Strictly Come Dancing 2017 finalist Gemma Atkinson, 34, and Gorka Marquez, 29, introduced their daughter Mia to the world back in July; their first child together.
In a rare interview, the actress admitted she didn’t see children in her future, but said her mindset changed after meeting the pro.
Speaking to Giovanna Fletcher, 34, on her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, she joked she always thought she’d be “40-odd with six or seven dogs”.
Presenter Giovanna, who has two children with McFly star Tom Fletcher, asked Gemma if she ever thought of herself as a mum.
I’d just always imagined that I’d be 40-odd with six or seven dogs
The latter explained her sister Nina, a mother-of-three, was always the “mumsy” one out of the pair while she would be out “causing havoc”.
She added: “It’s probably going to sound really bad but I never - not that I didn’t want children - like I said, my sister’s got three, my two best friends have got two babies each so I’ve grown up around babies.
“But until I met Gorka, I couldn’t picture myself with a family with anybody because the relationships that I had previously weren’t stable enough for me to even consider having a child.
“I’d just always imagined that I’d be 40-odd with six or seven dogs and I’d be fine with it.
“I just - when I met Gorka, something changed in me and I thought, ‘Ooh there’s a softer side of me’.”
Gemma and Gorka