Claire Sweeney on being a mum: "I'm loving it! Really, really, loving it!"

Published Tuesday, Feb 17 2015, 11:07 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Claire Sweeney has said she is absolutely "loving" being a mum.

Last year, Claire welcomed her first child with ex-fiancé Daniel Riley - a baby boy called Jaxon. And with her son now four months old, the actress has opened up on motherhood, revealing she is loving every minute of looking after her little one.

Claire Sweeney appears on Lorraine, ITV studios, London
17 February

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Appearing on Lorraine earlier today, Claire said: "I'm just loving it. Really, really loving it."

Admitting she had wanted a baby of her own for so long, the 43-year-old said she is now getting to experience what it feels like to be a mother.

"You hear all those cliches about how much you love [your child] and they become the centre of your universe," she explained. "Until it happens, you don't understand it."

At the time of announcing her baby news, Claire had split from Jaxon's father Daniel. But having remained close since separating, Claire revealed she and her ex-beau are now back together.

Claire Sweeney on Lorraine, ITV
17 February


Following Jaxon's arrival, Claire has taken a break from work to care for her baby boy. Now she is heading back to the stage to perform in a show that she co-wrote titled Sex In Suburbia.

Asked how she was going to juggle looking after Jaxon with her work, the star revealed: "I can take him to work with me. I'm on stage for only two hours a night, so I take him with me. We're going everywhere [together]."


Claire Sweeney and son Jaxon at Christmas
December 2014

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In October, Claire gave birth to Jaxon after having a planned C-section.

The former Loose Women panelist didn't announce she was expecting until quite late on, finally coming clean on her baby news when she was already five months gone.

Having suffered from two miscarriages previously, Claire admitted she wanted to keep her pregnancy private for at least three months.

She has since described falling pregnant as a "blessing" after believing children would never have been on the cards.

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