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Alexandra Burke says motherhood is a ‘learning curve’ and ‘would love to have a big family’

Alexandra Burke revealed she ‘would love to have a big family’ on Wednesday after welcoming her first child in July with partner Darren Randolph. 

The singer, 34, admitted motherhood has been a ‘learning curve’ but she has ‘adapted’ as she and her footballer beau are ‘both relaxed parents’. 

The X Factor star, who has two brothers and a sister, hopes to be ‘blessed’ with more children so her newborn, whose name and gender the couple have chosen not to reveal, can grow up with siblings like she did. 

‘It is a learning curve’: Alexandra Burke revealed she ‘would love to have a big family’ on Wednesday after welcoming her first child in July with partner Darren Randolph

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Alexandra said: ‘Who knows what the future holds but I would love to have a big family. 

‘For me I go with each day as it comes and see what happens. The next baby if god blesses me with another I will probably take some more time off but it is a learning curve and I can’t complain.’

The songstress cut her maternity leave short after just two months due to making prior commitments and not wanting to let fans down. 

'It was challenging': The singer, 34, admitted motherhood has it's 'ups and downs' and has been a 'learning curve' but she has 'adapted' and she and her beau are 'both relaxed parents'

‘It was challenging’: The singer, 34, admitted motherhood has it’s ‘ups and downs’ and has been a ‘learning curve’ but she has ‘adapted’ and she and her beau are ‘both relaxed parents’

'I would love to have a big family': The X Factor star, who has two brothers and a sister, hopes to be 'blessed' with more children so her newborn, whose name and gender the couple have chosen not to reveal, can grow up with siblings like she did

‘I would love to have a big family’: The X Factor star, who has two brothers and a sister, hopes to be ‘blessed’ with more children so her newborn, whose name and gender the couple have chosen not to reveal, can grow up with siblings like she did 

‘It was challenging but it’s been so lovely and I have lots of support.

‘Babies are adaptable and I’ve always said a baby shouldn’t come in and change someones life completely you should all adapt to each other. Which is exactly what we have done. 

‘We are both relaxed parents so it’s really flowed and been beautiful.’ 

The theater star admitted ‘there are ups and downs’ though of parenthood but she finds it ‘so rewarding’ learning each day. 

She continued: ‘I have a lot to learn still. There’s no textbook to being a parent so I’m learning each day and it’s literally just going with the flow of the child.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Alexandra said: 'Who knows what the future holds but I would love to have a big family. The next baby if god blesses me with another I will probably take some more time off but it is a learning curve and I can't complain'

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Alexandra said: ‘Who knows what the future holds but I would love to have a big family. The next baby if god blesses me with another I will probably take some more time off but it is a learning curve and I can’t complain’

‘Being a mother has been amazing I won’t sit here and say everything is absolutely rosie because of sleep deprivation, but it is just adjusting to a new life.’ 

This Christmas, Alexandra is excited to ‘do absolutely nothing’ as she plans to spend her babies first festive season with her partner Darren and their families.

‘It’s all about chilling and taking it as easy as possible. Next year looks so busy with lots of projects but I will be taking a few weeks off to be just be a mum because I want that time,’ she added. 

Alexandra and beau Darren announced they were expecting a in heartwarming Valentine’s Day video earlier this year.

Alexandra shared the first glimpse of her baby bump with her followers which she captioned: ‘Due June 2022.’ 

Parents: Alexandra and Darren announced they were expecting a in heartwarming Valentine's Day video earlier this year and later revealed the happy news of the birth on Instagram

Parents: Alexandra and Darren announced they were expecting a in heartwarming Valentine’s Day video earlier this year and later revealed the happy news of the birth on Instagram

They later revealed the happy news of the birth by sharing a sweet snap of her newborn’s feet. 

Captioning the cute snap, she gushed: ‘Welcome to the world our little grape. We already love you more than words can say.’ 

Her romance with Darren began after Alexandra split from footballer Angus MacDonald in October 2020, after 15-months of dating.

She is currently rehearsing for Christmas at The Palladium with comedian and actress Dawn French who she gushed that she is ‘a massive fan off’. 

The actress admitted: ‘She’s brilliant. I’m a massive fan of Dawn and I’ve told her when she goes on tour next year, it’s called something like T****, I’m going to be sat front row with my family and the baby watching her. 

''It's all about chilling': This Christmas, Alexandra said she is excited to 'do absolutely nothing' as she plans to spend her babies first festive season with her partner Darren and their families

”It’s all about chilling’: This Christmas, Alexandra said she is excited to ‘do absolutely nothing’ as she plans to spend her babies first festive season with her partner Darren and their families

‘She’s definitely not a Twat but she’s hilarious and honestly what a woman.’

Coming up in the new year, the X Factor winner is starring in a new movie Pretty Red Dress and reflected on the moment she found out she had the part. 

She said: ‘I know exactly where I was, I was in the gym about to start a spin session when my phone went at 7 at night. 

‘I called my Aunty in tears saying “I’ve got the part!”. My friend thought something was wrong because I just burst into tears. I’ll never forget that moment.’ 

Alexandra underwent ‘six weeks of intense’ filming last year but admitted ‘it was the best experience of my life’ working on set and wished she could do it all over again. 

The actress is currently rehearsing for Christmas at The Palladium with comedian and actress Dawn French who she gushed that she is 'a massive fan off'

The actress is currently rehearsing for Christmas at The Palladium with comedian and actress Dawn French who she gushed that she is ‘a massive fan off’

Alexandra admitted: 'She's brilliant. I'm a massive fan of Dawn and I've told her when she goes on tour next year, I'm going to be sat front row with my family and the baby watching her'

Alexandra admitted: ‘She’s brilliant. I’m a massive fan of Dawn and I’ve told her when she goes on tour next year, I’m going to be sat front row with my family and the baby watching her’

Along with her other commitments, the Bad Boys singer is currently finishing up her new album which will be released next year. 

After previously collaborating with ‘amazing’ US stars, Alexandra said she ‘wants to big up the Brits’ and hopes to work with the likes of ‘Stormzy and Emeli Sande’ in the future. 

The star has today launched a vintage jumper and upcycling pop-up store at Westfield London, as part of Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day campaign which will take place on December 8. 

The actress was photographed adding the finishing touches to her personalised festive jumper which she described as ‘amazing’.  

She said: ‘I had two done at the pop up store which are fantastic and had a little one done for the baby. It just an amazing concept. Look how many children it helps and it is about being sustainable. 

‘I’m hoping to get back down there to donate some more jumpers which I have accumulated over the years and want to give to charity because they are just sat in a box.’

Every £1 donated to Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day the UK Government will double it up to the amount of £2 million. 

'It just an amazing concept': The star has today launched a vintage jumper pop-up store at Westfield London, as part of Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day campaign which will take place on December 8

‘It just an amazing concept’: The star has today launched a vintage jumper pop-up store at Westfield London, as part of Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day campaign which will take place on December 8

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