Sam and Bil­lie: “We work hard to look the way we do”

The Faiers sis­ters al­ways look in­cred­i­ble, but the re­al­ity stars in­sist it’s not easy to keep in shape with chil­dren to look af­ter

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue - By Anna Mathe­son

They looked sen­sa­tional as they shared snaps sport­ing biki­nis and skimpy out­fits on Bil­lie’s hen do in Ibiza ear­lier this sum­mer, but sis­ters Sam and Bil­lie Faiers have ad­mit­ted that keep­ing trim doesn’t come eas­ily.

Sam, 27, and her older sis­ter Bil­lie, 28, found fame on re­al­ity show TOWIE, but the pair have since had two chil­dren each with their re­spec­tive part­ners, and now star in their own re­al­ity show – The Mummy Di­aries – fol­low­ing their lives as par­ents.

But for Sam, who shares Paul Tony, two, and baby Rosie, 11 months, with her boyfriend Paul Knight­ley, 30, and Bil­lie, who has Nelly, four, and Arthur, 17 months, with fi­ancé Greg Shep­herd, 29, hav­ing two chil­dren to look af­ter means it’s not easy to main­tain their size 8 fig­ures.

Speak­ing to Closer, Sam says, “With Rosie, my sec­ond baby, I wasn’t ter­ri­bly over­weight, but I do feel like I found it a bit harder to shift the pounds. It was more about cut­ting back on choco­late and bis­cuits, and train­ing three times a week. Right now, I do feel com­fort­able with my ac­tual dress size, so it’s more about get­ting fit and toned.”

MAID OF HON­OUR

The girls ad­mit that di­et­ing is al­ways eas­ier when they have some­thing to aim for.

Sam adds, “Ibiza was such an amaz­ing goal for us be­cause we knew we were go­ing to be in biki­nis ev­ery day, but since com­ing home, I’ve gone off di­et­ing a lit­tle bit. We’ll get back on it, though, be­cause I want to feel my best in my maid of hon­our dress!”

Bil­lie adds, “When you have a baby, there’s al­ways more stub­born ar­eas – like around your stom­ach. I re­ally want to hire a per­sonal trainer be­cause I can be good with my eat­ing if I re­ally want to, but I never get into work­ing out. Be­fore my hen do, I was drink­ing loads of good juices and just eat­ing re­ally well. I’ll do the same with the lead-up to the wed­ding, but I do want to get toned.”

The girls ex­plain that Bil­lie’s hen do was also a chance for them both to spend some qual­ity time with their girl­friends – most of whom are also mums.

And fans were pleased to see that their ex TOWIE co-star Ferne Mccann seemed to be back in the fold and hav­ing fun with the girls in Ibiza af­ter ru­mours of a rift with Sam last year. Sam pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted that she and Ferne “hadn’t seen eye to eye”, and Ferne, 28 – who last year had a baby with acid at­tacker Arthur Collins – claimed the feud was due to jeal­ousy that she was get­ting her own re­al­ity show with daugh­ter Sun­day, 11 months.

But now, it seems as though their friend­ship is back on track as the girls were pic­tured smil­ing to­gether at Bil­lie’s hen do. Bil­lie says, “Ferne was there and ev­ery­thing’s fine. We had such a good time. Most of us are mums, so it was just an ex­cuse to let our hair down, and we had so much fun.”

Sam adds, “The last time we had a girls’ trip was to Ve­gas be­fore we all had kids. I think I was like 22 – it was years ago. It was so nice for us all to get to­gether and let our hair down, and our mum and aun­tie were there, too. We laughed, danced, sung, and sun­bathed – the minute we got to the air­port, we all just had the best time.”

BABY PLANS

And while Bil­lie is busy plan­ning her wed­ding to Greg next spring, Sam is con­sid­er­ing when she’ll be ready to try for baby num­ber three.

She says, “I’d love a third child, but

I think I might wait un­til lit­tle Paul’s started school. I’m re­ally en­joy­ing them both now, and I can give them so much of my time. I feel like if there were a third one, it would split my time even more.

“But Paul’s such a great dad – he and lit­tle Paul are the best of friends, and they laugh and go out to­gether. I’m lucky he’s so good as I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I do in terms of work with­out him.”

And while Bil­lie is keep­ing tight-lipped about where her wed­ding will be tak­ing place, she has re­vealed that it will be some­where abroad next spring.

She adds, “We’ve got so much to do and get sorted, but we have got a date and I’ve got my dress, which I’m re­ally ex­cited about! It’s just the fi­nal stages of plan­ning over the next few months.”

CATCH­ING UP

And while the pair are both busy work­ing mums, they ad­mit they jump at the chance to have a child-free night ev­ery so of­ten.

Bil­lie ex­plains, “We work a lot. I think we just jug­gle all the time. When we do get a night out to­gether – which is very rare – we re­ally do en­joy it. Like on my hen do with the girls, or when we went out for din­ner with our mum re­cently – it was so nice to just catch up and have a laugh.”

‘We re­ally en­joy the rare night out’

● Sam And Bil­lie Faiers: The Mummy Di­aries, Wed­nes­day 31 Oc­to­ber, ITVBE, 9pm

The sis­ters with their part­ners, Paul and Greg

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