Paloma Faith reveals that she is raising her child as gender neutral

Since welcoming her first baby last December, singer Paloma Faith has been incredibly private about her child – not even releasing the newborn’s name or gender.

Now, Paloma has revealed that she is raising the tot as gender neutral, with herself and her French boyfriend, Leyman Lahcine, reluctant to assign the baby a male or female identity.

Paloma welcomed her first child last year. Copyright: [Rex]
Paloma welcomed her first child last year. Copyright: [Rex]

Speaking to The Mirror, 36-year-old Paloma shared: “I’m loving being a mum.

“I want two or three kids in all and they’ll be gender neutral.”

Adding that she refuses to dress her baby in traditional “boy/girl clothes”, the former Voice UK star added: “I just want them to be who they want to be.”

Paloma previously opened up about her “difficult labour” in a handwritten note to fans that she posted on her Instagram page.

Paloma wants to have more children with her partner, Leyman. Copyright: [Instagram]
Paloma wants to have more children with her partner, Leyman. Copyright: [Instagram]

The heartfelt letter, which she shared on December 5 last year, Paloma praised the NHS as she revealed that she was forced to have an emergency caesarean.

She added: “I gave birth to my first child with whom I am over the moon, in love and delighted.”

Paloma announced her pregnancy with a similar note back in August 2016, revealing: “I have spent my whole life waiting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so.

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“I feel so lucky.”

Comic Russell Brand previously revealed that he and his now-wife, Laura Gallacher, were toying with the idea of raising their child as gender neutral too.

Speaking before his baby was born, Russell explained: “We don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept.”

The pair welcomed baby Mabel in November last year.

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