Vicky: “John wants kids now – but I want to wait”

Af­ter a dif­fi­cult year, Vicky Pat­ti­son ad­mits her wed­ding plans with John Noble took a back seat, and says she’s not quite ready to start a fam­ily

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue - By Joel Cop­per

She faced re­ports last week that she was on a make-or­break hol­i­day to Dubai with fi­ancé John Noble – with their ro­mance said to be “hang­ing by a thread” af­ter a se­ries of rows over her re­luc­tance to have chil­dren.

Open­ing up to Closer, Vicky Pat­ti­son re­mained tight-lipped on the spec­u­la­tion, but ad­mit­ted the cou­ple have faced a dif­fi­cult year af­ter the shock death of her best friend Paul Burns this sum­mer, and says that plan­ning their up­com­ing nup­tials didn’t take pri­or­ity.

The 31 year old ad­mits, “John and I have had a tough year. John lost both of his grand­par­ents, and I lost my best friend. It’s been dif­fi­cult, as we’ve both been griev­ing, and the thought of plan­ning a wed­ding def­i­nitely took a back seat.”

TAK­ING IT SLOW

Open­ing up to Closer be­fore the spec­u­la­tion made head­lines, Vicky re­mained tightlipped but ad­mit­ted, “I feel less broody than John. He’s keen to have kids soon, but I’m tak­ing a more mea­sured ap­proach. I want to get mar­ried, then I want to ac­cli­ma­tise to be­ing mar­ried. I want us to travel and just en­joy us be­fore we heap a load more pres­sure on with a lit­tle bun­dle of joy. I’m well aware it will also be a lit­tle bun­dle of poop and screams.”

Vicky – who first found fame at 23 in Ge­ordie Shore and is tak­ing part in Celebrity Hunted in aid of Stand Up To Can­cer – ex­plains that while she wants to give her all to moth­er­hood, her job is im­por­tant, too.

“I don’t want to com­pro­mise my ca­reer, and I cer­tainly wouldn’t want to com­pro­mise the qual­ity of moth­er­ing I do, so at the mo­ment, I’m just not there yet,” she says. “Even­tu­ally, I’m go­ing to ded­i­cate my­self to be­ing a mum prop­erly, and I will want a cou­ple of kids. John and I both come from two-chil­dren house­holds, so I think I’ll aim for that. We’ll see how it goes!”

PRI­OR­I­TIES

The star – whose close pals Ferne Mccann and Casey Batch­e­lor have both be­come mums in the past year – adds, “Kids are with­out a doubt in our fu­ture, it’s just a ques­tion of when. I see how much joy they can bring to your life, like with Ferne and Casey, but I also know it’s not easy, so I’m be­ing very re­al­is­tic and just fo­cus­ing on the wed­ding for now.”

Af­ter a string of tu­mul­tuous re­la­tion­ships – in­clud­ing Ricci Guar­nac­cio, Stephen Bear and Spencer Matthews – Vicky rekin­dled her ro­mance with for­mer flame John in late 2016, hav­ing dated him be­fore she joined Ge­ordie Shore. The busi­ness­man popped the ques­tion in July 2017, and they plan to tie the knot next year.

Hint­ing that the pair were de­ter­mined to work through their prob­lems in a lovedup In­sta­gram post from their trip to Dubai last week, Vicky posted the cap­tion, “I can’t prom­ise you a per­fect re­la­tion­ship, but what I can prom­ise you is that, if you’re try­ing, I’m stay­ing.”and she tells Closer that af­ter a chal­leng­ing year, she’s now keen to fo­cus on their nup­tials, af­ter hir­ing an ef­fi­cient wed­ding plan­ner. “We’re fi­nally mak­ing some head­way, thank God,” she ex­plains. “My wed­ding plan­ner is just so on it, I ab­so­lutely love it. I needed some­one who could take charge, and she’s that woman, so I’m very grate­ful to her.”

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