Samia Ghadie says her daughter is her 'heartbeat'
'Coronation Street' Samia Ghadie says her daughter Freya has given her a new "perspective" on life and insisted being a mother is her main priority above all else
Samia Ghadie says parenthood "puts life into perspective".
The 'Coronation Street' actress - who has four-year-old daughter Freya - insisted she stopped worrying about her own image or "stupid things" since she's had a child to care for.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper's TV Magazine, she said: "Being a mum puts life into perspective.
"Stupid things I worried about before - like my hair or how much I weigh or if I've got wobbly bits - I don't worry about any more.
"Nothing matters as long as your child is okay. That's the main thing. That's your reason to breathe. Freya is like my heartbeat."
However, Samia is also happy with her boyfriend and recent 'Dancing On Ice' partner Sylvain Longchambon and is glad he is such a romantic.
She explained: "I used to buy myself flowers because I've always loved them. Yellow roses and tulips are my favourites.
"But Sylvain said to me: 'You will never have to buy yourself flowers again'. Now he buys me flowers every day."
Despite this, the soap star isn't rushing into wedding plans, preferring to take it slowly.
She added: "I don't know [if marriage is on the cards]. I'd rather not talk about that because I don't want to tempt fate."