Abbey Clancy EXCLUSIVE: 'The two boys will grow up like twins!' Model on life as a mother-of-four, 'working mum guilt' and why she's not focusing on getting 'back in shape'

She is a successful model and television presenter who recently welcomed her fourth child with her footballer husband Peter Crouch.

And Abbey Clancy has candidly discussed her new life as a mum-of-four, why she's not focused on snapping 'back into shape' and show she juggles her career and motherhood in an exclusive interview with MailOnline.

The Britain's Next Top Model star, 33 - who is supporting the Sainsbury's 150th anniversary celebrations- is a proud new mother to son Jack, now 10 weeks old, who arrived just 17 months after his elder brother Johnny.

Wow: Abbey Clancy has candidly discussed her new life as a mum-of-four, why she's not focused on snapping 'back into shape' and show she juggles her career and motherhood in an exclusive interview with MailOnline (pictured July 2019)

Wow: Abbey Clancy has candidly discussed her new life as a mum-of-four, why she's not focused on snapping 'back into shape' and show she juggles her career and motherhood in an exclusive interview with MailOnline (pictured July 2019)

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New arrival: The Britain's Next Top Model star, 33 - who is supporting the Sainsbury's 150th anniversary celebrations- is a proud new mother to son Jack, now 10 weeks old, who arrived just 17 months after his elder brother Johnny

New arrival: The Britain's Next Top Model star, 33 - who is supporting the Sainsbury's 150th anniversary celebrations- is a proud new mother to son Jack, now 10 weeks old, who arrived just 17 months after his elder brother Johnny

Speaking about her new arrival, the model said: 'It was a bit of a surprise when we found out but I feel so lucky to have them and the age gap is actually great because the two little boys are going to grow up like twins basically.

'They're only a year apart and I was one of four so it doesn't seem too unnatural to me.

'It’s great, he's fitted in really well with the family, the dynamic is great, all the others love him, there's been no jealousy.'

With the arrival of Jack in June, Abbey and Peter are now proud parents of four, including daughters Sophia, eight, and Liberty, four.

Baby boy: Speaking about her new arrival, the model said: 'It was a bit of a surprise when we found out but I feel so lucky to have them and the age gap is actually great because the two little boys are going to grow up like twins basically'

Baby boy: Speaking about her new arrival, the model said: 'It was a bit of a surprise when we found out but I feel so lucky to have them and the age gap is actually great because the two little boys are going to grow up like twins basically'

Brood: With the arrival of Jack in June, Abbey and Peter are now proud parents of four, including daughters Sophia, eight, and Liberty, four

Brood: With the arrival of Jack in June, Abbey and Peter are now proud parents of four, including daughters Sophia, eight, and Liberty, four

Admitting it had been 'tough' keeping her brood entertained over the summer holidays, the star added: 'It's busy but it's great. Getting out of the house with four of them everyday and trying to think of new ideas is quite tough.'

Abbey juggles a busy modelling and television career with motherhood and family life, with the star revealing she often struggles with working mum guilt.   

She said: 'It is a juggling act, it is hard at times, that's probably where I don't do as well as I should. I'm still trying to figure out how to balance work and motherhood and not feel guilty about going back to work

'I think it’s natural for mums to do that. There's days you don't think you're doing a good job because it's hard, you're tired, you have to go through it without thinking about it really. 

Devoted mum: Abbey juggles a busy modelling and television career with motherhood and family life, with the star revealing she often struggles with working mum guilt (pictured November 2018)

 Devoted mum: Abbey juggles a busy modelling and television career with motherhood and family life, with the star revealing she often struggles with working mum guilt (pictured November 2018)

'You've gotta do it and the key thing is to not beat yourself up or think you're not doing well.' 

The star has stunned her followers by revealing her svelte physique less than three months after giving birth, but Abbey said she refuses to put pressure on herself to get into shape. 

She said: 'I've been relaxed about getting back into shape this time because my baby's only 10 weeks old so my focus is on my family and the baby, giving your body time to recover. 

'It's a big ordeal giving birth, especially so close together. I'm just focusing on that, trying to get as much sleep as I can. Eating well is good for energy and feeling good in yourself rather than a weight issue.' 

Hot mama: The star has stunned her followers by revealing her svelte physique less than three months after giving birth, but Abbey said she refuses to put pressure on herself to get into shape (pictured at five months pregnant in February 2019)

Hot mama: The star has stunned her followers by revealing her svelte physique less than three months after giving birth, but Abbey said she refuses to put pressure on herself to get into shape (pictured at five months pregnant in February 2019)

Inspiration: Discussing her healthy lifestyle, the star added: 'I'm quite an active person, I'm always on the go, I don't sit down until I'm going to bed' (pictured on Wednesday)

Inspiration: Discussing her healthy lifestyle, the star added: 'I'm quite an active person, I'm always on the go, I don't sit down until I'm going to bed' (pictured on Wednesday)

Discussing her healthy lifestyle, the star added: 'I'm quite an active person, I'm always on the go, I don't sit down until I'm going to bed.

'I always eat healthy, being married to an athlete I'm always trying to eat fresh healthy meals as much as I can. I don't put pressure on myself to not have treats. 

'I just think you feel better if you eat healthier and you get sleep and rest and you're a better mum because you feel good and feel strong.'

With two babies under two, as well as their daughters, Abbey said her and Peter always make space for quality time together.    

Incredible: She said: 'I've been relaxed about getting back into shape this time because my baby's only 10 weeks old so my focus is on my family and the baby, giving your body time to recover'

Incredible: She said: 'I've been relaxed about getting back into shape this time because my baby's only 10 weeks old so my focus is on my family and the baby, giving your body time to recover'

She said: 'I think that it's really important because it can become a bit of a tag team of looking after kids, Pete has the girls and I'll have the babies. 

'You do become like taking shifts. It's nice to spend some time with each other. We're boring, we book to go to the cinema then cancel because we're too tired to go.

'He's just an incredible dad, he's completely hands-on, he does absolutely everything, he's great, I can't tell you how good he is, he gets involved with everything and he enjoys it as well. It's not a chore to him, he loves it.'  

And although the star is revelling in her new life as a mother-of-four, she is adamant that Jack will be the final addition to their family. 

Dates: With two babies under two, as well as their daughters, Abbey said her and Peter always make space for quality time together (picture June 2019)

Dates: With two babies under two, as well as their daughters, Abbey said her and Peter always make space for quality time together (picture June 2019)

She said: 'No, definitely no more kids, I think it's great as we are, we’re getting a mini bus because we can barely get in a car!'

Abbey's latest project sees her joining forces with supermarket Sainsbury's in support of their 150th anniversary - which will be marked with 150 days of Community celebrations.

The 2013 Strictly Come Dancing champion surprised people at a Strictly themed party in one of the supermarket's stores in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire.

Loneliness among the elderly is an increasing problem, with the store bringing customers together and treating them to a performance with ex Strictly professional Ola Jordan. 

Latest project: Abbey's latest project sees her joining forces with supermarket Sainsbury's in support of their 150th anniversary - which will be marked with 150 days of Community celebrations - including a Strictly themed party

Latest project: Abbey's latest project sees her joining forces with supermarket Sainsbury's in support of their 150th anniversary - which will be marked with 150 days of Community celebrations - including a Strictly themed party 

Dance sensation: The 2013 Strictly Come Dancing champion surprised people at a Strictly themed party in a Sainsbury's store  in honour of their 150th anniversary

Dance sensation: The 2013 Strictly Come Dancing champion surprised people at a Strictly themed party in a Sainsbury's store  in honour of their 150th anniversary 

Dancefloor sensations: Lending her support: Abbey said: 'Obviously with the Strictly connection, I love to dance and I'm from a big family and I was shocked that about the facts about loneliness and that the elderly community can be forgotten about'

Dancefloor sensations: Lending her support: Abbey said: 'Obviously with the Strictly connection, I love to dance and I'm from a big family and I was shocked that about the facts about loneliness and that the elderly community can be forgotten about'

Abbey said: 'Obviously with the Strictly connection, I love to dance and I'm from a big family and I was shocked that about the facts about loneliness and that the elderly community can be forgotten about

It's a problem that's happening throughout the UK, it just really upset me and if I can get there for the day, get the elderly people together, give them a great day, give them a party with a Strictly professional. I thought it was a lovely thing to do 

'I think the elderly community are going to be really excited and surprised to be with a professional Strictly dancer.

'I'll be there to help them along, I'll be in the same boat!'

Dance dance: Loneliness among the elderly is an increasing problem, with the store bringing customers together and treating them to a performance with ex Strictly professional Ola Jordan

Dance dance: Loneliness among the elderly is an increasing problem, with the store bringing customers together and treating them to a performance with ex Strictly professional Ola Jordan

She added: 'I think the elderly community are going to be really excited and surprised to be with a professional Strictly dancer. 'I'll be there to help them along, I'll be in the same boat!'

She added: 'I think the elderly community are going to be really excited and surprised to be with a professional Strictly dancer. 'I'll be there to help them along, I'll be in the same boat!'

 

 

Abbey Clancy EXCLUSIVE: Model on life as a mother-of-four and 'working mum guilt'

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