Joe Swash has opened up on raising his six children alongside his wife, Stacey Solomon, and revealed that he finds it very hard work.
Speaking to PA, the actor revealed that parenthood is “exhausting” but he has managed to adapt to the new way of life.
“I think your body just adapts to your situation,” he said. “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.”
The couple share three children together, four-year-old Rex, one-year-old Rose, and Belle, who is seven months old, as well as his son Harry, 16, who he has from a previous relationship. Joe is also step-dad to Stacey’s two sons Zachary, 15, and 11-year-old Leighton.
Speaking in a recent interview, Joe revealed that the older children are constantly supporting their parents as they navigate parenting three smaller children.
“Our 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.”
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Joe went on to say that as he and Stacey work quite a lot, it was initially a difficult balance but once they figured it out, it worked much more smoothly.
They have worked it out that if Joe is working, Stacey remains at home with the children and vice versa, ensuring they both get to spend quality time with their kids.
Joe’s revelation comes as Stacey revealed their daughter, Belle, has reached quite a major milestone. The mum-of-five confirmed her daughter is already crawling.
Stacey posted a video of her little girl crawling around their home, Pickle Cottage in Essex.
The mum couldn’t help but gush about the major development. She admitted she couldn’t believe she was crawling already.
Alongside the sweet video, Stacey wrote: “And just like that, our baby girl is crawling. How is this all happening already? The days are long but the months are flying by.”