Rebecca Ferguson has embraced post-baby figure

Rebecca Ferguson insists she's not putting any pressure on herself to lose her baby weight since giving birth to her daughter Arabella last October.

Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson is "really happy in her own skin" and is not in any rush to lose her baby weight.

The 28-year-old singer gave birth to her third child, daughter Arabella, last October but rather than putting pressure on herself to shift the pounds she is focusing on her new baby.

Speaking to MailOnline, she revealed: "I'm really happy in my own skin, it's other people who aren't happy. People say, 'Oh, Becky don't you want to lose a few pounds", and I'm like, 'I'm really content, I'm the happiest I've ever been.' It's funny how the world (perceives) how you should be after pregnancy now, they think you should snap back into shape especially if you're in the public eye. I say it's OK to enjoy your baby ... I'm not bothered. I feel like I'm tired as it is. I've got a newborn baby, I'm juggling motherhood and my career if I started to really starve myself I wouldn't be able to do my job."

Rebecca - who also has two children, Lillie May and Karl, from a previous relationship - is now separated from Arabella's father and so far he has not been involved in his daughter's life.

The former 'X Factor' contestant channelled her feelings about the split into a new album, 'Lady Sings The Blues' a collection of Billie Holiday songs out in March, and admits it was a very cathartic experience.

She explained: "It was a sad time as most people know. but it also made me realise what I want in life ... Having a baby has changed me as a person as I'm not interested in going out with the girls. I think all new mothers are like that really, it goes on the back seat. I think Arabella has completed me she made me grow up, she made me value myself ... (Making the album) was a really positive thing for me to do while I was having my daughter. It was a nice escape and a great way for me to channel my emotions."

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