Stacey Solomon explains why she doesn’t speak about her older children’s dads
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Stacey Solomon has explained exactly why she doesn’t speak about her older children’s dads.
The pair share three children together, Rex, four, Rose, who was born in October 2021 and baby Belle, but Joe also has one other kid from a previous relationship, 16-year-old Harry, while Stacey has two sons, Zachary, 15, and Leighton, 11, from two other previous relationships.
While she and Joe regularly posts updates on their family life across social media, opening up about their domestic dynamics and sharing sweet moments - Stacey doesn't seem to have much to say online about the fathers of Zachary and Leighton.
The X Factor icon was just a teenager when she gave birth to her first child at 18 back in 2007 with her boyfriend at the time, Dean Cox.
Flash-forward some years, after she and Dean split, Stacey went on to have a relationship with Aaron Barham and they had her second son, Leighton, in 2012.
Talking to You magazine a few years back about why she doesn't speak much about Dean and Aaron, Stacey reportedly explained: "I don’t speak much about their dads because I don’t think it’s right for [the children] to read it.
Stacey and Joe have previously opened up about how they are 'constantly exhausted' raising their six children together.
However, as tiring as the whole parenting thing can be at times - Joe has revealed he wouldn't change it for the world.
The 41-year-old told The Mirror: "It is exhausting.
"But I think your body just adapts to your situation. So after you’ve had three kids, four, five or six makes no difference. Me and Stacey have been tired for so long now that it’s become the norm."
But clearly having a whole bunch of children has paid off, as Joe revealed his older kids are a 'godsend'.
"They really help out," he said. "They’re always helping with dinner, they help feed the kids, they’re amazing.
"We’re really proud of our kids, how they all muck in and help - and we don’t ask them either, it’s all done out of love. It’s lovely to see."
The EastEnders star concluded: "It is what it is, but we wouldn’t change it. There’s so much love in this house for all these kids. We think we’re really lucky."