“There’s more to life than skinny jeans”
TV star and mum-to-be Sarah Harris talks candidly to Rosie King about being relaxed in pregnancy, fending off the sancto-mummies and the pressure to bounce back after giving birth
Sarah Harris has always considered herself a “go with the flow girl” and that hasn’t changed since she fell pregnant. “It’s true,” she says. “I’m just going in and hoping for the best.”
The co-host of Network Ten show Studio 10 is happily succumbing to cravings, exercising when she can find the time and not worrying about a birth plan. It’s a refreshing approach for a first-time mum-to-be, and one that seems to be working well for the 34-year-old, who’s due to give birth on Christmas Day.
In front of the camera for our cover shoot, Harris is a natural, which is unsurprising given hers has been a familiar face on Australian TV for more than 15 years. She smiles expertly, laughs with ease and exudes body confidence – even with the growing bump that she admits to still finding a bit bizarre.
Her warmth doesn’t fade when she steps away from the lens, either. Having announced her pregnancy and sex of her bub – it’s a boy – on live national TV, I expected Harris to be an open book when it comes to being interviewed, and she is. Nothing is off-limits and she speaks her mind on all manner of things.
Not only is Harris bold and bright, she’s also really likeable – so much so, I could imagine us hitting it off over an afternoon of wine and cheese.
“Oh cheese, I love a bit of a soft cheese so I’m definitely missing that – and sushi,” she says with a laugh. Harris and her husband of just over a year, Tom Ward (pictured right), fell pregnant