After announcing that she was pregnant again at the age of 50, Tina Malone has been bombarded with criticism.
'Shameless' star, Tina, is expecting her child with her 31 year old husband Paul. In her appearance on Daybreak on Tuesday, Malone insisted that she was fitter than ever, having shed the extra weight and been sober for 15 years.
When addressing the issue of the criticism she has faced, Malone said she had wanted to wait until she was mentally and physically ready for another child. "I'd always wanted another child, but the time was never right. You know what, you could drop dead tomorrow. My mother is 74 years old. She goes to the gym two or three times a week, potters around with her sisters shopping - she can still be on a dance floor until 2am. I'm fitter now than I was 20 years ago. I've lost 11 stone!".
She went on to say "My mum always said I don't do things by halves. I was pregnant at 17 and now I am 50 and pregnant, and it's wonderful."
Tina lost weight to undergo IVF treatment with Paul. She has been told that it could be twins. "Twins would be phenomenal. I've got a daughter Danielle who's a wonderful young actress, and now she is going to be a big sister to a little boy or girl....or maybe two babies!".
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