Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gemma Atkinson, 35, dancer Gorka Marquez, 29, welcomed their first youngster collectively, daughter Mia, in July final 12 months. At the moment, the radio host took to Instagram to disclose why she determined to vary her consuming habits.
In view of her 1.three million followers, she shared a video of animals alongside a prolonged caption.
Inside her message, she stated she had given up consuming meat after seeing a hen together with her chicks throughout a current outing.
“A fast little story,” she started. “I haven’t eaten any pink meat (beef, lamb, pork, duck) since my mid 20’s.”
She added: “I noticed a video years in the past on a slaughter home and determined then and there I used to be executed.
“I continued to eat fish and sometimes hen, however once I had Mia, one thing modified.”
She added: “I don’t know if changing into a mum has ‘made me smooth’ nevertheless it definitely woke one thing in me that made me much more compassionate.
“We went on considered one of our many walks and handed a farm final 12 months. I noticed a hen together with her chicks.
“Enjoying with them, caring for them and defending them, and it simply clicked that she was a mom too.”
“However for me, that was my selection and I’m simply unhappy I didn’t make it sooner.
“Not just for my conscience however bodily, I really feel nice!”
The Hits radio presenter added that regardless of her way of life change, Gorka nonetheless continues to eat fish.
She defined: “Gorks nonetheless eats fish and we make a veggie meal at residence and he provides his stuff to it individually and that’s how we function at Casa de Atko Marquez!”
Gemma’s publish prompted considered one of her followers to question which meals she’s going to feed her daughter.
She replied: “She’ll eat veggie dishes once I prepare dinner for her and fish when Gorks cooks for her, and when she’s sufficiently old she will make the selection for herself.”
The previous Strictly Come Dancing contestant and Gorka have been relationship for 2 years.
They met on the BBC dance present again in 2017, the place she danced with Aljaž Škorjanec and he danced with Alexandra Burke.
The dancing duos made it to the ultimate if the present, however missed out on the Glitterball trophy to Katya Jones and Joe McFadden.