Showbiz / 08-04-2020

Why Alesha Dixon decided to keep her pregnancies secret

Why Alesha Dixon decided to keep her pregnancies secret

Alesha Dixon has opened up on why she decided to keep her pregnancies a secret, having shielded both her two babies until just before the births.

The Britain’s Got Talent star has baby Anaya Safiya, born in August last year, and six-year-old Azura Sienna with husband Azuka Ononye.

Both times the singer was able to keep her pregnancies from prying eyes after locking the news down and only sharing an update after the babies were born.

Alesha laughed she ‘has a good seamstress’ who managed to keep her growing bump under wraps the first time around.

‘The bill for the tailor that year was quite high… ‘ she told Giovanna Fletcher on the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast. ‘Thing is most people think why would you hide that? It’s really silly.’

Speaking about her first pregnancy, Alesha said: ‘I think that at the time the thinking was, because Azuka and I had been together for a long time I hadn’t put it out and it wasn’t that we were hiding from any particular reason.

‘…So, the first thing was, well no one even knows we’re in a relationship and now I’m pregnant… How are we going to get around this? We’ll just hide it.’

Keeping bub number one under wraps for six months, the singer announced she was expecting her second child during the first live semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent in May 2019.

Saying she ‘overthinks’ things, she added of keeping it under wraps from some family the first time around: ‘I don’t want to say “I’m pregnant” when people don’t even know I’m in a relationship and then distract from the show [BGT] and in my mind I was like let’s just finish the show so that it can have its moment without any pregnancy malarkey and then we can announce that we’re pregnant.

‘And that’s pretty much what we did. The live show wrapped and I went down to Cornwall with my family, told all of them…’

According to the singer, her nan was ‘furious’ finding out six months along.

‘My Mum knew, Bernadette who works with me, she knew, and a close friend knew but yeah, I kept it quiet,’ she continued, adding: ‘I doubled in size the minute I announced I was pregnant, it was like the belly just appeared. It felt like the shortest pregnancy ever.’

The star even had a name for her baby, despite no one knowing she existed.

We call that expert planning.

Download Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast from acast.com.

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08-04-2020 00:30, source: metro, by James Foster
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