Alex Jones won't have any more children 'for the sake of the planet'

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Alex Jones has said she and husband Charlie Thomson won't be having any more children. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Alex Jones said she and husband Charlie Thomson won't be having more children. (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Alex Jones has said she won't be having any more children because her husband Charlie Thomson has environmental concerns over expanding their family further.

The One Show presenter, who is mother to two boys, Teddy, three, and nine-month-old Kit, also reckons she's "too old" at 42 to have any more.

Speaking with Good Housekeeping UK, she shared: “Charlie is adamant that for the sake of the planet, two children is enough.

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“And I think I’m too old to have another child now, anyway. It happens for a lot of people and good for them, but we’re just glad we have two healthy children.”

The television host suffered a miscarriage in 2017, 10 months after the birth of her first child. In March 2019, she disclosed that she presented The One Show just hours after learning the sad news.

Jones and her husband aren't the only couple in the public eye to set limits on the amount of offspring they plan to have – the Duke of Sussex has done the same.

In conversation with Dr Jane Goodall for Vogue last year, Prince Harry said he would have just two children ‘maximum’ due to the environmental impact of humans.

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and their son Archie visit Cape Town, South Africa. (KGC-178/STAR MAX/IPx)
Prince Harry, wife Meghan and their son Archie in Cape Town, South Africa. (KGC-178/Star Max/IPx)

“What we need to remind everybody is: these are things that are happening now," he said. "We are already living in it.

“We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”

He is currently a dad to one child with his wife Meghan: nine-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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