HURRAH! BINKY’S BABY JOY
We caught up with Binks to hear all about being a new mummy
Binky Felstead cannot stop smiling – and it’s easy to see why. The 26-year-old is so happy right now: her once rocky relationship with Josh ‘JP’ Patterson is ‘better than ever’ (they’ve even just bagged a spin-off reality series following Binky’s announcement that she’s left Made In Chelsea) and most importantly, she’s a mummy. This is definitely Binky’s year.
While launching her new In The Style summer collection, we caught up with Binky to hear all about becoming a mum. While she can’t stop gushing about her baby girl, she’s looking forward to getting back to normal, squeezing into her skinny jeans and enjoying every second of motherhood. Is she feeling pressure to shed her baby weight quickly? Not really, but she admits if it’ll make her happy, she’s all for a quick (but healthy) transformation.
‘I don’t see why anyone would have an opinion if I did lose it quickly,’ says Binky. ‘As long as you’re doing it the healthiest way and you’re gaining strength from within, then why not? I don’t see why people have such an issue with wanting to feel good.’ While she’s focusing on a healthy recovery, she has pretty strong opinions about placenta preparations (the idea of transforming your placenta into pills, face creams and even smoothies post-birth).
‘It’s disgusting and I’d never do it in a million years,’ says Binks. ‘There’s no proof it does anything to help, it can make you feel really ill and no one knows where it gets shipped to – you could end up eating someone else’s placenta.’ Halfway through our chat, Made In Chelsea co-star (and favourite to be godparent) Ollie Locke turns up to surprise Binky. ‘He missed my baby shower, so he’s in my bad books. He’s trying to make it up to me,’ reveals Binky. Ollie isn’t the only co-star who could have some making up to do. While chatting about Binky’s extravagant baby gifts (including a gorgeous Moses basket, mountains of clothes and plush teddies) she revealed posh pal Mark- Francis Vandelli still hasn’t bought anything for her new arrival. But she’s not too fussed – Binky’s main priorities are her newborn baba and JP, who she adorably brings up in every other sentence. Avid MIC fans will know the pair have been on and off since 2015 and in the current series JP’S been criticised for having doubts about moving in with Binky before the birth. But despite the past, they’re said to be in a really good place.
Binky tells us ecstatically that the pair have really pulled through their tough times.‘we’re better than ever,’ says Binks. ‘He’s amazing. I’m really happy and content, which is making him really happy and content. There’s no pressure. We’re not the most conventional couple but we’re really happy together and that’s all that matters. Our baby is bigger than marriage or moving in together.’ Binky’s summer range is available at Inthestyle.com
I’m just so content, we both are
Binky and JP are excited about their new arrival