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Ulrika Jonsson celebrates daughter Martha’s 17th birthday with a gallery of snaps

Ulrika Jonsson celebrated her daughter Martha’s 17th birthday on Friday as she admitted that they have ‘locked horns a fair bit’ recently.   

The doting mother-of-four, 53, took to Instagram to share a series of pictures with her daughter, saying: ‘Sometimes I forget to tell her about the love I feel for her.’

Writing a lengthy heartfelt caption alongside, Ulrika said that she will ‘endeavour to do better’ and that her love for Martha ‘runs deep’.  

Candid: Ulrika Jonsson celebrated her daughter Martha’s 17th birthday on Friday as she admitted that they have ‘locked horns a fair bit’ recently (pictured together)

The presenter penned: ’17 years ago today, this one was pulled through the sunroof of my belly: Martha Sky Hope. An 8lb bundle of obstinance, wilfulness, righteousness and determination. 

‘Social justice courses through her veins; opinion screams wildly from her mouth and rhythm flows from her hips. She’s the whole package and then some. Never have I ever experienced someone like her. 

‘Of late, we’ve locked horns a fair bit. It’s been tricky and a landscape I haven’t entirely navigated as well as I should have. But my love for this girl runs deep and we have so many connections and similarities that I never worry about “us”.’ 

Celebrations: The doting mother-of-four, 53, took to Instagram to share a series of pictures with her daughter, saying: 'Sometimes I forget to tell her about the love I feel for her.'

Celebrations: The doting mother-of-four, 53, took to Instagram to share a series of pictures with her daughter, saying: ‘Sometimes I forget to tell her about the love I feel for her.’

Ulrika added that she is here to be a ‘parent’ to Martha and not her ‘friend’ as she celebrated how ‘special’ she is. 

The presenter continued: ‘We speak truth to each other and it’s something I value tremendously. I am not here to be her friend. I am here to parent; to love beyond measure and, above all, to support. 

‘Sometimes I forget to tell her about the love I feel for her. Sometimes I forget to hug this hedgehog of awesomeness. But I will endeavour to do better.’ 

Honest: Writing a lengthy heartfelt caption alongside, Ulrika said that she will 'endeavour to do better' and that her love for Martha 'runs deep'

Honest: Writing a lengthy heartfelt caption alongside, Ulrika said that she will ‘endeavour to do better’ and that her love for Martha ‘runs deep’ 

Ulrika signed off her post by celebrating Gladys Knight, Kylie Minogue, Carey Mulligan and her sister, who also have birthdays on 28 May. 

She concluded: ‘You’re a special one, Moo. And today we celebrate you (and Gladys Knight, Kylie Minogue, Carey Mulligan and your fabulous aunt, my sister @miss.disan.77 ). 

‘We’re gonna play @msgladysknight all day and party all night). Love you, Martha Moo.’

Sweet: In the photos, Ulrika posed with her daughter Martha over the years with one shot taken after her birth

Sweet: In the photos, Ulrika posed with her daughter Martha over the years with one shot taken after her birth

Keeping it real: Ulrika added that she is here to be a 'parent' to Martha and not her 'friend' as she celebrated how 'special' she is

Keeping it real: Ulrika added that she is here to be a ‘parent’ to Martha and not her ‘friend’ as she celebrated how ‘special’ she is  

In the photos, Ulrika posed with her daughter Martha over the years with one shot taken after her birth and another recently of the 17-year-old with a birthday cake topped with summer fruits and a single candle. 

Ulrika is also a mother to Cameron, 26, Bo, 21, and Malcolm, 13. 

In 2019, the presenter announced her split from husband Brian Monet after eleven years of marriage.

Birthday: In the photos, Ulrika also shared a snap of her daughter's birthday cake adorned with delicious fruit

Birthday: In the photos, Ulrika also shared a snap of her daughter’s birthday cake adorned with delicious fruit 

Ulrika and Brian wed in 2008 and share son Malcolm. They began their relationship in 2006.

In 2014, Brian also adopted her daughter Bo from the presenter’s relationship with German hotel boss Markus Kempen.

The father of Ulrika’s son Cameron is John Turnbull, who she was married to between 1990-1995. 

Happy family: Ulrika is also a mother to Cameron, 26, Bo, 21, and Malcolm, 13 (pictured together)

Happy family: Ulrika is also a mother to Cameron, 26, Bo, 21, and Malcolm, 13 (pictured together)

Martha’s father is Lance Gerrard-Wright, Ulrika’s husband from 2003-2005. 

It comes as last month Ulrika revealed she is in the midst of a ‘sexual awakening’ and has even discussed her new found liberation with her children.

She explained: ‘I am a sexual creature. It’s something that I say regularly to my children — much to their horror.’

Parents: Martha's father is Lance Gerrard-Wright, Ulrika's husband from 2003-2005 (pictured together in 2003)

Parents: Martha’s father is Lance Gerrard-Wright, Ulrika’s husband from 2003-2005 (pictured together in 2003)

The TV personality also confessed her spontaneous nature means she ‘wouldn’t rule out’ another marriage.

When asked in an interview with The Sun whether or not she’d tie the knot again, Ulrika said: ‘I’m a hedonist and a spontaneous person who believes in love. While it would feel strange getting married again, I can’t ever rule it out for the future.’

Discussing her sex life, Ulrika added: ‘I enjoy sex, I want to have sex and I am open to experience that. And it’s difficult for women my age to say that without being seen in a certain way.’

Truthful: Ulrika revealed last month that she is in the midst of a 'sexual awakening' and has even discussed her new found liberation with her children (pictured in 2020)

Truthful: Ulrika revealed last month that she is in the midst of a ‘sexual awakening’ and has even discussed her new found liberation with her children (pictured in 2020) 

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