Celebrity Masterchef's Tina Malone: ‘I’m fit and healthy to have another baby at 53’
The 'Shameless' actress revealed her thoughts on having a second baby in her 50s
Shameless actress Tina Malone made headlines when she gave birth to her daughter Flame at the age of 50 – 33 years after having her first child.
Now at 53, Tina’s made even more headlines for a recent discussion on ITV’s Loose Women, where she revealed she’s ‘fit and healthy enough’ to have another baby.
The star, who’s currently appearing on Celebrity Masterchef, said that while becoming a mum-of-3 is something she’d consider – her 34-year-old husband Paul might need some convincing.
“The doctor told me I am fit and healthy enough to have another child,” Tina said.
“My husband says if I buy him an Aston Martin, I can have another one.
"I told him I’d want triplets for that!”
But Tina also revealed it’s not a decision she’d take lightly, given the realities of parenting young children.
'I’ve got to be honest, it’s a big debate…
“People speak about the sleepless nights - sometimes I wake up and wait for her [2-year-old Flame] to wake up at 2 in the morning.”
Tina became pregnant with Flame after IVF treatment – and has spoken openly about choosing to conceive in her late 40s and her decision to use donor eggs.
She told This Morning just after her baby was born:
“I’m not saying you should run out at 50 and get pregnant, but we should encourage debate on older women who are now more successful in the workplace, more educated, can make better choices with men and relationships.
“Why shouldn’t you have the opportunities in your 40s to go for IVF, either with your own eggs or egg donation?"
We think it’s great that Tina’s getting this debate going.
It'd also be pretty cool for little Flame to have a sibling who's close in age – but what do you think?
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Images: Twitter / Loose Women
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