‘There’s something comical about having five blokes’: Sophie Ellis-Bextor hasn’t ruled out ‘wacky’ idea of having a SIXTH child – but insists she isn’t bothered about having a girl
Sophie Ellis-Bextor says ‘never say never’ when it comes to expanding her family.
The singer, 41, shares five sons – Sonny, 16, Kit, 11, Ray, eight, Jesse, five, and 22-month-old Mickey – with her The Feeling star husband Richard Jones.
But in a new interview she says while it would be a ‘wacky’ idea, she hasn’t ruled out trying for number six.
‘Wacky idea’: Mum of five boys Sophie Ellis-Bextor says ‘never say never’ when it comes to expanding her family
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, she said: ‘The idea of number six is absolutely wacky and I suspect it won’t happen but it’s a never say never kind of thing.’
She added that she feels she’s had the chance to experience a whole ‘spectrum’ of personalities thanks to her large brood, explaining:
‘But the nice thing is that when you have a big family is you get this sort of spectrum really and you have basically created a tiny little society and kids are quite canny, kids will sort of find something that can be their own and then sort of go headlong into that.’
‘I feel like across the board I’ve kind of got most things ticked really in terms of personalities and interests and all of that stuff.’
Family: The singer, 41, shares five sons- Sonny, 16, Kit, 11, Ray, eight, Jesse, five, and 22-month-old Mickey – with her The Feeling star husband Richard Jones
After becoming a mother to her first two sons, Sophie revealed she has regularly been asked if she wants to have a girl, but she is adamant that she has never been bothered about having a girl in her family.
The singer pointed out that the questions about having a daughter are disrespectful to her sons and intrusive, and declared she wouldn’t change her family for the world.
She said: ‘Ever since I had two boys I’ve always said the best thing about having a girl would be that people would stop asking me if I’m trying to have a girl.
‘Actually, when I was pregnant with my fifth, I thought, ‘I really hope it is a boy, actually,’ because I didn’t really like the idea of having a girl and everybody going, ‘Oh you finally got your girl,’ and I’d have to keep going, ‘I wasn’t trying to have a girl!’
Boy mum: After becoming a mother to her first two sons, Sophie revealed she has regularly asked since if she wants to have a girl,
‘In a way I was quite relieved and also there’s something quite comical about having five blokes, to me, that’s quite funny. It still makes me laugh.
‘The last one I would want is any of my children thinking I wanted them to be anything other than who they are. I have five very different people and, yes, they all happen to be male but that’s literally the tip of the iceberg.’
The star has been keeping the nation entertained during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns with her Kitchen Discos, where she performs a medley of her songs with her family dancing along.
The home performances inspired Sophie’s greatest hits album ‘Songs from the Kitchen Disco’ which features her hit singles and a host of covers.
Over the summer, she also celebrated the 20th anniversary of her hit single Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) with Spiller.
Nation’s sweetheard: The star has been keeping the nation entertained during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns with her Kitchen Discos