Jake Quickenden wants more kids

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 March 2021
Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden

Jake Quickenden has admitted he would love to have a big family, just days after welcoming his first child with girlfriend Sophie Church

Jake Quickenden is planning to have another child.

The 32-year-old reality star welcomed his first child, Leo, with girlfriend Sophie Church – who has Fred, seven, from a previous relationship – last month, and the couple are already thinking about expanding their brood.

He told The Sun Online: "Being a dad is the best feeling in the whole world. Leo is the most beautiful, loved, special boy in the world. I can't explain how much I love him.

"I imagine we will try for a little girl after a year or so because I don't want to leave too much of an age gap. I know Soph would love a little girl and so would I. It would just complete our family."

The 'X Factor' star is determined to have a big family after he lost his own father in 2008 and his brother, Oliver, in 2012 both to cancer.

He explained: "We've had a lot of years of having people and things taken away from us. This baby is instead adding to the family and making it bigger again. It's exciting to be adding another Quickenden to the family rather than losing one.

"Losing my dad and my brother will shape the kind of dad I am. My dad was a strict guy but he was always my best mate and that's the relationship I want with my kids.

"I could have a laugh and take the piss out of him like mates but he would never let me cross a line and taught me how to behave. He was lots of fun, but also firm and fair. I just want to be a fun stupid dad who makes my kids feel like they can come to me with any problems."

Following Leo's birth, Jake has already been attacked by online trolls.

But it won't stop the actor from continuing his career.

He added: "I am going to keep putting myself out there. I have some more TV shows coming up this year so you can't get rid of me. I don't mind the trolling myself but I would obviously never want Sophie, Fred, or Leo to have to deal with it.

"It can be really horrible and really upsetting but it is part of the fame. Without social media I probably wouldn't be where I am now so you kind of just have to accept it and try not let it bother you and not let them win."

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