Rochelle Humes worried about sibling rivalry
Rochelle Humes is "paranoid" her daughter will get upset about having to share her parents when she welcomes her second child into the world in the coming weeks.
The 27-year-old television presenter is expecting a baby with husband Marvin Humes but Rochelle is worried the pair’s three-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai will get upset that she doesn’t get all the attention once the new baby arrives.
She said: "Alaia-Mai is so excited about being a big sister and I hope it stays that way. The only thing I’m worried about is her getting upset about having to share her parents, but I’ve been reading up on how to handle it. I’m getting really paranoid."
The former The Saturdays singer and her husband – who was formerly a member of boy band JLS – are keeping the sex of their baby a surprise, much to the annoyance of Alaia-Mai who is "desperate" for a little sister.
She added: "Our little girl is so desperate to have a sister I warned her, ‘What happens if you have a baby brother?’
"She replied, ‘We’ll just send it back’. I’m trying to tell her it doesn’t work like that.
"Her baby name suggestions have been very interesting. She loves Alice-in-the-Palace for a girl and if it’s a boy she’s not interested."
Rochelle and Marvin, 31, already have their parenting duties divided too as Marvin’s evening radio presenting job at Capital FM means he’s always on hand to tackle the "night shift".
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Marvin works evenings and gets home from DJing at 1am so he can do the night shift with the baby. It’s important for dads to bond too.
"As the mum, you spend nine months carrying and bonding with the baby so you have that instant connection. It’s nice for the dad to have their own special time."