Tommy Mallett and Georgia Kousoulou discuss ‘overwhelming’ labour and call new baby Brody ‘the best thing ever’

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We have followed Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet’s romance since they first fell for each on The Only Way Is Essex i n 2014. And while many of their castmates have had break-ups play out of screen, this is one couple whose love has stood the test of time.

Fast forward seven years, and they are more in love than ever. Officially the show’s power couple, they have just moved into their newly renovated mansion and in May welcomed their first child, a boy called Brody.

And while they might have taken a step back from TOWIE to focus on their lives as parents, fans can get still get their fix of Tommy, 29, and Georgia, 30. In their new two-part ITVBe show , Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps, they’ve allowed the cameras into their home to film the build-up to Brody’s birth and how he has changed their lives.

Here, they tell us all about Brody’s arrival, how he has strengthened their relationship and whether fans might be hearing wedding bells soon…

Why did you guys decide to do this show?

Georgia: When they came to us with the idea, I was a bit like, “I don’t know. Is that a good thing to do?” But our whole relationship’s been on telly. The public has seen the whole journey. Why not have the baby’s journey?

It’s only two episodes, do you think you might do a full series following your life together as parents?

Tommy: We’ll have to see how it goes. I’ve got a lot to give! I think people will like the way it’s filmed. It’s different from what’s on telly at the minute.

Georgia: It would be nice if we could follow it on, but I don’t know what it’s like to be a mum, so I don’t want to sign myself up to anything until I feel comfortable.

So how was the birth?

Georgia: The safest way for us was to have a C-section. And, do you know what? I freaked out for the first five minutes and then
I just thought, “Well, this is the safest way for the baby to come into the world, for him and me.” And actually, I would do it again. It was incredible. Tommy was so good. He was stroking my head, keeping me calm. At one point, I was lying there and you can feel them tugging stuff and I was thinking, “Oh my God, this is so surreal.”

How did you feel witnessing the birth, Tommy?

Tommy: It was absolutely mental – the maddest four minutes I’ve ever experienced. I had my house music on as he was being born!

How emotional was it meeting Brody for the first time?

Tommy: People always say it’s the best feeling ever, but you don’t really understand it until you experience it.

Georgia: It was so overwhelming. I just cried thinking, “Is this normal? I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know how I feel.” It was just all different emotions. You cry, you’re looking at this little boy and he was staring into my eyes, I was thinking, “Oh my God – he’s mine.”

How has Brody completely changed your life?

Tommy: It’s been unbelievable, especially since he’s been smiling and laughing. It’s been the best thing ever. When I’m stressed with work, I know I can go in the room next door and see those two and he’s sitting there laughing – and you know what it’s all for. So it’s good. I just can’t wait to start taking them away and travelling and showing him the world.

What about your relationship?

Georgia: It’s so weird because obviously I loved Tommy before, but now it’s just a different love. He’s the father of my child. It’s a different bond that you can’t break. Genuinely, I did worry. I thought, “It could either go two ways here.” But it’s brought us closer. We’ve become a team – you have to be.

Do you think he looks like one of you in particular or a mixture of both of you?

Georgia: When he came out I said, “Oh my God, I’ve given birth to Tommy!” I genuinely could not believe that this baby looked so much like Tommy. I was so gobsmacked. I was thinking, “How can this little human look like someone so much?” Now he’s got his fullness in his face, I think his cheeks are me, because he’s got dimples like me. But his eyes are blue and they look like they’re staying blue – he’s quite fair. I think he’s Tommy, but then with some of my features.

Who do you think is going to be the strictest parent as Brody gets older?

Tommy: Me! I had a strict upbringing. I knew who the boss was – my dad. When my dad came into the room, I knew if I was playing up, I better stop because my dad was coming.

Do you feel a sense of pride in what your body has achieved, Georgia?

Georgia: Yeah! And every time Tommy p****s me off I remind him of that. I say, “I grew our child!” I’m proud because I’ve grown a human – I haven’t just sat there and done nothing, I’ve grown a human. I remind myself of that.

Tommy, you have spoken about your dyslexia. How will you share your experiences with Brody if he has it too?

Tommy: All you need is a little teeny bit of time. More time and a little helping hand goes a long way. I can live a happy, healthy, comfortable lifestyle. So I think I’ve done alright. I can show him that it won’t hold him back, like it didn’t hold me back.

Many fans are questioning whether there might be wedding bells for the pair of you soon?

Georgia: It’s just annoying because people just love to rush it in life. Honestly, people have expected me to get married and have children for the last seven years of my relationship, since we’ve been together. And it’s like, “Let’s just enjoy life. Stop rushing life.” We’ve had a child. That’s our main priority right now. I’m not in a rush to get married or even think about the second one. Let’s just enjoy this moment.

Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps is on tonight, 9pm, ITVBe

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