Julia Bradbury has posed with her glamorous mother Chrissi for an unique photoshoot in HELLO! journal. The tv presenter – who turns 50 in July – and Chrissi, 82, are very shut. “We see each other most weeks and we’re very involved as a family,” says Julia, and she is filled with reward for her mother. “I could not have had a more loving, secure childhood. I don’t think we’ve ever been in any doubt about the love there was, and that’s the greatest security you can offer your children. And I’m trying to give that to my children.”
“I could not have had a more loving, secure childhood,” says Julia
“My mum is very driven, determined and stubborn, all traits that I’ve inherited. But she’s very cautious. I did a rock-climbing series once which ended up with me climbing a vertical sea stack in Sutherland [in Scotland], which is 60m high and quite dangerous, but I only told her about it afterwards.” Says Chrissi: “She sat me down in front of the TV, held my hand, looked me in the eyes and said: ‘I’ve done it, yes it was dangerous, and now you can see it.’ I did nothing but cry the whole way through.”
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And she additionally helped her daughter when she underwent 4 rounds of IVF therapy to conceive five-year-old twin daughters Xanthe and Zena. “She was amazing,” the previous Countryfile presenter explains. “IVF is not pleasant, so it was a matter of getting the balance right between sharing the right moments and not exposing her to too much pain as I knew it would be painful for her to see me going through it.”
Mother and daughter additionally just lately appeared in an episode of ITV1 collection The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury, wherein they explored Chios collectively, house to 82-year-old Chrissi’s ancestors. “It was an amazing thing to do together, at this stage in our lives, a seminal moment in our relationship,” Julia tells HELLO! “We were in Greece, our homeland, going on this adventure and tracing Mum’s roots, and for it to be immortalised on film was a lovely, special thing to do.”
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