Stacey Solomon says she became ‘lioness’ after baby
The couple welcomed their baby in May.
Joe Swash has said he had to bite his tongue when partner Stacey Solomon turned into a “lioness” after the birth of their baby.
The couple welcomed son Rex in May and Loose Women star Solomon admitted she started to become “obsessive” about protecting the newborn and struggled to let other people near him.
Speaking on her new podcast Here We Go Again, Solomon said she got to the point where she did not want Swash to go near Rex when he had just put on deodorant, because of the strong smell.
She said: “I did go a little bit, I’m not going to say crazy, I’m going to say warranted.
“I went lioness, it was all necessary or at least I believed it was necessary at the time.
“It was imperative for me at that point, after I had Rex I felt like – also because he was a little bit early, and he was tiny and he struggled to feed, I just didn’t want anything to harm him and this overwhelming sense of needing to protect him just took over my life.”
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🧡 Happy 6 months pickle 🧡 I honestly couldn’t believe it, when I saw the date today and realised Rex is 6 months old today. 😭 It’s flown by. It feels like only minutes have passed, but also as though Hes always been here. It’s been an emotional, exhausting, incredible, 6months. Rex we love you to the moon and stars and back again. I pray that you’ve loved coming into our world as much as we’ve adored you coming into ours. 🧡 23/11/2019 🧡 I’m off to scroll through more old pictures from when Rex was born and cry myself through the night 😂😂😂
Solomon told Swash: “Nobody was allowed near him including you and that wasn’t anything against you, but I just struggled, I didn’t want anyone kissing him, I didn’t want any germs going near him.
“I didn’t want… I felt like he was fresh out of my vagina and so he knows my body but he doesn’t know anyone else’s body and everything else was alien.”
Swash replied: “I did have to bite my tongue quite a lot because every urge and every feeling that you get about Rex as a mum, you know being a lioness, wanting to protect him, as a dad I get them exact feelings.”
The star said people tend to think men’s feelings about their children aren’t as strong as women’s, explaining: “And they are. So I did struggle.”
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Daddy’s home 😬 That tooth 😂 Joe’s only been away for the weekend with his big boy but we really do miss him! Now for some snuggles on the sofa while we wait for the other big pickles to get back from their daddy’s 🖤 Happy Sunday 🖤 —- ❤️Lest we forget ❤️ Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.
He added that although he understood there were times were he resented Solomon “slightly”.
Here We Go Again With Stacey Solomon is available on Global Player and all other major podcast platforms.