Why Andy Lee ‘loves’ not having youngsters but with associate Rebecca Harding


Andy Lee has addressed the query he’s “continuously” requested about his relationship with long-term associate Rebecca Harding.

In an interview with Kate Langbroek for Mamamia’s No Filter podcast this week, the favored comic and media character opened up in regards to the public curiosity in when the couple of 10 years will begin a household.

“I’ve gone by occasions the place I believed I might, after which I’ve positively gone by patches of feeling, ‘I don’t suppose I need this in any respect’. We’ll see,” Lee stated, pointing on the market’s loads to “love” about his life as it’s.

“One factor I do love about not presently having youngsters is how out there I’m to my household. My mum, my dad and I have been down on the seaside home the opposite day they usually stated, ‘When are you going to begin a household?’

“And I stated, ‘You realise you wouldn’t be right here on this seaside home if I had my family and youngsters’. I feel I spend a lot time with them due to [being child-free].”

Lee added that he enjoys “being out there to folks. It’s one thing that I really like with associates – being a dependable supply to name upon”.

Parenthood, he stated, doesn’t negate your capability to be a superb mate, he added, however “it’s all-consuming. Naturally, folks flip inward after they have their very own youngsters.”

“I do positively fear that having my family signifies that I give that up,” he advised Langbroek.

“[Having kids] could possibly be the appropriate resolution sooner or later. Folks suppose that’s egocentric. However it’s not – I get a number of self-worth. And if anybody calls, I’m joyful to go and work out what we have to do, to be a buddy.”

Given the longevity of his and Harding’s relationship, each time the couple posts a photograph – notably whereas away on vacation – it elicits a stream of feedback like: “Put a hoop on it, mate” and “Come on, Andy, it’s time to get down with the diamond”.

In the end, Lee stated, marriage isn’t “tremendous essential” for the couple – and whereas he thinks Harding could be “a tremendous mum”, the “unfair stress” to begin having kids is way from useful.

“There’s no rub between Bec and I on that entrance. As a result of she additionally doesn’t need [kids] proper now. That is the misunderstanding,” he stated.

“Like if we posted an image of us someplace, everybody’s like, ‘Why haven’t you proposed?’ or ‘Are you engaged?’. No.”

Chatting with Stellar in a joint interview in 2022 in regards to the stress for them to get married, Harding famous these conditions will be tougher for ladies in terms of public scrutiny.

“It’s actually unfair, and there’s additionally stress to have youngsters, as properly,” she stated.

“And sadly for ladies, we do have somewhat little bit of a clock that’s ticking.”

She added that the couple is “loving the place we’re at, actually”.

“We’ve purchased a home. We’ve acquired a canine, and we’ve got just a few different tasks, too.”