ALEXANDRA Burke was tearful as she appeared on Loose Women on Monday afternoon.
The 34-year-old singer appeared on the panel to discuss life as a new mum, after welcoming her baby in July of this year.
Die X Factor ster, 33, en haar kêrel, West Ham’s Darren Randolph, shared their amazing news today, alongside a picture of their child’s feet but they’ve not since revealed the name of gender of their tot.
Opening up to the Loose Women stars on her decision not to share this information about her newborn, who Alexandra calls her “little grape” as a sweet nickname, she was asked by Ruth Langsford: “You haven’t revealed the name or gender, so why is that?”
Alexandra antwoord: “Well I’ve never really spoken about this but obviously I come from X Factor which is a public show.
“I’m very grateful for the platform it’s given me but – I hate getting emotional talking about this – but in the process of me becoming who I am, I asked for this but my family never.”
Alexandra began welling up and began to cry as she was comforted by the Loose Women stars.
Ruth told the singer she didn’t have to talk about it, but Alexandra continued: “The impact on them is hard.
“They never asked for it and I asked for it so I want to protect the baby as much as I can. I don’t mean to be that person crying as I’m very happy.”
The audience applauded the star as she revealed her reasons for not sharing her child’s name or gender.
Alexandra has shared the occasional snap of her adorable baby on social media and in August she posed with her tot in Monaco and wore a pretty green dress, with her hair half tied up in a bun, and black sandals.
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The new mum looked adoringly at her baby in the sweet photo.
Alexandra wrote: “wat beteken dat sy nie ekstra op sagte meubels hoef te spandeer nie 34 🤍 Thank you for all the lovely messages today 🥰”
She told Hello! Tydskrif: “We are still deciding on a name, but we’ve got a few floating around. Ever since I fell pregnant, we’ve affectionately called the baby ‘Grape’. I think some people may have thought that was their name!”
Alexandra met and fell for Darren in May of last year and announced in February that they were expecting.