Belfast Telegraph

Peaches is blooming wonderful

By Lindy McDowell

She's been in the headlines not always for the best of reasons. The wild partying. The crazy tattoos.

The allegations - which she always denied - that she'd been doing a bit of 'Antony Worralling' in the shops. Then there was the Las Vegas marriage after a 10-day romance which ended, six months down the line, in divorce.

Peaches Geldof cannot be accused of failure to earn her wild child stripes. But now all that appears to be behind her with a new romance and a baby on the way.

And there is something genuinely moving about the fact that her baby boy is due on the birthday of her late mother, Paula Yates.

She tells Hello! magazine: "It was amazing for me when they told me that, very emotional and touching and just really beautiful. I was so happy. "I feel like it's a little wink from my mum."

Her joy doesn't stop there. Her father is equally delighted with the baby news and with Peaches' boyfriend Thomas Cohen. Cohen, who interestingly looks not unlike a younger, better spruced-up Sir Bob.

Paula Yates died from a drugs overdose when Peaches was just 11 and much media analysis of the girl's career to date has focussed on how she must miss her mother's love. But reading between the lines as she expresses her delight at her father's delight you suspect that Sir Bob's approval means so very much to her too.

She looks gorgeous in the pictures. Blooming with joy. Let's hope it all goes well for the girl.

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