‘They’d hate that’: Tamzin Outhwaite, 50, reveals her daughters WON’T let her marry her toyboy, 29, as she sheds light on co-parenting with ex Tom Ellis and approaching menopause
Tamzin Outhwaite has admitted her daughters won’t let her marry her toyboy Tom Child.
In a new interview, the former EastEnders actress, 50, explained that while Florence, 12, and Marnie, eight, have a close relationship with the producer, 29, her mini-mes ‘don’t like the idea’ of the couple taking their relationship to the next level.
The soap star also shed light on approaching menopause and co-parenting with her California-based ex-husband Tom Ellis as she admitted she’s been left to raise her kids with her nanny due to travel restrictions.
‘They’d hate that’: Tamzin Outhwaite, 50, has admitted her daughters won’t let her marry her toyboy Tom Child, 29
Detailing her girls’ opinions on marriage, the thespian shared: ‘They always say, ”You two are not getting married”. They don’t like the idea of it, but that’s fine because we’re not desperate to do it. I feel like I’ve done it so I’m not that bothered really.
‘My daughters were excited by him moving in, but they wouldn’t like us to get married — they’d hate that. It’s a very liberating place to be when you don’t need to get married and you don’t need to have kids.’
The media personality went on to gush about her ‘very supportive’ partner, who she’s been dating for over two years.
‘I’ve done it so I’m not bothered really’: The EastEnders actress explained that Florence, 12, and Marnie, eight, ‘don’t like the idea’ of the couple taking their relationship to the next level
Split: Tamzin and Tom Ellis, 41, tied the knot in 2006 and divorced eight years later after he reportedly cheated on her with Lost’s Emilie de Ravin (pictured in 2010)
Tamzin and actor Ellis, 41, tied the knot in 2006 and divorced eight years later after he reportedly cheated on her with Lost’s Emilie de Ravin.
The Ilford native credited her children’s longtime nanny for helping her look after Florence and Marnie as she said to The Sun’s Fabulous magazine: ‘She’s really who I’m co-parenting with and have done for a very long time. She’s like the sensible head. I can go to her with pretty much anything and she knows them so well.’
Elsewhere in the discussion, the New Tricks star confessed she fears being a ‘horrifically hormonal’ mother to her children as she’s beginning to experience symptoms of the menopause, including insomnia and ‘sparks of fiery rage’.
‘She’s really who I’m co-parenting with’: The soap star also shed light on her relationship with her California-based ex as she admitted she’s been left to raise her kids with her nanny
Moving on: Actor Tom married Meaghan Oppenheimer in June 2019 (pictured in July 2019)
Tamzin added that she wants to ‘be a nice person’ when she officially reaches that period, and praised her YouTube comedy series Dun Breedin’ for helping her come to terms with the change in her life.
During the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown, the blonde – like many other celebrities – put on weight.
Since then, the presenter managed to shift the one stone she gained as she cut out alcohol, dairy and meat from her diet and headed to The Body Camp for a 31-day fitness challenge.
Candid: The New Tricks star confessed she fears being a ‘horrifically hormonal’ mother to her children as she’s beginning to experience symptoms of the menopause (pictured in October)
WHAT IS THE MENOPAUSE AND HOW CAN YOU DELAY IT?
Menopause is defined as the changes a woman goes through just before and after she stops her periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Some women go through this time with few, if any, symptoms, around 60 percent experience symptoms resulting in behavioural changes and one in four will suffer severely.
Common symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness leading to discomfort during sex, disrupted sleep, decreased sex drive, problems with memory and concentration and mood swings.
Last year, a fertility doctor revealed women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they are.
The surgical procedure, devised by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF, sees tissue from the ovaries, thawed, and then transplanted back into the armpit.
It also has the potential to extend fertility – though doctors say the aim is to postpone the menopause rather than give women the chance to have babies into their 60s.
Ovarian grafting, or ovarian tissue cyropreservation, involves taking healthy tissue from a woman’s ovaries to delay the onset of menopause.
The 30-minute operation, available privately in the UK, sees a surgeon take healthy cells from the woman’s ovary and freeze them in conditions of -150C.
Whenever the patient wants, they can be thawed and reinserted through the armpit.
When the ovarian tissue starts to function it produces hormones that prevent menopause from happening.