Jordan Banjo's fiancee almost died from sepsis after giving birth
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 October 2020
Jordan Banjo has revealed that the birth of his second child became a nightmare when his fiancee Naomi Courts developed sepsis
Jordan Banjo's fiancee almost died from sepsis after giving birth.
The Diversity star and his partner Naomi Courts welcomed their second child, Mayowa Angel, last year but Jordan revealed their happiness was overshadowed by Naomi's health battle.
Jordan – who also has son Cassius with Naomi – told OK! Online: "When she [Mimi] was born it was a little bit complicated because my partner Na wasn't too well.
"So from literally the minute she was born, within 10 minutes Mimi was in my arms and Na was being checked. So from the get go, Mimi was attached to me straight away.
"To be fair, when Cassius was first born I felt so out of my depth. I feel like a lot of new dads do to be fair.
"After six weeks after Mimi was born Na went into hospital, she had sepsis twice. She spent the better half of a month in hospital because she got really really ill really quickly.
"Na is okay now. I won't lie, at one point we were in hospital and it was a little bit touch and go. They were talking about, particularly, induced comas and stuff like that."
And Jordan, 27, praised Naomi for battling back to full health.
He said: "Na was in a really tough spot but she came back from hospital and within a week she was like, 'You need to go back to work, you need to do this and you need to do that.' As much as I take the Mick, I've got nothing but respect for her.
"I think everything has kind of found it's level now. Having young kids is hard for any parent, but I feel like we've found a balance."