Precious Moments: Jourdan Dunn

Precious moments: Jourdan Dunn

The supermodel and clothes designer talks about balancing her hectic career with being a mum to six-year-old Riley

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Did you always want to be a mum?
It was a shock finding out I was going to be a mum so young (she was 19), but I really wouldn’t have it any other way now. I want to have the same relationship with Riley that I have with my mum – we’re super-tight.

Describe birth in one word!

OMG!

No, really, how was it?
When I was in labour I had doctors and nurses saying, ‘Miss Dunn, you need to be quiet, you’re scaring the other mothers,’ because I was shouting so much. My advice would be to have someone with you who is very calm and will put you in a good space. Although that does all go out of the window, ha!

What does he think of you being a supermodel?

 He’d never seen me work. He’d just seen the images of me, and then he did get excited. But we shot the range for M&S together –
it was the first time he’d been in front of a professional camera, the first time on a shoot. It was good for him to see what I actually do. He said, ‘Can I come with you all the time now?’ Sometimes other kids will say to him, ‘Your mum’s famous,’ and he’ll ask me if I am, but I just say, ‘What? No-oo!’

How do you fit everything in?
I juggle my work around Riley. I’m lucky that I’m able to do that, I have great agents who understand that I’m a mother first and will work around my schedule – and Riley’s – to make it all work. I love coming back to London when I’ve been away; it’s grounding to just chill with Riley at home.

 

Lil’ LonDunn by Jourdan Dunn is at marksandspencer.com. She was chatting to Ali Horsfall.

Read the full interview with Jourdan in the August issue of Gurgle magazine, in stores July 1st.

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