Sheâ€™s quit LA to come back to the UK, but far from missing the sun, Nadine Coyle tells Closer sheâ€™s looking forward to a wintry Christmas.
Nadine moved Stateside in 2007 to open a restaurant with her family. In 2008, she met American footballer Jason Bell, 37, and last year the couple welcomed their daughter, Anaiya. But the Irish-born star reveals that sheâ€™s eager to move back to London for good.
â€œThis year, Iâ€™m going between London and Ireland for Christmas, and Iâ€™m so excited” says Nadine, who recently duetted with Westlifeâ€™s Shane Filian on his new album. â€œIâ€™ve been in the UK for the past few months and I want to move back here permanently.â€
And Nadine could be looking to build bridges now sheâ€™s moved across the pond. The star has a famously frosty relationship with her Girls Aloud bandmates, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Kimberley Walsh,
Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding, once
Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle on why she’s hoping for a chilly Christmas, how motherhood has relaxed her and going OTT on gifts…
describing them as â€œcolleaguesâ€ rather than â€œfriendsâ€. However, she recently suggested a reunion could be on the cards, revealing: â€œI hope so.â€
And she admits sheâ€™s delighted to be back on home turf, adding: â€œIâ€™m not missing LA at all and Iâ€™m actually enjoying the cold winter here. In LA, itâ€™s constant sun. You feel bad if you donâ€™t want to leave the house and do anything!â€ Meanwhile, Nadine, 30, tells us she loves showering her friends and family with festive gifts. She says: â€œIâ€™m extravagant and I buy ridiculous stuff that no one needs! I once bought my little nieo a pink toy Corvette. She lives in LA and you could always tell where she was because her wee Corvette would be parked there!â€
But the star insists sheâ€™s not a diva when it comes to her own Christmas list.
She says: â€œIâ€™ve just had my bathroom redone. That was my present to myself. I know I sound like an old lady, but Iâ€™m very happy so I donâ€™t need anything else!â€
COOKING UP A STORM
Keen cook Nadine admits she canâ€™t wait to get in the kitchen over the holidays. â€œIâ€™ve been in charge of cooking Christmas dinner since I was 12!â€ she says. â€œMy speciality is loads of side dishes like stuffings, roast veg and potatoes -1 get creative with them.
â€œIâ€™m a healthy eater and I cook that way for Anaiya too. But my mum is a typical Irish mum who loves to spoil her kids. The other day, Anaiya said â€˜chocolateâ€™. I donâ€™t feed her that so I knew my mum must have done! â€
Nadine – who is fronting the Carbon
Monoxide Be Alarmed! campaign, after a scare five years ago when her boiler leaked gas – tells Closer sheâ€™s transformed since becoming a mother last year.
She says: â€œI feel laid back about everything else because my main concern is making sure Anaiya, whoâ€™s 22 months, is OK. Iâ€™ve learnt a lot about myself, mainly that Iâ€™m more relaxed than I realised. Iâ€™m more stressed babysitting other peopleâ€™s kids! With Anaiya, Iâ€™m like: â€˜Oh yeah, thatâ€™s fine, you can do that.â€™â€
Nadine found fame in Girls Aloud at the age of 17 and says sheâ€™ll be supportive if her daughter wants to follow in her musical footsteps. â€œI wouldnâ€™t stop her,â€ she says. â€œIâ€™ve had such a great time in music – itâ€™s always been an amazing place for me.â€
Nadine is supporting the Carbon Monoxide Be Alarmed! campaign to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information, visit www.co-bealarmed.co.uk.
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