Michelle Heaton: Being a celebrity is 'tough'
Michelle Heaton has spoken out to insist being a celebrity is "tough" as she has to go to lots of glamorous celebrity events without getting paid.
Michelle Heaton insists being a celebrity is "tough".
The Liberty X singer - who will appear on reality show 'Seven Days With...' alongside her personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley - thinks the documentary will "surprise" people who thinks she has an easy life.
Michelle - who has kids Faith, three, and 16-month-old AJ with Hugh - said: "We're fortunate that Hugh's got a great job, but I still need to work to sustain a career in the media.
"To keep myself relevant, I have to attend lots of events, which are unpaid.
"It's tough and I think that's what's going to surprise people - it's not handed to us on a plate.
"We have the same problems other families have - there's no easy way through it.
"But I know I'm lucky to have some great opportunities."
And the couple admit the attention that comes with Michelle's work can be "tough" on their relationship.
Michele said: "I'm not private because of the job I do, but my family is.
"Having all that pressure on a relationship is tough but, thankfully, Hugh has a job outside of the showbiz industry so I get the best of both worlds."
Hugh added to Closer magazine: "We had to let cameras in our house to film for 'Seven Days With...' and that was a tough experience because I felt so exposed. It wasn't the easiest week."