“My mom did it in ’80s Ireland! Pregnant Laura Whitmore insists she has no plans to stop working when she becomes a mother
Laura Whitmore has revealed that she has no plans to give up working when she becomes a mother.
The TV presenter, 35, is expecting a baby with husband Iain Stirling in the coming weeks and has told how her mother Carmel having a child ‘out of wedlock’ in the 1980s Ireland taught her ‘ there is nothing you cannot do. ”
Speaking to The Telegraph, she said: ‘All my friends at school are doctors or teachers. The fact that I even thought it was possible to go to work at MTV came from my mother because her attitude was: “If you want, why not?”
Career: Laura Whitmore revealed she has no plans to give up her job when she becomes a mother
“When people ask me if I’m going to stop working this year because of the baby, I’m like, ‘Why? Mom did it in the 80s in Ireland! “”
Laura has documented part of her pregnancy on social media and previously said she was due to arrive in ‘early 2021’.
The Irish beauty is hoping to be back at work this summer for the next Love Island series which was taken off the air last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Laura insisted she had been told the show would return this year and that she was “ praying ” for the vaccine to be released to allow the series to continue.
Mom-to-be: Laura is expecting a baby with husband Iain Stirling in the coming weeks and has told how her mother Carmel having a child ‘out of wedlock’ in the 1980s Ireland taught her ‘there nothing you can’t do ”
The former MTV host replaced Caroline Flack as host of the dating show after she stepped down as she faced charges for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
Caroline tragically took her own life in February of last year, with Laura claiming that she ‘always admired the strength’ of her friend.
She said: ‘When I was asked to do Love Island my only concern was whether I could cope with the scrutiny that came with it. She was so good at accepting it. And it scared me, because I realized it affected him.
Laura added that the lockdown treated her well and allowed her to spend more time with her husband Iain, who would normally go back and forth to stand-up concerts.
She said: The fact that I even thought it was possible to go to work at MTV came from my mother because her attitude was, ‘If you want, then why not? (pictured with her mother in 2013)
When asked if she would like to work with Iain again in the future, Laura insisted that they barely saw each other on Love Island as Iain worked from 1pm to 9pm while she would deliver the results of the vote around 1 a.m.
The star admitted the couple would be cautious about working well together in the future, as it would be ‘a lot’ to deal with.
It was revealed in November that Laura and Iain had secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby the following month.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate the start of 2021, Laura finally confirmed the nuptials and said they ‘loved having it to ourselves’ – while also sharing a lovely photo from the couple’s big day.
Tragedy: Former Love Island host Caroline Flack tragically took her own life in February last year, with Laura saying she ‘still admired the strength’ of her friend.
Sharing some details about their wedding, Laura wrote: ‘Going into 2021 like … a year ago Iain asked me to marry him and we had the most magical and perfect ceremony. We loved having it for ourselves.
“ We had planned the perfect celebration and I will always be so grateful that this is what we got. We never spoke publicly about our engagement or marriage.
“Back then we never felt the need to say anything because it’s a very personal experience. We were also too busy enjoying it!
“We’ve never shared this photo before, but a lot of people reached out and congratulated us last month with good intentions, so here’s some great news!”
Laura ended her post by wishing her fans a Happy New Year and ‘sending love to you and yours’.
Couple: It was revealed in November that Laura and Iain were secretly married in Dublin and they announced they were expecting a baby the following month