Charlotte Church Taking Time Off For Motherhood

10/15/2008 at 02:00 PM ET
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An opera singer since childhood and more recently a TV presenter, Charlotte Church is prepared for a hiatus from the spotlight. Having to balance her family — boyfriend Gavin Henson and their 13-month-old daughter Ruby Megan — with her career, the 22-year-old, who is expecting her second child in mid-January, is prepared to temporarily give up the latter for the sake of parenthood. "I love singing and I always want to do that, but my family is more important to me as I don’t want to neglect my responsibilities as a mother," says Charlotte.

Spending her days on the family’s farm near Cardiff, Wales, Charlotte has been running the household which include a menagerie of animals. As the couple raise their two goats and prepare for the delivery of "twenty chickens and two geese" which they plan to "eat at Christmas," Charlotte has been concentrating her time on being a stay-at-home mom.

"I’ve just been at home, cooking and cleaning and looking after my gorgeous little baba."

Source: BBC Radio via Now Magazine

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News , Parenting

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carla on

Charlotte still sounds pretty busy and I think it is great that she can take some time off.

Harley on

Haha, I love the piece about the chickens and geese they’ll be eating for Christmas, there’s something so just ordinarily down-home about it🙂

Adele (UK) on

I love Charlotte & Gavin!! They are such a down to earth couple & are also Welsh like myself.

BTW Charlotte is due in November, not mid January.

Morgan on

I call my daughter baba!!🙂 That made me smile. All the best to she & Gavin.

Brandi on

She’s not due next month, she is due next year. She is still not that big.

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