Ritchie Neville And Natasha Hamilton Discuss Telling The Children About Their Engagement

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NHWhen singer Ritchie Neville planned to ask fiancée Natasha Hamilton to marry him on a recent trip to Rome, not only did he ask her dad for permission but he also bypassed it with her 13-year-old son Josh.

“I told Josh, he was pretty excited. We were sat on the sofa and it was just me and him a couple of weeks before and I said: “If I tell you something, can you keep a secret? He was like: ‘Of course I can, mate. I told him and he said: “Yeah that’s cool.’ It was a typical teenage response.”

Aside from Josh and their daughter Ella Rose, 13 months, both he and Natasha had to let Natasha’s two other sons Harry, 10, and Alfie Riad, 5, in on the exciting news.

Natasha: We told them the day we got home and they were made up. Alfie kept saying: ‘Can I try your ring on, Mummy? It’s very pretty.

Ritchie: Harry’s face was a picture. He gasped and had the biggest smile! I won’t ever forget that moment.

N: I’m their mum, so if they see me happy, they’re happy. We have been through a lot as a family so it’s just about showing them how much you love and care for them. They absolutely adore Ritch. Alfie actually said to me: ‘How many times do you get married, Mummy?’ And I said: ‘Well your supposed to do it once, but sometimes it doesn’t work out like that, but Mummy and Ritch are going to get married and that’s it, we’re stuck with each other forever.

And although the marriage will make Ritchie officially the boys’ stepdad and make things more solidified, it is a role he already sees himself in.

“I already feel like I am, but I do think it solidifies it in some way. I think kids understand marriage so it makes it very much permanent, not that it isn’t anyway. The whole point of a wedding is to give all of yourself and say until I leave this earth, I will be with you.”

Source: OK! magazine  Issue: 1005  Date: November 3rd 2015  Photo: Rex

 

Natasha Hamilton Talks About Life As a Mum Of 4 and Why She Isn’t Ready For Son Josh To Join Social Media

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NEAtomic Kitten‘s Natasha Hamilton is no stranger to having a heavy workload and a busy schedule but the star says being a mum of 4 can sometimes be like a “military operation” if boyfriend Ritchie Neville is unable to be on hand to help out with their baby daughter Ella Rose, 7 months and her  three sons Josh, 12, Harry, 10, and Alfie Riad, 4.  Speaking to OK! magazine UK said:

If we’re both home, Ritchie drives Josh to the next village along from ours where he catches his bus to school, while I stay at home and get the others ready. Then I usually take Harry and Alfie to school while he looks after Ella. My life is a constant juggling act, depending on who has to be where and when.

I don’t know what I’d do without [Ritchie]. If he’s away for work then Josh always ends up being late for school, because managing all four of them in the morning on my own is a military operation!”

With Natasha soon to embarking on a tour with her Atomic Kitten bandmates it’ll mean that Ritchie will be left to hold the fort at home.

Every time I go away I get a call from Ritchie telling me all the things that are going wrong. Usually one of the kids is crying because they miss me, or the boys are arguing over a computer game. He’s brave but I think it’ll be a good bonding experience for them.

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