‘I loved lockdown with her and having that time together’: Pregnant Rebecca Adlington says she enjoyed time with her ex, his partner and her beau as they got to be with daughter Summer
Rebecca Adlington has revealed she ‘loved’ spending lockdown with her family as it meant they all got to spend lots of time with her daughter, Summer.
During the past six months, the pregnant Olympian has shared updates into her time spent with ex Harry Needs, his partner Michael Gunning, 26, and her beau Andrew Parsons, 30.
The former professional swimmer, 31, also discussed how excited her five-year-old is to become a big sister and how she’s been keeping healthy during her pregnancy.
Family: Rebecca Adlington has said she ‘loved’ lockdown with her ex Harry Needs, 28, his new partner Michael Gunning, 26, and her beau Andrew Parsons, 30, as they all got to spend lots of time with her daughter Summer, five
Rebecca told The Sun: ‘We are so on board when it comes to Summer… I loved lockdown with her and having that time together.’
She added: ‘It was hard at times, don’t get me wrong, but I look at it now and think we’ll never get that time back and it was the situation we are in. And Summer didn’t know any different.’
During lockdown the blended family spent lots of time with each other, although Rebecca has denied they lived together and has even used hashtags on Instagram group snaps to clarify this.
Explaining the situation, Rebecca previously told HELLO! that Summer spends three days with Harry and then three days wither her.
Expecting: The Olympian, 31, is currently pregnant with her second child, a boy, which will be her first baby with Andrew
She said: ‘We have co-parented really well and found our routine. She gets the best of both worlds!’
Although both moving on with new partners, Rebecca and Harry have remained pals and now focus on their daughter who is their ‘main priority’.
The pair even joked that they play a ‘good cop, bad cop’ routine sometimes, with Rebecca surprising their family when she turned out to be the more lenient parent.
Rebecca also supported her ex Harry – who she split from in 2016 – when he came out as bisexual on Father’s Day this year.
Harry explained how he hadn’t spoken about his sexuality with his now ex-wife when they were married and only told her once they were friends.
He said: ‘I never felt I deceived her, because I loved her and, like I already said, I never had the time to discover my full sexuality.’
All together: The swimmer shared several glimpses into the family’s lockdown and snaps of them all together (pictured Summer, Harry, Micheal, Andrew and Rebecca)
During lockdown, Rebecca and Andrew have been having work done on their home to add an extension meaning they haven’t always had a fully functioning kitchen.
This has made sticking to a healthy diet a little more tricky than usual, but Rebecca said she’s made sure to make time to work out.
She revealed that keeping fit was also important as she put on ‘around four stone’ when pregnant with Summer, adding that much of this was water weight.
Pregnant Rebecca also discussed how her little girl is adapting to the idea of becoming a big sister.
She said that the youngster has been very attentive to her and loves feeling her growing bump each day, as well as showing her sibling some love with a kiss.
The doting mother added that Summer is very excited for the baby to be born and keeps asking when her brother will arrive.
Promotion! Rebecca announced she was pregnant in September, and she shared an adorable snap of daughter Summer holding the sonogram and wearing a ‘Promoted To Big Sister’ top
Rebecca explained how she’s had to tell her five-year-old that the tot will be born after Christmas but before they start celebrating Easter.
Rebecca recently revealed that her second child, and first with Andrew, is a boy.
She told HELLO!: ‘He was on his back with his legs wide open showing us his full package. I couldn’t stop laughing. It was such a funny, joyous moment.’
Harry and Rebecca split in 2016 after 18 months of marriage, and Rebecca went onto reveal she was dating property manager Andrew Parsons in 2018.
She first confirmed her romance with Andrew in December 2018, marking her first relationship since her divorce from Harry two years earlier.
Harry came out as bisexual in June this year, and told BBC News that he entered into a relationship with another man in 2019 and said he didn’t feel he could truly say he was bisexual until this happened.
Blended family: Rebecca and ex-husband Harry married in 2014, welcoming Summer in 2015. They split, however, in 2016