The singer-actress asks fans for privacy during this time
Paloma Faith has revealed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Leyman Lahcine. She is also looking forward to starting her journey as a new mother and plans to take a break from acting as a result.
She shared on her blog: “I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby. I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to so I feel so lucky.”
Despite her fame and consistent public appearances, the 35-year-old beauty wants to keep her baby away from the spotlight. She expects to give the child a private life until he or she can decide otherwise over the years.
She added: “I hope that you will respect my new family with our privacy in a time which should be calm and without anxiety. I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won’t have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that.”
The star is also asking fans not to criticize her while pregnant to help prevent unnecessary stress, saying: “I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while.
Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing: daunting, new and worrying at times and I don’t want to add to it by having to ‘look’ a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant of with my child.
I wasn’t raised like that and I don’t want my child to be. I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life.”
Despite wishing to take some time off to care for her baby – whose due date is still unknown – she expects to make a triumphant return soon.
“I am grateful for your understanding and promise to return fully fledged when I have this moment of solitude and new life. I am beyond happy about it,” Faith stated.