She famously once declared that having kids would “ruin my body and steal my career” but Vicky Pattison’s now undergone a surprise U-Turn when it comes to starting a family.
Despite being vocal in the past about not wanting children, the former I’m A Celebrity winner has now said she DOES hear the pitter patter of tiny feet in her future.
So, why the change, you ask?
Well, according to Vicky, it’s all to do with how comfortable and happy she is with her fiance John Noble
She told OK! magazine: “I always said I didn’t want children but being with John has totally changed my mind.
“We recently made the decision that children are very much part of our future.”
“I’ve come to realise that life would be quite empty without them.”
It’s certainly a huge contrast to her comments in an interview with Daily Star earlier this year, in which she said: “I love (John) and his company. But I’m not prepared to carry something for nine months which would then ruin my body, steal my career and destroy my vagina.”
She later told Star magazine: “I’m still not there. Do you know what I think when I look at pregnant women? You can’t drink for nine months! I can’t be them!
“I think about it so selfishly. I know I’m not ready but if it happens, it happens.”
Vicky, 29, and John, also 29, got engaged in July, after he popped the question during a country walk with his dog, Roxie.
It was a total surprise for Vicky who later admitted she’d burst into tears when John dropped to one knee as she was on the ground playing with Roxie.
John designed the 3.6 carat ring himself.
There had been signs over the last couple of months that Vicky had been softening in her approach to having a family.
She told Loose Women after the proposal that while kids were “still a big question mark for her”, she had “softened” somewhat to the idea.
“I’ve always been dead vocal about the fact I don’t really see them in my future and John is the same – he’s never really seen kids as part of his life either,” she said.
“But as our relationship has progressed, I’ve softened to a lot of stuff.”
Vicky and John first met eight years ago after being introduced at a mutual friend’s party, but reconnected last year after a chance meeting on a train.
She told Lorraine earlier this year: “I struggled with my personal life and finding someone who was supportive of my career and successful in their own right as well.
“Finally I have that with John. He’s lovely and caring and strong.
“I’ve finally got a man not a fan.”
Vicky’s now in full-on wedding planning mode, with rumours she’ll splash £175,000 on a dream wedding near her Newcastle home.
Details of the big day have been kept quiet for now but she did announce this week that she’s asked two celebrity pals – Ferne McCann and Casey Batchelor – to be her bridesmaids.
She became close to ex TOWIE star Ferne on I’m A Celebrity back in 2015, while she’s been friends with Celebrity Big Brother housemate Casey Batchelor for years.
No doubt Ferne can give Vicky plenty of tips about pregnancy and motherhood when the time comes, as she just gave birth to her first child, daughter Sunday.