Good News! Singapore Celebrity Jamie Yeo Pregnant With Baby No. 2!
Singapore celebrity mum Jamie Yeo has just announced some really happy news on Instagram. Read what she has to say!
Singapore TV host, actress, radio DJ and model, Jamie Yeo, has just shared some happy news on Instagram, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
In fact, the happiness is twofold, as Jamie has unveiled not one, but 2 surprises…
Jamie Yeo reveals double happiness
Happy news Part 1 – Jamie Yeo is now officially married to British expatriate Rupert. Her third marriage in fact; she was earlier married to SPH Radio’s One FM 91.3 DJ Glenn Ong, and communications agency boss Thorston Nolte (with whom she has a 7-year-old daughter, Alysia).
If you remember, just recently, we had covered how Jamie had finally found her Mr. Right through dating app Tinder, and how Rupert was already a doting dad to Alysia.
And now, it’s time for the second part of the happy news – Jamie is 5 months pregnant (23 weeks, she specifies), with Baby No. 2, and she has revealed that, “It’s going to be a boy!!”
If one goes by her Instagram post, the pregnancy was a planned one , “When he first suggested marriage last year, we decided we really wanted another little one pottering around the house. Now here we are, 5 months pregnant.”
40-year-old Jamie also joins the growing list of Singapore celebrity mums who have given birth in their 40’s. She writes that the journey so far hasn’t been easy, “It’s been a rather exhausting 5 months dealing with the usual nausea, fatigue, and everything that comes along with it, but it’ll all be worth it when we finally get to carry our little man in our arms.”
Aww…Do take care, Jamie, we are sure that the ride will well be worth it. 🙂
How stepfamilies can work
It’s quite awesome that Jamie Yeo’s hubby Rupert already has a great relationship with his step daughter, and she has been quoted previously as saying, “Rupert helps Aly out with her with the homework. I hope one day she will see Rupert as a father figure, because even though he’s not her real dad, he makes a far better father than a lot of other people know. He’s really, really dedicated.”
Blended families or stepfamilies are getting quite common in Singapore, and the stepdads ‘n’ stepmums of today are nothing like their villainous counterparts on screen. Still, it takes a lot of effort, and sometimes years, to make a blended family work, and here are some tips from us:
- Talk to the kids before re-marriage: It is crucial to have detailed conversations with the children. Ensure that everyone has their views heard. Your children need to know that, while things are changing, your love for them isn’t, and never will.
- The stepparent should be more ‘friend’ than parent first: Focus on being a friend to the step-kids rather than being a disciplinarian. One approach is to let the ‘real’ parent have control over discipline matters until the stepparent and child have developed a strong bond.
- Focus more on verbal shows of affection: Apparently, it has been often reported that, step-kids, especially girls, prefer verbal affection such as praises or compliments, rather than physical closeness, such as hugs and kisses, from their stepparents.
- Couple time is important: Just like in any other marriage, the focus shouldn’t be entirely on the kids. Couples should make priority time for each other, without the children around. They could also set aside time to discuss, and come to a conclusion on family issues.
- ‘Original’ family also needs time together: Many children might consider new step-siblings a nuisance or even a threat. Spending some ‘original family only’ time makes kids more secure, and helps them realise that they’re still special and wanted.