Former Sugababes singer Heidi Range has discussed how she was left ‘mortified’ after her husband Alex Partakis walked in on her naked.
Speaking on Yahoo News’ White Wine Question Time podcast, the Liverpudlian, 35, also revealed she’s ‘never been comfortable’ in her own skin.
The singer, who welcomed her first child Aurelia a year ago, told host Kate Thornton: ‘My husband came into my wardrobe the other day, and I’m bent over moisturising my legs under those cellulite lights – you know, spotlights? – and I just went ape.
Candid: Former Sugababes singer Heidi range has revealed she’s ‘never been body confident’ and said that she was left ‘mortified’ when her husband Alex Partakis walked in on her moisturising herself
‘I was like, “What are you doing? Get out! Get out! Don’t look at me!”
‘He said, “You’re my wife. Of course I’m gonna look. What’s wrong with you? You’re beautiful.” But I was mortified. We’ve been together for seven years. He’s seen me give birth. But I’ve just never been comfortable [in my own skin].’
The Too Lost In You songstress explained that she’s always been self-conscious and confessed that she lacks confidence when it came to her figure.
‘I’ve never been body confident, and I’ve been so many different sizes,’ she confessed. ‘And even when I’ve been tiny I remember feeling self-conscious. I’ve just never been comfortable.
Positive: Heidi insisted that she wants to instill her daughter Aurelia with a strong sense of body-confidence so she never feels negatively about herself
Together: Heidi and Alex got married in Italy in 2016
‘I’ve never been one of those girls who feels good walking around in a bikini.’
Appearing on the podcast alongside Angela Griffin and Lisa Faulkner, Heidi insisted that she wants to instill her daughter Aurelia with a strong sense of body-confidence so she never feels negatively about herself.
She added: ‘I don’t want her to ever think about what her body looks like because it’s not important.’
Her comments come ahead of her daughter Aurelia’s first birthday on January 21.
Honest: The Too Lost In You songstress explained that she’s always been self-conscious and confessed that she lacks confidence when it came to her figure
Celebrations: Her comments come ahead of her daughter Aurelia’s first birthday on January 21
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At the time of her birth, Heidi gushed about being on ‘cloud nine’ since their bundle of ‘pure joy’ arrived.
Sharing a sweet snap of the newborn sleeping, she wrote to her fans: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to introduce you to our beautiful baby girl. Aurelia Honey Partakis was born on 21/01/18.’
Clearly besotted, she added: ‘6lb 2oz of pure joy! Daddy and I are floating on Cloud 9 and falling more in love with her by the minute. Welcome to the world my sweetheart.’
Heidi had announced the couple’s happy baby news in HELLO! magazine back in 2017.
Joy: At the time of her birth, Heidi gushed about being on ‘cloud nine’ since their bundle of ‘pure joy’ arrived
The singer gushed that the timing of their pregnancy had been ‘really special’, as it aligned with the weekend she and Alex moved into their marital home.
She said: ‘We moved into our house at Easter after spending two years renovating it and we think that was the same weekend we conceived.
‘It was like it was meant to be. It was so special that it happened in our first family house together. It’s made our home have this lovely feeling about it.’
The singer added that she had hoped to conceive ‘straight away’, but confessed it took she expected.
Announcement: Heidi had announced the couple’s happy baby news in HELLO! magazine back in 2017
She said at the time: ‘It has been a big year for us. Our wedding was amazing and then I had hoped I would fall pregnant straight away.
‘But as each month went by, I would take a test and I got used to it always being negative. So when it came back positive it was a shock.’
Heidi and Alex were set up by her personal trainer in early 2014, and felt and instant connection.
Their first date was a restaurant in London’s Notting Hill and they have been inseparable ever since – eventually tying the knot in Florence in September 2016.
Connection: Heidi and Alex were set up by her personal trainer in early 2014, and felt and instant connection