“I asked for all this but my family never.”
Singer Alexandra Burke has been praised for explaining exactly why she keeps details of her baby’s life private.
The X Factor star appeared on today’s Loose Women to discuss motherhood and music, and she was asked about her decision not to reveal her child’s sex or name.
To this, she said: “I’ve never really spoken about this. Obviously, I come from X Factor and that’s a public show. I’m very grateful for the platform that’s made me who I am today.
“In the process – I hate getting emotional talking about this. In the process of me being who I am – I asked for all this but my family never.”
She went on to explain her desire to protect her child and their privacy.
“I wanna protect the baby as much as I can and let the baby make its own decision. I don’t wanna hurt anyone in the process of who I am and the life that I’ve chosen.”
Alexandra and her partner Darren Randolph welcomed their first child together earlier this summer.
Announcing the news by sharing a sweet photo of the baby’s feet, Alexandra wrote: “Welcome to the world our little grape (…) We already love you more than words can say.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Alexandra discussed how motherhood has changed her life.
“Everything’s changed,” the singer said. “Sleep is a thing of the past, but changed in such a brilliant way. I’ve never felt so content in my life, I’ve never known love like this before.”
She continued: “I’m just the happiest I’ve ever been. It makes me really emotional because my mum always used to say to me, ‘You’ll never know unconditional love until you have a baby.'”
She added that having a child is the “greatest gift of all”.