Peaches Geldof exclusively reveals to HELLO! that she has cause to celebrate. The 23-year-old journalist and presenter, who married singer and musician Thomas Cohen in September, in the grounds of her rock legend father Sir Bob Geldof’s home in Kent, is three-and-a-half months pregnant with her second child – a little boy whom she will name Phaedra.
"It's a name that comes from an ancient Greek play," Peaches tells us. "But it also features in a song Tom and I both love called Some Velvet Morning by Lee Hazlewood. Finding out I was pregnant again so soon was quite a shock," she confesses.
"Tom was so happy. He loves being a dad so much and is brilliant with Astala, who totally adores him, so he was over the moon. I, on the other hand, did have a momentary panic and go, 'Oh my God, we're going to have a one-year-old and a one-month-old! How will we cope?' But Tom was so supportive and relaxed, it banished my doubts and I started imagining the two boys growing up together as the best of friends. It will be great for Astala to have Phaedra to play with.
"There's a similar age difference between myself and my sister [22-year-old model and singer] Pixie and we've always been very close," says Peaches, who also has an elder sister, Fifi, 29, and little sister Tiger, 16. "Astal'’s such a happy, sociable little boy, I think he will adore having a sibling."
Peaches, who feared she might never have children of her own, having been diagnosed as a teenager having suffered an ectopic pregnancy years ago, at first didn't notice any signs of pregnancy.
"When I was pregnant with Astala I had a condition called Hyperemesis gravidarum, which meant I was sick all day, every day, for five months, but this time round it was just on two occasions and very mildly, so I didn't clock what was going on.
"What made me take a test was that I started getting a pregnancy tummy – I already have a very noticeable bump. When the test came up positive, Tom remembered that I'd been craving these particular sour sweets, which I've only ever eaten when I've been pregnant. He said, 'How could we not have guessed?'"
Read the full story in this week's HELLO! magazine, issue 1252, on sale now.
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