Mel C's Daughter Gave Her Confidence

Mel C was surprised by how much her life changed when she had daughter Scarlet, now three, but says the little girl has made her a better person
Tuesday , 04 December 2012
Mel C's Daughter Gave Her Confidence
Mel C

Mel C credits her daughter for helping her to become "more confident and courageous".

The 38-year-old singer - who split from her three-year-old daughter Scarlet's father, Thomas Starr, earlier this year after 10 years with him - admits she experienced "difficult times" when she first became a mum, and is surprised at just how much her life has changed since giving birth.

She said: "I'm so much happier, more confident and courageous and it's all thanks to her.

"There were difficult times. In the middle of the night when she'd cry, then I'd start crying - but the rewards are fantastic.

"I knew when I got pregnant that things would never be the same again, but I didn't realise just how much things would change for me."

Mel admits she found it "really tough" being away from Scarlet on tour and while she always feels "guilty" when she is away from her little one, she admits work is like a break because she is "so exhausted" from looking after her daughter.

She told Britain's OK! magazine: "I had to go away for two weeks on tour. It was really tough. I don't want to do something like that again.

"Being a stay-at-home mum is probably the hardest job because it's so exhausting looking after children.

"Sometimes coming to work feels like a break! But when you go to work, you do have this guilt. It's hard".

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