Alesha Dixon is set to offer her daughters as comfortable a childhood as attainable after witnessing her mom turn into a sufferer of home violence.
The Britain’s Obtained Expertise star has been vocal about her experiences of witnessing the abuse her mom suffered by the hands of a boyfriend.
Alesha was between eight and 10 years outdated on the time of the assaults, however says the interval in her life has made her a greater mum, ‘shaping’ who she is.
“I wish to be certain that my kids are by no means uncovered to issues that I noticed,” she defined to Alice Liveing on the Give Me Energy podcast.
“I would like them to develop up feeling very safe, as a result of I grew up feeling very insecure.”
Alesha added she had “quite a lot of love” round her as a toddler and didn’t have a nasty childhood, regardless of what she witnessed.
The singer, who discovered fame in early 00s band Mis-Teeq, is now fortunately married to choreographer Azuka Ononye, and collectively they’ve two daughters – Azura, seven, and Anaya, 20 months.
She has since used her platform to make clear home violence and its lasting affect, internet hosting home violence documentary Don’t Hit My Mum in 2010.
Talking about life as a mum, Alesha beforehand advised The Mirror: “Being a mum has made me a greater individual as a result of I’m at all times aware of my behaviour.
“Clearly, there may be nonetheless a rebellious aspect in me and I’m younger at coronary heart, however for probably the most half I’m fairly wise.
“My kids hold me grounded. All the pieces I’m doing now’s to verify they’ve an ideal future and to guard them.”
“Typically I discover myself begging for a cuddle,” she added, when requested about her favorite factor about motherhood.
“There may be nothing nicer than once they dive on you and so they simply squeeze you so tightly and you are feeling that love. You overlook in regards to the lack of sleep, the screaming and tantrums. They’re one of the best.”
Alesha’s feedback come as Britain’s Obtained Expertise takes a yr off the air.
The presenter has been a decide on the competitors collection since 2012, and at present stars alongside David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.
It’s believed the present will begin filming once more in January 2022.
Within the meantime, she will probably be heading Down Underneath to hitch the judging panel of Australia’s Obtained Expertise, becoming a member of Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Ritchie, Shane Jacobson and Ricki Lee.