Rebecca Adlington sets record straight as she shares family snap with beau and ex-husband
Rebecca Adlington has set the record straight about her living arrangements on social media yesterday, while posing for a picture with her new partner and ex-husband, shortly after announcing her second pregnancy. The former Olympic swimmer, who told fans she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Andrew Parsons three days ago, revealed that she does not live with her ex Harry Needs as people previously assumed.
The 31-year-old retired sports star is already mum to five-year-old daughter Summer, who she shares with her ex-husband.
The couple were married for two years and separated in 2016, nine-months after their daughter was born.
Yesterday, the pregnant mum-of-one looked radiant as she posed alongside her family in matching charity T-shirts for a social media snap.
The trio, along with Harry’s best friend, professional swimmer Michael Gunning, are supporting the It’s Ok campaign, raising awareness of mental health.
Rebecca Adlington posed for a picture with her new partner and ex-husband
Rebecca captioned her post, which she shared with her 92,500 followers: “A couple of months back @itsok_campaign got in touch to ask if I wanted to design a T-shirt for them.
“I openly admitted I’m not a creative arty person but I knew straight away to ask @harryneeds to help!”
The Olympic gold-medalist went on to say: “We are honoured to put this design together for people out there.
“Mental health affects everyone, my family included and these T-shirt’s are to raise money for @mindcharity and the work they do is so important.”
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Rebecca Adlington is expecting a baby with her new partner Andrew Parsons
Rebecca Adlington with her daughter and partner Andrew
The Jump star signed off with a string of hashtags, which set the record straight on the family’s living arrangements.
They included: ”#nowearentlivingtogether #separatehouseholds #family.”
Instagram followers and fans took to the comments section to praise the “unconventional” family for “making it work” and supporting the mental health campaign.
“Your family is unconventional and absolutely LOVE how you are all getting on and making it work. Summer is surrounded by fantastic people and lots of love. And great cause you are supporting – so very important,” wrote one user.
Sharing a similar thought another added: “Please don’t explain yourself to people, you and your family are doing amazing. A real example of blending, respect for each other and all family being equal.”
Just three days ago, Rebecca excitedly announced her pregnancy via the picture-sharing site.
She could be seen cradling her baby bump in a pretty floral summer dress as she held up a scan picture alongside Andrew and her daughter in their garden.
“Andy and I are excited to announce that we’re expecting,” she captioned the snap.
The former competitive swimmer added: “Summer can’t wait, she asks everyday to check my belly to see if it’s growing. Going to be a long wait until the end of feb!”