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Konnie Huq reveals she gave Charlie Brooker ultimatum before they married

Danny Thompson
·Contributor
·2-min read
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Charlie Brooker and Konnie Huq attend the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Charlie Brooker and Konnie Huq attend the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Konnie Huq has told how she gave husband Charlie Brooker an ultimatum when he said he did not want to have children.

The couple have been married for ten years, but former Blue Peter star Huq has revealed their relationship almost didn’t happen after differing over the decision to have kids.

However, Huq, 45, has told how she always saw herself as a mother, and was forced to explain to Brooker that if he did not wish to have babies, she was “not really interested”.

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The pair now have boys Covey, eight, and Huxley, six.

Speaking on the Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast, Huq opened up about the ultimatum.

She told hosts Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe: "He didn't want kids but he hadn't met the right person and all that changed. I said, 'I am not really interested unless I am going to have kids.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 24: Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival at International Conference Centre on August 24, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Martin Grimes/Getty Images)
Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival at International Conference Centre on August 24, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Martin Grimes/Getty Images)

"And so... he obviously saw the gene pool that I possessed and thought 'it wouldn't be right!' I dunno, he just sort of changed his mind.

"I always wanted to be a mum. I always thought I'd have three. Two was just a nuclear family, so boring.

"Three is a dynasty, three is like a team and then I had two and I was like 'no way!' Two is company and three's a crowd."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30:  Konnie Huq and her sons Covey Brooker Huq and Huxley Brooker Huq attend a BAFTA screening of PAW Patrol Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown before the episode premieres on Nick Jr on Monday 2nd October at BAFTA on September 30, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
Konnie Huq and her sons Covey and Huxley attend a BAFTA screening of PAW Patrol Mission PAW: Quest for the Crown, September 30, 2017 in London. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Speaking about why their relationship works for them, Huq went on: “Me and Charlie yin and yang well.

"I always say I am really analogue and Charlie is really digital. My oldest is digital and my youngest is analogue.

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"The eldest is like his dad... he likes tinkering around with gadgets. The younger one loves getting out there and being sociable. He is a classic boy.”

The couple married in Las Vegas in 2010 after they had been dating for nine months.

Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast featuring Huq is available online now.

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