Rochelle Humes talks Marvin, Alaia-Mai.. and being cheated on by an ex

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Rochelle Humes looks absolutely beautiful (as always!) as the cover star of Cosmopolitan magazine's brand new issue.

The Saturdays star poses up a storm for the iconic mag's October edition where she opens up about her hunky husband Marvin, their baby Alaia and being cheated on by an ex. Silly man!

Rochelle Humes is the cover star of the October issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4th September.

© Ben Riggott/Cosmopolitan

Rochelle's been flying high over the past year. Not only is her marriage to ex-JLS star Marvin rock solid and they welcomed their first child together last May, but The Saturdays are gearing up for a huge 'Greatest Hits' tour and she and Marvin have been making ways in the TV biz thanks to their summer This Morning presenting roles.

Oh, and Rochelle's also a regular on hit BBC Three panel series Sweat The Small Stuff AND just released a gorgeous collection with Very.

Could her life be more perfect?!

Rochelle Humes is the cover star of the October issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4th September.

© Ben Riggott/Cosmopolitan

Well, according to Roch, things weren't always so great. She tells the mag she was cheated on by a former partner – but, rather than letting it get her down, she focused on the fact it wasn't her fault.

"Being cheated on didn't make me more insecure, it made me stronger because I know that it's not your fault. If someone disrespects you it's their problem, not yours; there's no point worrying.

"When I first got together with Marvin I thought, 'Oh, god, you're going out with someone in a boyband. Is this a good idea?' But I never didn't trust him. An ex cheated on me and it was awful but I promised I wouldn't bring that into my next relationship."

Rochelle and Marvin married in a fairytale ceremony at Blenheim Palace in summer 2012. Their daughter, Alaia, arrived the following year.

"Having a child strengthens your bond even when you don't think you can get any closer. We look at her and think, 'That's both of us there. It's me and you and no one else in the world has the bond we have.'"

Marvin and Rochelle Humes host daughter Alaia-Mai's birthday party and Christening (26 May).

© Instagram / rochellethesats

Rochelle and Marvin are parents to baby Alaia-Mai.

Despite loving life now, the beautiful singer admits things weren't so easy at first following Alaia's birth.

"For a while you just feel a little bit weird emotionally. I knew I didn't have post-natal depression because it wasn't all day, every day. But I felt very low," she says.

"As a woman you think you should still be making dinner and looking nice. You think, 'I can do a million and one things.' But you can't. You just have to accept that the first couple of months at least are going to be a complete write-off. But after that you will be alright."

Rochelle credits close friend Myleene Klass for helping her during one particularly low point when she was becoming upset about the smallest things.

Rochelle Humes is the cover star of the October issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4th September.

© Ben Riggott/Cosmopolitan

"I had to have a C-section because Alaia was breech and the cord was around her neck. The first time I had a shower afterwards Marvin had to help me wash and I was crying. No one prepares you for that.

"Then Myleene Klass sent me a lovely text: 'Rochelle, it's Day Three, don't freak out. You WILL get teary.' I was so grateful because I felt like a freak!" For the first few months, you're so tired you just want to go to bed. I was so emotional. One day, Marvin asked me what I wanted for breakfast and even that set me off. I just wailed 'cereal' across the house. We still joke about it now!"

Rochelle also revealed Alaia's birth briefly affected her sex life, saying: "I'm not too proud to admit that having a child affects the intimacy in a relationship at first. I hate it when you hear people say they were at it again days later. I don't believe it!"

Intimacy is firmly back in her relationship with Marvin now, however... although that whole story of her being rushed to hospital with a sex injury isn't true, apparently!

Things are THAT wild in the Humes house!

The full interview appears in the October issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4th September. Also available in digital edition on Apple Newsstand.

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