Sheridan Smith admits she and beau Jamie Horn were ‘in a daze’ after welcoming son Billy


She welcomed her first child, a son named Billy, in May last year.

And Sheridan Smith has revealed that she and her fiancé Jamie Horn were ‘in a daze’ following the birth of their boy as they struggled with a lack of sleep.

The actress, 39, also told how a shortage of outside help due to the restrictions of the pandemic made things slightly harder as new parents, as she joked that the pair were ‘walking around like zombies.’ 

New parents: Sheridan Smith has revealed that she and her fiancé Jamie Horn were ‘in a daze’ following the birth of their boy Billy as they struggled with a lack of sleep (pictured in 2020)

Speaking to the i newspaper about parenthood, she said: ‘It’s surreal. You’re kind of walking around in a bit of a daze. If it hadn’t been a pandemic we would have had more people to rely on so we could both go and get some rest; but thank goodness we had each other.’

She went on to saw that her insurance broker beau Jamie, 31, ‘took a lot of time’ to care for their little one too, meaning she got to sleep in between breastfeeding.

But she noted that despite their teamwork, they were still extremely tired, stating: ‘We were walking around like zombies and we didn’t really know what day it was. When there’s this bundle of joy, though, the good times make up for the bad.’

She added that at the time, it was just the three of them together and they didn’t have others to ‘rely on’, so they simply ‘got on with it’. 

Baby talk: The actress, 39, also told how a shortage of outside help due to the restrictions of the pandemic made things slightly harder as new parents, as she joked that the pair were 'walking around like zombies'

Baby talk: The actress, 39, also told how a shortage of outside help due to the restrictions of the pandemic made things slightly harder as new parents, as she joked that the pair were ‘walking around like zombies’

The Two Pints Of Lager favourite, who has recently started filming for The Railway Children remake, also told how partner Jamie has taken over night duties so that she can head back to work.

Sheridan, who has collaborated with NOW and The Sleep Charity in which she narrates bedtimes stories for adults, said: ‘I’ve been working, so Billy’s dad does the nights at the minute. When I was gradually going back to work I was finding that not sleeping and then heading into work was hard.’

The star added that she’s been ‘lucky’ and has been attempting to get a ‘good night’s sleep’ while caring for her 13-month-old boy.  

Parenthood: 'It's surreal. You're kind of walking around in a bit of a daze. If it hadn't been a pandemic we would have had more people to rely'

Parenthood: ‘It’s surreal. You’re kind of walking around in a bit of a daze. If it hadn’t been a pandemic we would have had more people to rely’

Teamwork: She went on to saw that her insurance broker beau Jamie, 31, 'took a lot of time' to care for their little one too, meaning she got to sleep in between breastfeeding

Teamwork: She went on to saw that her insurance broker beau Jamie, 31, ‘took a lot of time’ to care for their little one too, meaning she got to sleep in between breastfeeding

Last month, Sheridan celebrated her son Billy’s first birthday with an elaborate jungle-themed celebration at home with close family.  

Taking to Instagram to share the special day with her followers, the actress wrote: ‘My precious Billy’s 1st Birthday…Becoming a mother has been the most rewarding job in the world.’ 

She continued: ‘In between a busy filming schedule, we managed to celebrate my son’s special day with some family and what a day it was!’ 

Back at it: The Two Pints Of Lager favourite, who has recently started filming for The Railway Children remake, also told how partner Jamie has taken over night duties so that she can head back to work

Back at it: The Two Pints Of Lager favourite, who has recently started filming for The Railway Children remake, also told how partner Jamie has taken over night duties so that she can head back to work

Sheridan had transformed her lounge into a safari oasis complete with giraffes, lions, monkeys and a green balloon arch for the wild party with her loved ones. 

And she and Jamie beamed from ear to ear as they posed with the birthday boy amongst the decorations with their family.  

The BAFTA and Olivier award-winning entertainer took to her Instagram stories to tell her fans what an ‘amazing day’ she’d had despite her busy schedule.  

'Special day': Sheridan celebrated her son Billy's first birthday on Sunday with an elaborate jungle-themed celebration at home with close family

‘Special day’: Sheridan celebrated her son Billy’s first birthday on Sunday with an elaborate jungle-themed celebration at home with close family

Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now reside in a rented property in North London. 

The first-time mum spoke to the Mail On Sunday’s YOU Magazine in December, where she opened up about motherhood. 

Having been known for erratic behaviour, anxiety and self-doubt, the Two Pints of Lager actress admitted: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever felt like this before.

‘Regardless of anything going on in my career I’ve always felt insecure, worried about what people thought of me. And now I feel happy. That is a novelty.

‘I never knew I would be this person – a mum. Things used to seem so complicated, and now suddenly everything is so simple. I love Billy so much. I hold him and he’s looking at me and I know he loves me back and he needs me.

‘I’ve been looking for this all my life. I’ve looked in the wrong places – in nightclubs, going out drinking, pushing myself with work. Now in this little baby I’ve found that I’m at peace with everything.’ 

Loved-up: Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now reside in a rented property in North London

Loved-up: Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now reside in a rented property in North London



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