Rachel is featured in a brand new magazine spread in OK. The interview speaks of Baby Bump, Amelie, and an S Club reunion among other exciting topics, Read the excerpt from the website below, or click the picture above to proceed to the magazine scans!
She’s currently expecting her second child with husband Alex Bourne – and with the birth-date looming, Rachel Stevens was spotted stocking up on some last minute essentials. The former S Club 7 star’s baby bump was hard to miss beneath her thick winter jacket as she called into a London branch of Mothercare on Monday. Rachel, who announced her second pregnancy in September, was assisted by a dutiful member of staff following what appeared to be a heavy spending spree.
Indeed, the 35-year-old singer looked on as the Mothercare employee pulled bags from her overflowing trolley and loaded them into the back of her car. With so many bags and so little space, he looked rather puzzled while casting a thoughtful eye over the several remaining bags and the limited room he had to store them. Standing by his side, heavily pregnant Rachel looked casual, with a pair of black jeans and conventional ankle-boots rounding off her outfit.
Given her low-key outing the accessories were kept to a minimum, with the large leather handbag that hung from her right arm the only visible addition to a very relaxed ensemble. Rachel married her husband Alex Bourne in a romantic ceremony at London’s Claridges’ Hotel in August 2009, and the star made no secret of the fact that the couple were keen to become parents. The couple already have a two-year-old daughter Amelie, who is said to be excited at the prospect of having a new brother or sister.
The family are is set to welcome her new arrival into the world in early 2014. Announcing the happy news in September, Rachel tweeted: ‘Alex and I are so happy to find out that we are pregnant again and can’t wait to meet our new little member of the family early next year. ‘Needless to say, we’re all super excited, especially Amelie who is looking forward to meeting her new little brother or sister.’
Special thanks to our dear friend Lorna for the scans!
Rachel spoke last night to OK Magazine – A few exciting things she discussed, she said that she is due to give birth in the next three months (So i’m not sure if that includes December, January, and February or January, February, March….?), She announced she is returning to work and has a possible fashion project coming out. She also discusses Christmas and a wee bit more. Watch below!
Rachel had a very lengthy interview with Daily Mail, In the interview Rachel seemingly takes a look back at her career and hits on different subjects including being in S Club and hating her time in the band, Her bitter relationship with her father, Strictly Come Dancing, and the meeting regarding the S Club reunion.
There are few times when Rachel Stevens’ new life as a mother, and her old one as a sex symbol and No 1 pop star, collide. But when they do it’s almost always at children’s parties. Reach, the S Club 7 song Rachel and her six bandmates had a hit with in 2000, may be more than a decade old but its catchy beat still makes it a firm favourite when it comes to toddler discos. ’Whenever it comes on everyone looks at me to see how I’ll react,’ she smiles. ‘I think it’s brilliant that people are still playing our music. But all that stuff feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed.’
S Club 7 split up ten years ago and Rachel, as the band’s most famous face and resident FHM poster girl, went on to have a successful solo career and even acted in a couple of films. But then record sales fell and it went a bit quiet. Next came Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 (Rachel came second behind actor Tom Chambers). But then, just as she had our attention again, she vanished. That was thanks to Amelie, her two-year-old daughter with property developer husband Alex Bourne. Rachel, 35, has enjoyed a quiet couple of years being a mother, but now she’s ready to get back to work.
‘Being in a band gave me a strong work ethic and I’ve always been very driven,’ she says. ‘I’ve loved spending time with Amelie but I knew I needed to do something else. If she worried about being forgotten she needn’t have. She’s just become the face of Next’s Petites range, for women 5ft 3in and under, while from now until September you’ll see her face all over bottles of Belu water. Proceeds will go to WaterAid – she’s an ambassador for the charity – and on a recent trip to Ethiopia in that capacity she says she met a single mother of eight who had to walk miles to get a bucket of dirty water, which certainly made Rachel appreciate her life a little more.
Since being ‘spotted’ in the canteen at Sony Records (at the time she was dreaming of becoming a fashion buyer and was only there to have lunch with her brother), and signed up to the band by Spice Girls Svengali Simon Fuller before he’d even heard her sing, Rachel has always happily admitted that, although she’s ambitious, there’s never been a plan. She’d quite like to try her hand at more acting (the S Club 7 singers also starred in their own faux reality show, a kind of modern-day version of The Monkees) and she’s even been discussing – feel free to squeal or shriek depending on your taste – an S Club reunion.
‘We met at Tina Barrett’s flat and it was like we’d never been apart,’ she says. ‘It was really chilled. We talked about getting back together and although we all have our own stuff going on right now, if the right thing came up it could be fun.’ Read More…
I’ve found some old/rare scans of Rachel dating back to her S Club days, It’s a real blast from the past with some pictures, and articles i’ve never seen before.
Click the link above to proceed to our gallery! Remember you saw them here first!!
Rachel is in the latest issue of “Big Issue” on News Stands now!
Former S Club star and WaterAid ambassador Rachel Stevens on returning to her first love – music. With modeling campaigns to front and fashion designing to get her teeth stuck into to, music has had to take a back seat in Rachel Stevens’ life.
But after an onstage revival recently whetted her appetite, the ex-S Club lovely and LA-Ex singer, 34, insists she is hopeful of returning to her first love. “I was back on stage performing a couple of weeks ago at a big Next staff party and I absolutely loved it,” Rachel told The Big Issue.
“I sang LA Ex live for the first time in years and I was so nervous beforehand. But in the end it was just like riding a bike – you don’t do it for so long but it comes back to you immediately. “Singing and performing is my first love and it has definitely made me want to get back out there again.”
Detailing her strict routine as part of the My Week interview, Rachel reflected on her recent stint in Ethiopia as part of her ambassador role with Water Aid and also insists that she is finally starting to learn the elusive tricks of motherhood. She said: “My time in Ethiopia was overwhelming at first and very emotional but at the same time quite uplifting. We visited two rural projects and one in the slums.
“In the first site, where the water well hadn’t yet been installed, there were hundreds of children in this small area that had to walk miles for access to clean water and who couldn’t go to school because they had to look after sick family members, but all of them were so positive. It put things into perspective for me.” On juggling a hectic work schedule with being a mum, Rachel added: “The first three months of being a mum were crazy. Knowing that you have complete responsibility for this tiny little person is daunting, but it has got easier with time.”
To read the full interview with Rachel Stevens buy this week’s Big Issue, on sale now.
Thanks to Mikay over at Rachel Junkie we’ve got a scan of the interview!
Lorna has donated the scans from the Spring/Summer collection of The Next Catalog. Click the picture above to proceed to our gallery!
When I first look in the mirror, I see a little nose. When I was young, everyone would tease me – they used to grab it and call it a little button. I don’t think it’s grown much since. Now, my daughter has exactly the same nose and I do the same thing to her.
These days I don’t have time to scrutinise my looks – I’ve got my daughter shouting for me and so my routine is very quick: moisturise, then a little bit of base, lip gloss and mascara. That’s it.
Now that I’m 34, I see the little lines and everything changing, but I’m trying to embrace it. It’s a good thing. I’ve always been passionate about fashion. I picked it up from my mum, who loved her clothes and dressing up; she always looked really glamorous. I can see it starting over in my two-year-old daughter. It’s quite scary to see how quickly she’s taken to it: copying me doing my make-up and trying on my heels. It’s funny to watch.
Being in S Club meant I spent most of my teenage years in public, which did shape how I saw myself. I’m in a business where it’s all about looks and, as a mother, I want to teach my daughter not to get too distracted by what’s on the surface. We all love glamour and dressing up, but I’ll be telling her that’s not what makes you different or special. It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin – that’s what I hope to pass on to my daughter.
It’s that time of year again. Rachel fell short of entering the Hot 100 last year, but, let’s redeem ourselves. Simply click the image above to proceed to the FHM Website. Vote for Rachel as many times as humanly possible. Voting for the competition ends on April 11th! So we have a little over a month!