Molly-Mae quits her £5million-a-year job after eye-opening realisation about being a mum

Molly-Mae Hague has stepped down as the Creative Director of PrettyLittleThing

Molly Mae quits her £5million-a-year job after eye-opening realisation about being a mum
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Molly-Mae Hague has confirmed her resignation as the Creative Director of PrettyLittleThing, citing her desire to focus on baby Bambi as her motivation for leaving. 

The Love Island runner-up shared the news in her most recent Youtube upload, entitled, "Drive With Me Q&A!" 

In the nearly 24-minute-long video, Molly answers several fan questions while driving around her local area. Perhaps one of the biggest updates of the post was her announcement that she is quitting her job as Creative Director of PrettyLittleThing to focus on her and Tommy Fury's daughter Bambi, whose name divided fans when it was announced. 

"There is actually one quite big thing that I probably should talk about, I haven’t posted anything about it yet but I’m probably going to post something about it around the time this video goes live," Molly, who gave birth in January at London's private Portland Hospital, said.

"Over the last few weeks, I definitely realised that I'm only going to get this time once with my first-born child and I'm only going to get Bambi being four months old once." 

Molly Mae quits her £5million-a-year job

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Molly went on to explain that she feels she's had to "rearrange my life a little bit and lose some commitments that I did have."

The former ITV reality star was appointed Creative Director of the UK-based fast fashion giant, PrettyLittleThing, in August 2021. It was reported that Molly signed a £500,000 deal with the company and went on to receive a monthly salary of nearly £400,000, having previously served as one of its biggest ambassadors.

During her time at PrettyLittleThing, the social media influencer released a number of collections and regularly promoted the brand online. Despite being "so grateful" to have been offered the job, Molly said that she is now determined to give her energy to motherhood. 

"There is no drama, there is absolutely no tea… nothing has gone on," she added. "The last thing I would want to be is in a role that I can’t fulfil right this moment.”

Molly also revealed she had never taken "maternity leave", having returned to work straight after giving birth "because my work is my phone." 

Elsewhere in the video, Molly stops by a Starbucks to order an Iced Vanilla Latte, ham and cheese egg bites, and a pot of porridge. 

Fans were quick to praise the Hertfordshire native for her decision, with many taking to the comment section below the Youtube video to voice their support. 

"I’m so proud of you Molly, for making the decision to step down from a position so you can spend time with Bambi," one person wrote, while another said, "You’re the creative director of something much bigger, your daughter. Responsibilities and commitments suit different seasons of our lives." 

Emma Dooney
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Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for Goodto. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.