PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 18:00, Fri, Oct 16, 2020
Former BBC Breakfast star Steph McGovern, 38, shares an 11-month-old daughter with her partner, a BBC executive, whose identity is unknown. Addressing why she tends to keep her personal life away from the cameras, she said she tries her best to lead a normal life.
I've never officially come out
She said: "It's not like I'm ashamed of anything in my life.
“It's more a case of, 'I'm trying to lead as normal a life as I can’.”
Steph went on to say her sexuality has never been a problem and that most of her colleagues knew her partner is a female.
“I just want to do my job and I know that my job comes under certain scrutiny, and profile," Steph continued in an interview with Suzi Ruffell on her podcast Called Out.
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Steph McGovern discussed why she prefers to keep her private life away from the cameras (Image: CHANNEL4•GETTY)
Steph McGovern shares a daughter with her partner, whose identity is unknown (Image: CHANNEL4)
“I just think that the less I talk about my private life, the less I can be asked about it.”
It is not known how long Steph has been with her partner, however she announced they had welcomed their first child together back in November.
At the time, she tweeted: “Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter!
“Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up.
Steph McGovern said she 'never officially come out' as she discussed her personal life (Image: GETTY)