Sam Faiers has revealed no longer sleeps in the same bed as her partner Paul Knightley and in tonight's episode of The Mummy Diaries she explains why.
Sam and Paul have two young children together – two-year-old Paul and four-month-old Rosie – who they dote over regularly.
Like many couples, Sam and Paul have found that their relationship has changed since becoming parents.
In the third episode of The Mummy Diaries, which airs tonight at 9pm on ITVBe, Sam and Paul discuss when they’ll next share a bed.
The couple are very open on the show and previously Sam broke down in tears as she revealed her fears that she couldn’t give both children equal attention.
In tonight’s episode (Wednesday 28 March), 27-year-old Sam says to her boyfriend: ‘So how long do you think it’s going to be until we’re back in the same bed? I estimate about three years. I miss cuddling you in bed, it feels weird don’t you think?’
Paul replies: ‘Once Rosie goes through the night, you can get back in with us.’
A little surprised that Paul is so relaxed about the situation, Sam asks: ‘You don’t like me cuddling you anyway?’
But, as most tired parents can probably relate, Paul says it’s not a case of not wanting to cuddle it’s just that he enjoys being able to get some shut eye! He said: ‘I do but when I’m going to sleep I like to just lay on my own.’
Sam smiled but further hinted that she misses the intimacy and affection of sharing a bed. She said: ‘Well I like to be cuddled and cuddle’, before turning to the camera and adding: ‘I’m not going to lie, I do miss sharing a bed with Big Paul. I think we’ve got into such a routine with going into separate beds and sleeping with the kids.’
Sam continued: ‘It’s just become normal to us and I look forward to the day that I can get back into my lovely luxurious bed.’
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