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13th Feb 2018

Here’s why Paloma Faith is keeping her child’s gender a secret

She wants to keep everything private.

Jade Hayden

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has explained why she’s planning on keeping her child’s gender a secret.

The singer gave birth to her baby in December 2016 and since then, she has decided to keep her child’s name and gender out of the public eye.

Speaking to the Daily Mail’s You magazine, Paloma explained the reason behind her choice.

She said:

“I won’t say whether I have a boy or a girl for privacy reasons.

“I want my child to go to normal schools and integrate with kids from different backgrounds as a human being, not as a child of a celebrity.”

Despite wanting to keep her child out of the public eye, Paloma has been incredibly honest about her birthing experience and, most notably, how traumatic it was for her.

Afterwards, she said that everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.

She told The Sun’s Bizzare podcast last year:

“The only way I can explain it is that I went to the gates of hell and I brought back an angel because it is just so incredible and I wouldn’t change a minute of it for the world because I just think I have made the best person ever.

“I also feel like my heart’s opened up to a capacity that I never thought it could fit any more love in. And I just feel now like I want to adopt, I want loads because it’s just so amazing.”

Paloma said that she had an infection in her womb and “really bad mastitis.”

She also added that she couldn’t walk properly for two months after the birth.

As well as choosing to keep her toddler’s gender a secret for privacy reasons, the singer has also said that she would support them if they wanted to remain gender neutral.

She said:

“Dolls are important for both girls and boys; children can learn about nurturing, and equally both should be able to build things and play with toy cars.

“It’s important to me they’re given all the opportunities to be the person they want to be.”