Danielle Lloyd has been talking frankly about the post-natal depression that she has suffered since the birth of her son Archie with Jamie O’Hara in July, and says that the struggle has made her and Jamie’s relationship stronger than ever.
She admitted: “It was a really difficult time.
“I don’t think any person wants to admit that they’re feeling down or struggling with being a parent. That you’re getting beat…It was very, very difficult.
“And Jamie had his back operation which didn’t help things, as he wasn’t able to pick Archie up or anything.”
“It’s a hard subject to talk about, because not many women understand it and not many women talk about it either.
“Things just got on top of me and I just didn’t have time to do normal things like going to the gym and I was house-bound.”
“Now I’m absolutely fine and back to my old self.
“It was a really stressful time for both of us, but we’ve come through it and we’re all absolutely fine.”
“I’m not a massive eater; I eat little and often and I have treats now and then – like chocolate bars and the odd glass of wine,” she continued.
“I just don’t take my diet too seriously or put too much pressure on myself. When you say you’re on a diet, it always makes you want to eat more!
“So I just try and cut down things like bread, but it’s quite difficult! But that’s it; I haven’t done anything extreme. I think I’m one of those lucky people who it just drops off!”
“Do you know what, I haven’t been to the gym in sooo long,” .
“I did go to the gym, but with Archie I just don’t have time.
“I try to keep to a beauty regime by cleansing, toning and moisturising every day, but sometimes – if I’ve come home from work late or been for a night out – I just can’t be bothered!”.
“Obviously Cheryl Cole is beautiful all the blokes fancy her.
“And Beyonce, because she’s curvy… I know that Jamie fancies her! I think she’s a good role model in a sexy way, because she’s got curves…She’s just so beautiful. She’s a real woman!”
“I am a hoarder when it comes to clothes,” she admitted.
“Literally Ive got a massive walk-in wardrobe – like a whole room of my clothes.
“I’ve got at least 20 pairs of jeans!”
So what are her wishes for Xmas and the New Year? She was asked if she had any special plans, but she replied: “Not really, I just want Archie to be happy and enjoy himself and just have a nice Christmas,” she grinned.
“As for New Year, I would say try and get to the gym more but that probably wont happen! And that’s just what everyone sort of says.
“My New Year’s resolution is that I hope to just enjoy Archie and try and take him everywhere and experience as much as possible.”