Molly-Mae back at work three months after birth as she 'has bills to pay' and no maternity leave
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Molly-Mae Hague is back at work three months after giving birth to daughter Bambi and has been on her first work trip overseas since becoming a mum.
The 23-year-old former Love Island star welcomed Bambi with partner Tyson Fury back in January, but has now revealed she’s back at work just three months later as ‘there’s bills to pay’.
In a new vlog on her YouTube channel, Molly-Mae, who is creative director at PrettyLittleThing, explained that she was flying out to Nice, France to take part in a fashion shoot.
She explained: “I’m going on my first work trip to Nice after having a baby. It’s actually quite a big moment for me.
“I am so excited, but it’s a little bit bittersweet because it’s going to be my first time leaving my baby.
“She’s three months old now. It’s low key making me feel kind of sick. I’m not going to lie. You know that kind of homesick feeling you’d get.”
The new mum said that at first she did consider taking little Bambi with her, but then realised that was ‘selfish’ so decided to go alone.
“I reflected and realised I was probably being a little bit selfish to take a whole flight to a whole new country,” she went on. “Tommy wouldn’t even be there to experience her first flight or anything.
“For the sake of two nights I just thought she’s going to have to stay at home and I’m going to have to go to work.”
But despite doing what was best for her and her daughter, Molly-Mae admitted that she did have a bit of a ‘meltdown’ while on the photoshoot.
"I did, in the afternoon, have a bit of a meltdown just because it was a lot to take in,” she revealed.
“That was my second day without Bambi and I think I keep forgetting that I am still only three months post-partum.
"I had not really prepared myself for how I might feel on a photoshoot. I think I had kinda not prepared myself fully for how I might feel on a photoshoot, three months after having a baby."
Explaining why she was back to work just weeks after giving birth, Molly-Mae said: “At the end of the day, I am self-employed, so I have to work because there’s bills to pay.
“We’ve got a mortgage to pay, car bills to pay. I’ve got outgoings. I have to earn. I don’t get a maternity leave pay. You don’t when you’re self-employed, so I have to get back to work.”