Katie Piper has revealed she wants her baby daughter to play a very special role in her upcoming wedding. She wants her to walk her down the aisle! The mum-of-1 got engaged to her boyfriend James – and daughter Belle’s dad – at home on 5 December during a rather clever date night.
“Pretending we are going out for dinner!” she commented on her pre-engagement selfie. “Cooking 3 course meal, dressed in our best clothes- all taking place at our kitchen table! Parents night in/out #nobabysitterneeded.”
She now hopes her 10-month-old daughter will play a pivotal role in their nuptials. “We’ve been watching her trying to stand up and walk and saying it would be great if she could walk down the aisle with us,” she told the Sunday Mirror. “Plus I think it will be nice for Belle that we’ll all have the same surname as a family. I can’t wait for it all to be official.”
After getting engaged Katie headed to Mauritius for a festive holiday with baby Belle and 29 members of her and James’ family. And there’s one thing the new mum wasn’t worried about – her post-baby figure…
Katie admits she’s still a stone heavier than before she had Belle – but is unfazed by her new shape. “I needed elasticated waists at first and found it quite hard to lose weight,” she told Lorraine Kelly on her breakfast show. “I am probably still a stone heavier than I was before the baby.”
And there’s one person that will always help her with her body confidence, her charming fiance. “He said ‘you don’t look horrible’ and I would say ‘I hate you for saying that because I do,'” she said. “I would feel better slimmer, but you have to put things in perspective. I have a lovely healthy baby with a clean bill of health.”
On holiday Katie wasn’t worried about getting into a bikini. Posting a picture of herself reading to Belle on the beach, she commented: “Holidays a bit different with a baby now – no more sun bathing but it’s a new kind of fun just got to stop her eating all the sand!”
But a New Year health kick may be on the cards as Katie posted a close-up of her belly. “Result of two weeks of eating what I want!” she commented. “Mainly a dessert every night!!! Hard work and dedication undone! Back to the heathy regime once we arrive in UK!”