You let yourself go even MORE with baby number two: Billie Piper confesses motherhood is overwhelming
16:16 GMT, 15 October 2012
After she gave birth to her first son, Winston, now aged three, Billie Piper was often pictured at red carpet events and promoting her latest work projects looking effortlessly glamorous.
But after having a second son, Eugene, in July, the actress has admitted it hasn't been easy and she has sometimes felt 'overwhelmed' by being a mother-of-two.
let yourself go even more with number two,' she told the Sunday Times' Style magazine. 'With number one,
you can still have bits of your old self. With number two, there’s
really no space at all. I felt pretty overwhelmed at first.'
'Social life takes back seat': Billie has admitted nights out like this one with husband Laurence Fox to celebrate the launch of his new play are rare now she's a mother of two
The change in lifestyle for the Secrets of a Call Girl star, who is married to actor Laurence Fox, was most evident when she celebrated her 30th birthday this month.
She revealed: 'My friend had said, “what are you going to do on your birthday Are you going to get wasted”
'I said, “I'm going to have dinner with the kids” – Laurence was away – “and go to bed, because I know, in five hours, I’m going to have to get up with the children.”'
Expanding family: The couple, pictured with son, Winston, in 2010, now have a second son, Eugene
But the former Doctor Who assistant said for the most part she doesn't miss her old life in London now she's moved out to the Sussex countryside with her family.
'Your social life takes a back seat', she added of motherhood. 'And, actually, it’s okay, until you hear a song on the radio that really riles you.'
Glam: Billie at a red carpet event last year but she said she's let herself go after having another baby
The 30-year-old, who married famously ex-husband Chris Evans in Las Vegas when she was 18, still manages to let her hair down on the odd occasion, thanks to her mum being 'firmly on board' with babysitting duties.
She can also take time out from motherhood through her new project – a play at the National theatre called The Effect which she is currently rehearsing.
Driven: The 30-year-old kept busy in her twenties with shows like Doctor Who but said she is no longer as 'gung ho' about her career
But she admitted she is no longer as driven by her career as she was before becoming a mum because having children has slowed her 'desire to peddle the dream'.
She added: '(I was) hardcore through my early twenties, having finished the pop career. I was super gung ho then, and I still am to a certain extent, but I don’t think it’s possible to maintain. It would be a bit gross if I was still like that and had a family.'