Lydia Bright has shared adorable family photos from her idyllic Christmas vacation in Barbados.
The former TOWIE star, 31, has admitted the family made the decision to sacrifice buying themselves gifts and instead go on the ‘bucket list’ holiday.
Fortunately, the family had no regrets, as Lydia said it was “the best decision” they made.
‘Bucket List’: In a series of photos shared with her 1.2 million Instagram followers, Lydia can be seen doting on her daughter, Loretta, two, as they are clearly enjoying the holidays
In a series of photos shared with her 1.2 million Instagram followers, Lydia can be seen doting on her two-year-old daughter, Loretta, while clearly enjoying the holidays.
In one photo, the couple flash big smiles as they rock at the bar of a restaurant.
Dressed in a chic green bikini and matching green hat, Lydia shows off her stunning figure.
In another snap, the couple embrace each other as they are seen running down the beach in the distance.
We are family: The former TOWIE star, 31, has admitted the family made the decision to sacrifice buying themselves gifts and instead go on the ‘bucket list’ holiday
Lydia shares her daughter Loretta with her ex-boyfriend, garage owner Lee Cronin, whom she met in 2017 and with whom she was in an on-and-off relationship for three years.
The parents tried to make the relationship work after finding out Lydia was pregnant, but ultimately broke up in 2020 after Loretta was born.
Another sweet family photo shows Lydia and her siblings laughing on the beach and her parents giggling over dinner.
Like Mother Like Daughter: Lydia and her daughter Loretta, whom she shares with her ex-boyfriend, can be seen running along the beach together.
Posting the moments on her Instagram, Lydia wrote: “The Caribbean 2023. This year instead of buying ourselves Christmas presents we decided to save our money and spend it on a vacation that was on all our wish lists.”
‘Best decision we ever made.’
The reality star is close with her family, her parents Debbie and Dave, her older sister Georgia, 32, her younger brother Freddie, 24, and her younger sister Romana, 19, as well as her foster and foster siblings. reception.
Family is very important to Lydia, and she recently vowed to use a ‘sperm donor’ to achieve her ‘number one goal’ of a great family.
No Regrets: Thankfully, the family had no regrets, as Lydia said it was “the best decision” they ever made.
Lydia said she dreams of having four children and having the same “busy, chaotic home” she had as a child: with three biological siblings, two adopted siblings and numerous foster brothers and sisters.
Lydia insisted, as she looks forward to meeting Mr. Right in the next five years, she’s happy to give her daughter Loretta, two, siblings in an “unconventional way, like adoption or the sperm donor route.”
The single mom isn’t focusing on dating, as she said it’s “not the answer” to having more children.
Speaking in an interview with Closer magazine, Lydia said: “I really want more kids, probably three, either by meeting someone or doing it on my own.”
We Are Family: TV personality with her biological siblings (LR in 2021 Romana, 19, Freddie, 24, and Georgia, 32)
“If I got to a point where love wasn’t happening, I would consider the unconventional way, like adoption or the sperm donor route.
‘For me, the number one goal is to have more children. I come from such a large family… I would like to have the same home as my parents. I love the hustle and bustle!’
This comes as he recently spoke about the cost of living crisis and how it can “discourage families who want to foster” children in care.
He said that he would not be ‘the person I am today’ if he had not spent his childhood in an adoptive family.
Single mom: The former TOWIE star, 31, insisted she’s happy to give her daughter Loretta two (pictured June) siblings in an “unconventional way, such as adoption or the blood donor route” sperm”.
Lydia’s mother, Debbie, has spent the last 30 years raising more than 200 children, but the reality TV personality is now concerned that families might not do the same because they are at “breaking point.”
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline for Action for Children’s Secret Santa, the reality star explained how charities are helping to ‘keep families afloat’.
She said: ‘I spent my childhood as part of an adoptive family, and it made me the person I am today. Over the last 30 years my parents have adopted over 200 children!
“I am concerned that the crisis may discourage families who want to foster, but there is support from local authorities and organizations.”
Former flame: Lydia shares her daughter Loretta with her ex-boyfriend, garage owner Lee Cronin, whom she met in 2017 and had an on-and-off relationship with for three years.
He continued: ‘The vital support of organizations like Action for Children is needed now more than ever to keep families afloat.
“I know from visiting your services and talking to frontline charity staff on the ground that the cost of living is hurting too many families, and many are now on the brink.
“Her frontline staff will continue to work tirelessly to help families across the country with food, clothing and other essentials.”
Unbelievable: Lydia’s mom, Debbie, has spent the last 30 years raising more than 200 children, but now she’s anxious that families won’t do the same as they’re at “breaking point” (pictured on 2021)