Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton quiet shy reserved not any more - Fearne Cotton insists she doesn’t care less what people think of her.

Babies Boobs and Bums:
“I don’t give a crap what people think anymore. Since I had Rex I’m like, wow, I can’t believe my body did that! I’ve got boobs and a bum. I don’t know if it’s all still expanding hip-wise from giving birth, but I’m in no rush to get back into shape. I don’t care if I’m on holiday and my stomach’s hanging out. Likewise I don’t care if people say they don’t like my tattoos. They are all a part of who I am. I haven’t had one since I had Rex yet as I’m breastfeeding, but I will do. Jesse had one done, with ‘Arthur’, ‘Lola’ and ‘Rex’ on it. It’s a feather, and it’s beautiful.”

Fearne's Teenage Years
Fearne admits she hasn’t always felt this confident as she battled with her looks when she was younger:
“As a teenager I was quite happy with the way I looked, but my twenties weren’t so easy. I spent so much time worrying because I felt I didn’t fit into any particular category. I used to think, ‘Am I really girly and glamorous? Am I a tomboy? Am I a girl next door?’ Getting into TV and doing shows like Top Of The Pops and photo shoots definitely made me more body conscious – you’re meant to be a ‘thing’ in TV, and I never knew what I was.”

Her Twenties they made me the person she is today:
“My twenties were quite turbulent, but I think going through the bad times as well as the good helps you figure out what you truly want.”

What next?

What she wants right now - to take things slightly easier than she has in the past:
“At one point [in my career] I was doing the radio, a show called Must Be The Music, Celebrity Juice and my clothing line. I was working from the second I got up at 7am until midnight, and I was exhausted. I hope that because I worked hard in my teens and twenties, I can be a bit more flexible now; pick and choose more. I certainly feel more confident in myself and my abilities.”

Fearne on her love disasters, and real bad boys:
“When I was younger, I went for bad boys so I could live vicariously through them but still be square and good, which I am at heart. But, looking back, I wish I hadn’t bothered with most of them. It was way more hassle than it was worth and I wasn’t being me; I was so insecure about who I was that I would try to be a different person every time. I gave too much.”

Ouch - bad boys

Her worst - failed engagement Jesse Jenkins when she was 29:
“My rock-bottom moment was probably a failed engagement when I was 29. That felt pretty crap. It was around the time of the royal wedding so there was this big thing about marriage everywhere, but my life was the opposite of that. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s me then. I’m not going to meet anyone now.’ Plus, I’ve always wanted kids so I started to think, ‘Should I adopt one day?’ What you don’t know at the time is that as one door closes, another opens – and, soon after, I met the love of my life and got to have a baby.”

This is the one she got right Jesse Wood

Her Best Jesse Wood, and six-month-old son, Rex - 'Better - Best

“Jesse and I met through a friend in a restaurant in Ibiza and we just clicked… I don’t think there’s anything you can really pinpoint when it happens like that. I’d been in love before, but this was different. He makes me laugh, and he balances me out… He makes me laugh all the time and he’s so chilled out. He’s been to hell and back in certain ways, so nothing fazes him; he takes it all with a pinch of salt.”

The future, Fearne would love to become Mrs Wood:
“I’d love to get married and I’m sure Jesse would too, but we don’t have any plans yet – we’re so hectic with a baby and two other kids [Jesse’s two children Arthur, 11, and Lola, seven], and we’re both working. I think it’s important to feel like a family unit though.”

Birth - Rex has completely changed her attitude to life, but for the better:
“Having Rex has been a perspective changer and it’s made me look at the industry differently. I work to live now rather than live to work. All those clichéd things have happened – I’m more overwhelmed and full of love than you can ever imagine because I’ve not had it before … my main priority is looking after this little man. And I feel totally over the moon that I’ve been able to do this.”

The full interview appears in the October issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 5th September.