Gemma Collins on Dancing On Ice and baby plans: "Arg is the one that keeps going on to me about having a baby!"
GEMMA COLLINS TALKS BABY PLANS AND WHY JENNIFER ANISTON MADE HER CRY
She left Dancing On Ice with a smile on her face and two and a half stone lighter. And Gemma joined us to talk about starting a family with boyfriend James 'Arg' Argent.
“I was told I needed to lose weight, that was why I agreed to doing Dancing On Ice, because it was going to help me long-term,' she said. “I’ve definitely struggled with it [questions about having children]. A lot of my friends that I’ve been on TOWIE with have all gone on to have children and it’s just, everyone’s always like, ‘When are you going to have a baby?’ I did have a few problems and did feel kind of, not fully whole, as a woman. Because it was, ‘Oh my god I can’t have children, people are going to look down on me'.”
Gemma revealed she'd need some help to get pregnant but it will be possible despite first being told she'd struggle. “They just said I need to lose weight, they will put me on a drug called Clomid and we will start the process. That is something I’ll be looking to do at the end of the year," she explained.
“Regarding Jennifer Aniston, she spoke out this year and she said, ‘Do not define me as a woman just because I haven’t had children’. When I heard that I cried. I had a cup of tea indoors, I had a couple of Rich Tea biscuits and I thought, ‘Do you know what, you’ve made me feel today, totally OK about myself and where I am in my life.’”
Speaking of her plans to have children, Gemma said: “Arg is the one that keeps going on to me about it. It’s like, ‘Come on Gem’. Then he says, ‘I would like to be married first’. I’m like, ‘Arg, just go and get that yellow diamond and let’s get things moving’. We’re definitely going to marry. We will marry. He wants to do it all properly.”
Gemma added: “Jennifer Aniston has given me the courage to go, ‘Do you know what, if I don’t have a child until I’m 40-years-old, that’s OK’. If I look that good at 50 I’m not worried about a thing.”
Of not trying for a baby yet, Gemma said: “When I have my child, I want to give it my all. At the minute I’ve been very busy with my career. I want, when that baby’s born, to love it so much I will never want to let it go. It gets me emotional talking about it. I want to give my life to that child. At the minute, I don’t know where I am from one day to the next. I really want to be in a position where I’m 100% settled. We’re in the process of moving at the moment. I just want a bit of calm in my life to be the best mum I can be.
“Arg is doing amazing. He is doing so well. We did say we’ll give it a year, to make sure he stays in this great place. He’s so good with children.”
Watch the video to see Gemma talk Dancing On Ice and more.