she and husband Hugo Taylor are closer than ever since welcoming their daughter Sienna in May last year
Speaking of her strong marriage, the socialite said, “I feel like we’ve passed the test of lockdown, and we’re closer than ever.
They say these things make you stronger, and having a baby and being stuck, those are two super intense situations for any relationship. I think it taught us a lot about each other.
‘I hate doing the dishes, he’s pretty good at it. We’ve got our rolls – he’s taking out the trash cans; I do most of the laundry. We need to strike a balance between the household chores and the things you both do. ‘
The influencer went on to say that she initially felt uncomfortable after giving birth, but now insists that she is ‘proud’ of her figure.
‘I love my curves’: The ex-Made In Chelsea star, 32, also stated she’s embracing her postpartum figure in a new interview for Women’s Health UK’s Going for Goal podcast
‘We have to balance the household chores and the things you both do’: First time mom talked about ‘the test of lockdown’ with her husband of nearly three years, 34
Millie explained, ‘I was a little uncomfortable with the first fit, and finding things that I felt comfortable wearing, adjusting to a different size than I was before … I have friends who after two literally had the same size again for weeks.
“I’m so happy for them, but they’re genetic freaks, and for most women, you still look pregnant for a while, even for a while.”
‘I feel really strong, I feel fit, I feel like I love my body and that I have curves, and I have a slightly different shape than before. Some of my jeans fit and the slightly more tailored jeans certainly don’t, and that’s fine.
“Things aren’t quite the way they were before, but I feel really confident … I’m so proud of what my body has done.”
The perfect threesome: The couple share baby girl Sienna, 11 months
‘There’s so much pressure to jump back after having the baby’: The influencer went on to discuss postpartum feeling uncomfortable, but now insists she’s ‘proud’ of her figure
Regarding the societal pressure to recover after pregnancy, the blonde added, “ Women often feel like they can’t talk about their postpartum bodies, and there is so much focus on women’s bodies when they are pregnant.
Then there seems to be so much pressure to bounce back after you have the baby. That’s just something I really can’t stand because give us a break!
‘You’ve literally just become human and yes, your body changes a lot when it creates a life and carries it for nine months.
‘I was nervous at first [to feature on the Women’s Health cover], it took me a while to warm up in it, because it felt really weird – I hadn’t done a shoot in a long time.
“During that time we had a pandemic and I had a baby… as the day went on I kind of felt like I found my rhythm and remembered the attitudes that made me feel good and my confidence. But when I walked out of the set for the first time, I was quite nervous. ‘
Elsewhere in the interview, the former makeup artist revealed that she started running during the global crisis.
Cover star: Read the full Millie Mackintosh interview in the May issue of Women’s Health UK,
“I started running, I am really an amateur, I am not one to ever run a marathon in my life,” she said.
“I like to run for between 30 and 40 minutes, that’s comfortable … I do maybe 5 km, two or three times a week, and it just makes me feel really good.”
The media personality also spoke of the buzz about returning to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic.
Millie shared: “I’m excited about dates with Hugo, getting dressed and going out for date nights and going to restaurants, ordering from a menu, not doing the dishes and just having some time.
‘I’m excited about girls’ lunches again, to dress up a bit … I’d love a spa day and gym classes.
‘Can’t wait to get back to a yoga class and feel that energy of the room, and spin classes, go my way, ride my bike to the music, tap back, I miss that, disco lights – do that i don’t i even want to go to a club, i just want to go to a spin class! ‘
Listen to the full Millie Mackintosh interview on the Women’s Health ‘Going for Goal’ podcast, available now.
‘I’m excited for dates with Hugo’: The TV star also spoke about the buzz about returning to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic (pictured during their first lunch date this year)