‘I would love to have 20 KIDS'

WOMAN'S OWN|June 22, 2020

‘I would love to have 20 KIDS'
Jennie McAlpine reveals she often feels bad about juggling Coronation Street with her two children – but still wants more!
HAYLEY MINN, SELINA MAYCOCK.

Jennie McAlpine has grown up in front of our eyes, having joined Coronation Street as Fiz Brown when she was just 17 years old in 2001.

These days, the 36-year-old actor’s life is all about her two children, Albert, five, and 20-month-old Hilda. And, in an interview that took place prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Jennie chatted to Woman’s Own about her and husband Chris Farr’s chaotic life at home with the kids, why she feels guilty about having continued to work full-time since being a mum and why she won’t say no to more children.

Hi, Jennie. How is life as a mum?

It’s the best job in the world. Now Hilda’s come along I realise how easy it was having just one baby. It’s pretty chaotic, but fun.

What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt to do differently now that you have a second child? Organisation! I’m not sure I’m brilliant at it but I’m getting there – it’s a work in progress.

Do your children have many sibling similarities?

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June 22, 2020