Gemma Strong Rachel Riley admits she is lacking her mum and dad during lockdown as she opens up about life with child Maven
Rachel Riley is perhaps benefiting from her time with husband Pasha Kovalev and their child daughter Maven, however there is one side of lockdown she is actually combating. The Countdown star has admitted she is actually lacking seeing her mother and father, Celia and Christopher, and revealed her mum not too long ago displayed signs of coronavirus. “I can’t see my mum, and my dad has got a couple of health conditions,” Rachel, 34, advised the Metro. “We have seen my mum once in the park from a distance, but you can’t change things because it is a health matter. We think my mum had coronavirus in the early stages as well, but fingers crossed we will be able to see her soon and she can give the baby a squish.”
Rachel Riley pictured along with her mum Celia
On the plus aspect, she added: “We are secretly enjoying some of [lockdown] now, and having a new baby, it’s forcing me and Pasha to have some time off where we wouldn’t have been with the baby the whole time.”
WATCH: Rachel Riley reveals Pasha Kovalev’s mum is self-isolating with them
Rachel and former Strictly dancer Pasha, 40, are at present self-isolating together with his mom Galina, who was left stranded within the UK on account of the lockdown restrictions. “Pasha is only speaking in Russian to her [Maven] and I’m speaking poor Russian and English, obviously,” she previously revealed. “Pasha’s mum was visiting when lockdown happened – from Siberia. So she’s still with us because she’s been stranded here for an extended period of time.” Rachel added: “So Mave is getting an extra dose of Russian. Hopefully, she won’t pick up my accent because that would be awful!”
Rachel and Pasha welcomed child Maven in December
Rachel and Pasha welcomed their daughter, whose full title is Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva, on 15 December 2019, two weeks after her due date. Prior to her arrival, the couple eloped to Las Vegas in May final 12 months, shortly after asserting that they have been anticipating a child.