‘Hav­ing A Baby With My Ex Has Been Tough’

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Lucy Nutt, 31, a nurse from Read­ing, was in the same sit­u­a­tion as Binky and is now mum to three-year-old Al­fie. ‘Tom and I met in 2012 and straight­away I knew that he’d be in my life for­ever – but I never imag­ined in this way. We were pretty full-on from the start; he moved into my place af­ter just four months. But when Tom took a new bar job, things started to change. The long hours meant we hardly saw each other. We’d been to­gether a year and a half when I just re­alised I was done and we ended things. It wasn’t pleas­ant.

‘But two months later, I’d been feel­ing pretty un­well and the doc­tor sug­gested a preg­nancy test. I can’t tell you how shocked I was when he told me it was pos­i­tive. I knew in­stantly I wanted to keep our baby. Telling Tom was hard, but he took it quite well. He told me he would sup­port me.

‘Tom moved back in when I was six months along. It was nice but the spark had gone. I won’t lie – at nine months, I was sob­bing to my friends about be­ing a sin­gle mum. How­ever when Al­fie was born, Tom was by my side and I knew I could make it work. I was so over­whelmed with love for him.

‘Al­fie’s now three and Tom and I aren’t to­gether. We’ve tried again for his sake a cou­ple of times, but for now we’re bet­ter as friends. It’s been tough, but Al­fie’s amaz­ing and that’s our pri­or­ity, not our re­la­tion­ship.’

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