Binky’s horror as JP wants more Babies now
Her boyfriend is broody again... and she isn’t
She’s been open about her struggles since giving birth to baby India last year, and friends say Binky Felstead is in no rush to put herself through it all again. But someone in her life is. Insiders tell heat that the former Made In Chelsea star’s boyfriend Josh “JP” Patterson is getting increasingly broody, and is now begging Binky to expand their family and move to the country.
“She’s having a major freak out about it,” says a source close to the TV star, who started dating JP, 28, on the reality show back in 2015. “JP is encouraging her to have another one soon. It’s something he really wants, but a second baby is a huge decision, and she’s not sure she’s ready to go for it yet. She’s scared that her apprehension could cause major friction between them, especially after the first time around.”
Binky, 28, has been honest about her experience of motherhood, admitting, “It felt like my identity had gone.” The star, who has previously spoken about her “terrible anxiety” and low self-esteem, also struggled with her pregnancy body. “When I gave birth to India, I was bigger,” she said. “I felt disgusting. I had lost my confidence.”
heat’s source continues, “It feels like she’s at a crossroads in her relationship right now. As well as having another baby, JP really wants them to move out of London to the countryside. Juggling her busy work and family life has been an uphill battle for Binky, so more children on top of this is frightening.”
As well as her TV and media career, Binky also has her own fashion range with Inthestyle.com, is the founder of Mummy Tribe, and is also the face of a new fitness brand Fiit.
“Binky is seriously overworked right now,” says the insider. “As well as her career, she’s feeling the pressure to stay in shape, so she’s been working out around India. She’s trying to always look her best and be a great mum at the same time, but it’s exhausting.
“She feels as though she is spinning all these plates, trying to balance everything, and pals are worried that having any more children now could end up burning her out if she isn’t careful.” n Elizabeth Ryan
‘she’s scared that it could cause friction between them’