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Exclusive! Imogen Thomas Opens Up To Mother&Baby: ‘It Used To Be All About Me, Now It’s All About Her’

We caught up with the former model and reality star to talk exclusively about her new baby range and how becoming a mum has really changed her.

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience – it opens your eyes to the world in a whole new way and former model and reality star Imogen Thomas, mum to Ariana Siena, is no exception.

Talking exclusively to Jennifer Read-Dominguez from Mother&Baby, Imogen says, ‘Being a full time mum is my job now and my priorities have changed massively.  I know a lot of people would never admit to it but I used to crave [fame] but I don’t crave it anymore – everything just changes when you become a mum.'

But Imogen insists she doesn’t want to just be seen as a full time mum – she has managed to reclaim her work/ life balance (without a nanny).

‘There’s a lot more to me than just being a mum – I want to be seen as a businesswoman now,’ says the 31-year-old.  ‘But I have no idea how I’m doing it – I have not stopped working and I don’t have a nanny so [Ariana’s] with me every single day and no one really knows [that I’m launching a baby range] yet but I seem to be juggling everything okay.’

‘Becoming a mum really has changed me'

‘Obviously my daughter comes first now,’ says the brunette beauty.   ‘I come second, [my partner] Adam comes second too – it’s all about her now.   I give Ariana a lot of attention, not because I have to but because I really want to.’

‘Becoming a mum really has changed me,’ continues the mum-of-one.  ‘Being a mum has made me want to do more in work and at home – I don’t have a nanny and there’s a reason for that, I think I’d get jealous and be really put out if Ariana went to the nanny instead of me, I just want to be with her every single day.’

Imogen takes a selfie with Jen at Mother&Baby's Big Heart Awards

 ‘I gave up the whole modeling thing a long time ago and becoming a mum has given me something else to focus on other than myself,’ says Imogen.  ‘My little girl has inspired my new online baby boutique – it’s called Aribella – I got the name Ari from Ariana and Bella from my niece.’

‘Ariana always gets comments on how she’s dressed and has actually been the little model [for my collection] – I’m just focusing on girls clothes right now with a lot of A-line dresses and bows because I want to concentrate on something that I really know but I’m hoping to launch a boys collection next year.’

Imogen Thomas’ beautiful baby brand Aribella is due to launch this September – look out for the Mother&Baby exclusive sneak peak coming soon...

Did becoming a mum affect your attitude to work? Let us know in the comment box below.

 
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