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Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent details ‘mum guilt’ after welcoming her second son Monroe


Brooke Vincent has revealed that she’s been struggling with some ‘mum guilt’ after welcoming her second son Monroe on May 4. 

The former Coronation Street star, 28, who admitted she’s an ’emotional wreck when it comes to her boys’, explained that she’s been worrying about how her eldest child Mexx, 18 months, will be impacted by the newborn’s arrival. 

She told OK! Magazine: ‘I’ve had such mum guilt at times where I’m like, “Can I love them both the same? How am I going to split the love I have for Mexx?” 

Candid: Brooke Vincent has revealed that she’s been struggling with some ‘mum guilt’ after welcoming her second son Monroe on May 4

Brooke continued: ‘My biggest fear is mum guilt and no one really mentions that to you when you’re having your second. 

‘I’ve been so worried about how it would affect Mexx as I didn’t want him to be at home bored.’

However despite her worries, the mother-of-two said Monroe has ‘slotted’ right into her family and Mexx is adjusting well to his new role as big brother. 

Brooke also praised her Sheffield United player beau Kean Bryan for doing ‘everything’ while she was in bed for a week and a half recovering from a caesarean.

Congratulations! The former Coronation Street actress, 28, gave birth to her second son Monroe S J with footballer beau Kean Bryan in May, but it wasn't all plain sailing

Congratulations! The former Coronation Street actress, 28, gave birth to her second son Monroe S J with footballer beau Kean Bryan in May, but it wasn’t all plain sailing

The actress also discussed how she’s had a fair few emotional moments in recent weeks, telling the publication: ‘I’m an emotional wreck when it comes to the boys’.  

Brooke has also candidly detailed some complications she had with Monroe’s birth and told how she went into labour ahead of her scheduled caesarean.

The star, known for playing Sophie Webster on the ITV soap, had opted for a C-section after having complications during her first labour with Mexx. 

She told OK! magazine that although being booked in for surgery at 11am on May 4 she went into labour at 2am, several hours ahead of schedule.

Doting mama: Brooke also admitted she's an 'emotional wreck when it comes to her boys' and explained that she's been worrying about how Monroe's arrival will impact Mexx, 18 months

Doting mama: Brooke also admitted she’s an ’emotional wreck when it comes to her boys’ and explained that she’s been worrying about how Monroe’s arrival will impact Mexx, 18 months

Brooke said : ‘My birth was a little bit more complicated this time.’ 

Her waters broke when she arrived at the hospital but there was already someone in theatre having a C-section as her appointment was booked for later.

And once she was in the operating theater, doctors struggled to get Monroe out due to previous scar tissue. Forceps were eventually used but Brooke waited an hour before she was allowed to hold him. 

Brooke announced the happy news of her second child’s arrival by posting an image of her newborn’s feet to Instagram in May. 

Tough time: Brooke recently detailed her 'scary' birth in which she went into labour ahead of her planned caesarean with son Monroe

Tough time: Brooke recently detailed her ‘scary’ birth in which she went into labour ahead of her planned caesarean with son Monroe 

Sweet: In a gushing caption posted in May, the star revealed she gave birth to her son Monroe at the same time as their first child Mexx, 8.14am

Sweet: In a gushing caption posted in May, the star revealed she gave birth to her son Monroe at the same time as their first child Mexx, 8.14am

In a gushing caption, she revealed she gave birth to her son Monroe on Tuesday May 4, at the same time as their first child, 8.14am.

She wrote: ‘On the morning of Tuesday 4th May at 8.14am; the exact same time as his big brother .. our little boy came into the world.

‘Monroe S J Bryan you’ve added so much love & happiness to our little family! Me, your daddy & big brother are all besotted with you.’

Following Brooke’s announcement, Kean also shared a picture of him cradling their newborn and he simply wrote his name and date of birth in the caption.

Brooke revealed the happy news that she was pregnant with her second baby in November, a year after having Mexx.

Loving: Following Brooke's announcement, Kean shared a picture of him cradling the newborn

Loving: Following Brooke’s announcement, Kean shared a picture of him cradling the newborn

Happy father: Kean simply wrote his name and date of birth in the caption

Happy father: Kean simply wrote his name and date of birth in the caption

The ex Coronation Street star previously told OK! it was ‘a perk having them so close together.’

She welcomed Mexx with her footballer partner in October 2019 and has been dating the Sheffield United ace since 2016. 

Brooke also told the publication she found out she was pregnant when she was five weeks along and decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret.  

The star previously revealed that she and Kean are hoping to expand their brood in the future, joking she wants ‘lots and lots’ of children.

Happy news: Brooke revealed the happy news that she was pregnant with her second baby in November, a year after having son Mexx (pictured with her eldest child)

Happy news: Brooke revealed the happy news that she was pregnant with her second baby in November, a year after having son Mexx (pictured with her eldest child)

Writing in an Instagram Q and A after Mexx was born, she revealed: ‘I want lots and lots! Haha no I’m joking, I would love maybe 5 or 4 or maybe 3 but I’ll see what happens after 2.’  

Brooke also revealed how she chose the name Mexx for his son, saying she likes the fact he has an ‘unusual’ name.

She said: ‘I’ve always loved it and when we found out we were having a baby, Kean loved it too and wasn’t sure if it was actually a name.

‘But then I looked into it when I was pregnant and it means ‘the greatest’ so for us it was perfect. I love I know nobody else with his name too! I think sometimes it’s nice to have an unusual name.’

Doting mother: Brooke also told the publication she found out she was pregnant when she was five weeks along and decided to keep the baby's gender a secret

Doting mother: Brooke also told the publication she found out she was pregnant when she was five weeks along and decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret 

Brooke previously confessed she was shocked when she did not snap back into shape after giving birth to her son Mexx last year.

After welcoming Mexx the Corrie actress, who appeared on the soap since she was 11 and left in 2019, admitted she was expecting to shed weight quickly yet was shocked at the outcome. 

Appearing alongside the tot on Loose Women in August 2020, Brooke made the candid confession about her body and her changing shape – something she had previously touched on in a widely-praised Instagram. 

She said: ‘A lot of my friends had children in the past and it’s just one of those things that wasn’t spoken about, you didn’t know you have a baby then however long to get back into your jeans… 

Brood: The star previously revealed that she and Kean are hoping to expand their brood in the future, joking she wants 'lots and lots' of children

Brood: The star previously revealed that she and Kean are hoping to expand their brood in the future, joking she wants ‘lots and lots’ of children

‘Katy Perry put something on Instagram this morning five days after giving birth. You just presume your stomach is going to go down because the baby is out and not inside you’.

She confessed of her pregnancy diet: ‘I have a few months of Deliveroo still knocking about for not bouncing back, one of those things I wasn’t really aware of’.

Talk then turned to an Instagram post shared in November in which she detailed the pressures of motherhood in a candid message.

She admitted she was in tears as she struggled to fit into 23 of her pre-pregnancy outfits while planning to have her ‘first cocktail in 11 months’ with her partner. 

Happy family: Brooke has been dating Sheffield United ace Kean since 2016

Happy family: Brooke has been dating Sheffield United ace Kean since 2016

The Manchester native started off her note by revealing she was gearing up to enjoy her first date night since giving birth to Mexx, but opted to stay at home as she felt like a ‘completely different person’. 

Brooke explained: ‘Tonight I was supposed to look completely different, I was supposed to be dressed up, hair and make up done ready to eat some nice food and maybe have my first cocktail in 11 months with Kean. 

‘Our first time away from Mexx for an hour or two, instead I look like this. I look like this because I naively thought that 4 weeks after my baby I would be in all my old clothes looking exactly like I did before I got pregnant.’ [sic] 

Changing shapes: Brooke previously confessed she was shocked when she did not snap back into shape after giving birth to her son Mexx last year

Former frame: ;After welcoming the baby in October with footballer Kean Bryan, the Coronation Street legend, 28, who has appeared on the soap since she was 11, admitted she was expecting to shed weight quickly yet was shocked at the outcome (pictured in 2018)

Changing shapes: Brooke previously confessed she was shocked when she did not snap back into shape after giving birth to her son Mexx last year



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