‘So many people have questioned us!’ Strictly’s Ola and James Jordan hit back at trolls who say ‘it’s wrong’ for them to share a bed with their three-year-old daughter Ella
Ola and James Jordan have hit back at trolls who claimed ‘it’s wrong’ for them to share a bed with their three-year-old daughter Ella.
The Strictly Come Dancing Professionals, who have been married since 2003, welcomed Ella in February 2020 after a round of IVF.
Speaking to The Sun on Thursday, the couple revealed that ‘so many people have questioned’ them about letting their daughter sleep in their bed.
Ola, 40, has dismissed the online trolls, saying ‘you just deal with it’ and ‘no one really knows what they’re doing’ when it comes to parenting.
James, 45, began: ‘So many people have questioned us about the fact we let Ella sleep in our bed, that was always the biggest thing and people said how wrong it is.’
Opinions: Ola and James Jordan have hit back at trolls who claimed ‘it’s wrong’ for them to share a bed with their three-year-old daughter Ella
Hitting back: Ola, 40, has dismissed the online trolls, saying ‘you just deal with it’ and ‘no one really knows what they’re doing’ when it comes to parenting
Ola continued: ‘You can never read the right book – you just deal with it and ask questions. No one is the same. We don’t really know what we’re doing, but no one does. Everyone has their opinions.
Confirming that Ella sleeps better when sharing their bed, she added: ‘You have to do what is right for you. Whether she sleeps with you or whether she doesn’t. It’s about doing what is right for you.’
It comes after Ola and James spoke out about the difficulty they have faced when another baby.
The former Strictly professionals who are parents to three-year-old Ella, revealed how the tot has been asking for a little brother or sister.
Speaking to OK! magazine on the red carpet of Friday night’s Together for Short Lives ball, the couple admitted that it’s tough for them.
James said: ‘We would love to but it’s not that easy for us. We would love her to have a brother or sister. She talks about it all the time too!’
Ola added: ‘She is so chatty, she just turned three years old on Monday. At three she’s quite switched on now, she’s quite aware of what’s going on.’
Speaking to The Sun about her daughter and the IVF process, Ola said: ‘We are very lucky it happened for us on the first attempt, and we’re extremely blessed to have Ella, she’s such a little character.’
Proud parents: She added: ‘You have to do what is right for you. Whether she sleeps with you or whether she doesn’t. It’s about doing what is right for you’
The dancing mum, who starred on the BBC show from 2006 – 2015 has made it clear that she would not rule out IVF treatment again, if it was needed.
Appearing on GB News last September, she said: ‘I would love to have more children if it happens naturally. If it doesn’t I will go for another IVF, yes.’
The Polish-born dancer went on to detail her struggle to conceive naturally, saying: ‘It’s really hard because you don’t know who to turn to.
‘Most of my friends used to get pregnant so easily. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t getting pregnant. I was healthy, fit, I was a professional dancer.’