Jodie Kidd EXCLUSIVE: Model admits modern pressures on mothers to be successful at work and have the perfect family are ‘absolute rubbish’
She’s combined her modelling career with raising her son Indio, seven.
But Jodie Kidd has admitted that the pressures placed on mothers to juggle work and family life are unrealistic and ‘absolute rubbish’.
Mum’s the word: Jodie Kidd has admitted that the pressures placed on mothers to juggle work and family life are unrealistic and ‘absolute rubbish’ (pictured with her son Indio, seven)
Jodie spoke about parenting with Andi, and admitted it’s expectations and interference from others, when asked what the worst parts about being a mother are.
‘The expectations of being “a good mum”. It’s a weird expectation of running a business, being a wonderful mother and having the perfect family, which is all absolute rubbish,’ she admitted.
‘You have people looking down going “really, you’re not doing that, you’re not taking him to tennis.” No I don’t have any blinking time!”
Having her say: The model who has recently swapped London life to run a Gastropub in West Sussex, spoke out on episode three of the new Refuse to Snooze podcast with Andi Peters
Overall though, the star gushed that becoming a mother after years of modelling rebalanced her life.
‘I came from an industry which is quite vain and self-centered and then suddenly you bring this little person into the world and everything shifts and everything makes sense, you go “Ah this is why we’re here.”‘
‘Everything is about that little person and not about you. It was a massive positive in every single aspect of my life,’ she added.
Her boy: Jodie spoke about parenting with Andi, and admitted it’s expectations and interference from others, when asked what the worst part about being a mother is
Jodie explained that she’s enjoying a quieter life outside of London and the party scene which she used to frequent. She said, ‘I decided to retreat back to the countryside and stop being in the public eye so much. I just come back in for the things that really mean a lot.’
While Indio is the main man in her life, Jodie is also in a relationship with former Royal Marine turned creative agency exec beau Joseph Bates.
They made their first public appearance at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, but the couple have since denied reports they are engaged.
The model first married internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler in 2005 after a year of romance, but the pair split after 18 months.
Happiness: Overall though, the star gushed that becoming a mother after years of modelling rebalanced her life
She then embarked on a relationship with Argentinian polo player Andrea Vianini, and the pair welcomed Indio together in 2011, before parting ways two years later.
The blonde went on to tie the knot with author David Blakeley in 2014, but the marriage was collapsed in just four months.
The Refuse to Snooze podcast is a five-part series, each consisting of 9-minutes of fast-paced discussion designed to replace the snooze button, which experts identified as being harmful to the UK’s physical and mental health.
Instead of falling into sleep inertia, listeners are encouraged to wake up with Peters and guests discussing everything from careers and motivation to relationships and parenting.
Listen to Jodie’s episode from Monday April 22 at 6:30am.
Romance: While Indio is the main man in her life, Jodie is also in a relationship with former Royal Marine turned creative agency exec beau Joseph Bates