‘Nelly gets her fussiness from me!'
New UK|April 05, 2021
The Mummy Diaries star Billie Shepherd on parenting in lockdown, renewing her vows and renovating her dream home
EMILY WHITWAM

It’s been a tough few months for Billie Shepherd. She heartbreakingly lost her nanny Wendy the week before she was forced to leave Dancing On Ice due to a head injury. Then, just moments after we gave The Mummy Diaries star a call for a catch-up, she received even more devastating news that her grandad Mick had passed away from cancer.

Thankfully, the 31-year-old has husband Greg, 36, by her side, and the couple share daughter Nelly, six, and son Arthur, four.

When we chat with Billie over Zoom about her spring children’s range with George, she also reveals she’s keen to re-enact her magical Maldives wedding, which took place in 2019.

“We’d like to renew our vows,” Billie reveals. “Greg just needs any excuse for a party – he says we should do it in five years!”

Here, the former TOWIE star opens up about motherhood, her home renovation plans and how devastated she was at having to pull out of DOI...

Hi Billie. Firstly, tell us what you love most about being a mum…

How much happiness and joy the kids bring to your lives. It’s so weird, I can’t even think of what I did before I was a mum. Children rely on you so much. I love being there for them and making them happy. I love watching them grow and seeing them do cute things. Being a mum is just the most rewarding feeling in the world. It’s a juggle with work, but the kids are always my priority.

Nelly is just hilarious – does she get her humour from you?

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