Rebecca Ferguson is an X-Factor UK star who endured embarrassment and pain during her recent pregnancy. She is opening up for the first time about why.
Hello! reports that Ferguson gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Arabella just two weeks ago, but she adds that her relationship with her baby’s father ended when she told him she was pregnant. That was when he announced that he already had another girlfriend.
“On the outside everyone must have thought everything was rosy at home,” she said during her interview. “I kept a smile on my face and kept all my feelings inside because I had this awful feeling of shame, but I was heartbroken.
“I was fuming when I found out, I was so angry. The way I was treated was wrong. I think some people think you’re devastated because you want the man, but it’s not that. It’s devastating for a woman because it’s a normal thing for your child to be wanted,” she said.
Congratulations @RebeccaFMusic on the arrival of beautiful baby Arabella! pic.twitter.com/xARAbN0FiC
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But Rebecca, who once dated One Direction’s Zayn Malik, adds, she doesn’t harbor any bitterness or ill will against her ex, and she even wants to thank him for her ‘gift from God’.
“I don’t hold any hate towards him,” she said. “He wasn’t ready to be a dad and that’s up to him. I’m not in his shoes and I can’t force him. I’m happy with his decision now and I wish him and his partner well.”
Rather than viewing herself as a victim of misfortune, Rebecca Ferguson became proactive during her pregnancy instead. She set up a website for single mothers to chat with one another, noting that she needed that support herself, so she figured others did as well.
Karl Dures, the father of Rebecca Ferguson’s two older children, came to her aid like a true gentleman, too. Even though the two are only involved in a platonic relationship these days, he has offered to raise her new baby as his own.
“Karl has been a huge support, we’re really good friends. He was there for the birth and he has offered to adopt her and be her dad too. He has given her his name, which is lovely, so she will be the same as the other kids,” Rebecca said.
Only in the UK will women find knights in shining armor. How wonderful for Rebecca Ferguson that she has this friend to help raise her daughter. Hopefully custody laws aren’t in the UK the way they are in America, however. Because here, if the baby’s new ‘father’ were to remarry, his new wife could have a hand in raising Arabella, too.
What do you think about Rebecca Ferguson’s situation with her new baby?