Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the renowned singer, has shared that she does not experience 'mum guilt' despite her demanding career often keeping her away from her five children. In an interview with MailOnline, the 44-year-old singer stated that she has given herself permission to enjoy her work instead of worrying about time missed with her family. She hopes that her children, including two teenagers, will be inspired by her drive, asserting that being a working mother actually enhances her parenting abilities.
Recently, Sophie disclosed that her 19-year-old son has moved out to live with her mother, Janet Ellis. Describing the new arrangement as 'wholesome,' Sophie reflects on her journey of becoming a parent, starting with her surprise pregnancy just six weeks into dating her musician husband, Richard Jones. Although life as a family began as a trio, they expanded to include five sons and Sophie insists that they are content and have no plans for more children.
While Sophie acknowledges the ongoing challenges faced by working parents, she emphasizes the importance of not wasting time feeling guilty. She loves her job, appreciates her family life, and receives support when needed. Sophie believes that her career positively impacts her parenting, as her children witness her dedication and work ethic. Moreover, their creative household provides a fun environment for growth and learning.
As her oldest son has moved out, Sophie shares her joy in being a mother to two teenagers. Having experienced approachability from her own mother during her upbringing, she aims to provide the same open communication for her children. Sophie stresses the significance of routine in her family, especially during dinner time, which typically involves all members gathering at 5:30pm.
Partnering with McCain for their latest campaign, Sophie discusses the importance of shared meals and the family's love for food. McCain's research reveals that many individuals eat the same dinner multiple times a week and lack inspiration for midweek meals. Sophie's love for cooking aligns well with the McCain campaign, as they introduce their new product, McCain Hasselback potatoes — a convenient option for those seeking variety in their meals.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor gives a glimpse into her life as a working mother, shedding light on her belief that fulfilling her passion not only benefits her career but also makes her a better parent. With her family complete and her children growing up, Sophie focuses on enjoying her journey and fostering an environment that encourages creativity and work ethic.