Lucy Mecklenburgh has a “slower pace of life” since becoming a mum.

Lucy Mecklenburgh has a slower pace of life now thanks to motherhood

Lucy Mecklenburgh has a slower pace of life now thanks to motherhood

The former ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star is more likely to be “at home” looking after her five-month-old daughter Lilah and two-year-old son Roman than out on the showbiz circuit nowadays, after initially shooting to fame on the ITVBe reality show in 2010.

The 31-year-old television personality told Closer magazine: “I have a slightly slower pace of life now. I’m at home a lot more with the kids, and it’s so important for me to make memories.”

Lucy praised the “great team” she and her fiance Ryan Thomas, 38, make after the pair first struck up a connection while appearing on ‘Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls’ in 2017, and she has praised the ex ‘Coronation Street’ star’s “ninja” approach to nappy duty.

She said: “We’re a great team! I’d say Ryan is like the ninja at changing nappies – it takes him about 30 seconds. Roman’s two, and he’s pretty much the boss already!”

The ‘Be Body Beautiful’ author - who has previously dated fellow ex ‘TOWIE’ star Mario Falcone, and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith - shared about how “important” it is for her and Mark to have some time together.

Lucy said: “We make sure we plan our diary so we can both fit in something for us, whether that’s Ryan popping to the gym or me meeting friends for a coffee. Having that little bit of time apart is really good.

"And also putting the effort in maybe every other Friday night to make sure we’ve got a babysitter booked and can go out for a meal or a lunch – something that’s just us. I think it’s really important to try to get that in.”