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David Tennant has admitted he and wife Georgia have become more relaxed about their family’s privacy.
The 49-year-old actor met 35-year-old actress Georgia in 2008 when they starred together in Doctor Who and they have five children together.
Tennant has in the past refused to speak about his personal life in interviews, but recent lockdown comedy Staged was filmed in their own home with the couple playing fictional versions of themselves.
Tennant told The Guardian: “We’re not quite as squeamish as we were. I don’t think we’ll ever be sharing pictures of our children in Hello! magazine, but I think a lot of that comes from an insecurity about being uncovered or invaded. The longer you’re together, the less that feels like a threat.”
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He added: “As our relationship was born out of people trying to stick lenses through windows, it’s taken us a long time to slough off that residual nervousness about sharing anything.”
And Tennant insisted: “It’s still important to us that the characters in Staged are not us. We’re not telling the actual story of our private life.”
Georgia, the daughter of another former Time Lord Peter Davison, had eldest son Ty at the age of 17 in 2002. She married Tennant in 2011 and they have had four biological children together - nine-year-old daughter Olive, seven-year-old son Wilfred, four-year-old daughter Doris and eight-month-old Birdie.
Eldest son Ty Tennant, 18, has now become an actor himself.
Speaking about parenting five children Tennant conceded: “It’s sort of a slog”.
Georgia has been sharing her family’s struggles with homeschooling on Instagram throughout lockdown.
She recently shared an intimate photograph of herself breastfeeding baby Birdie, expressing her outrage that the image was removed by Facebook for breaching their policy on sexual images.
She jokingly threatened Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: “Sort your s*** out or I’ll come round there and squirt you in the eye.”
Sharing pictures of her children on social media - without showing their faces - she has started the hashtag #VaginaBragSunday to celebrate her parental pride.