Lorraine Kelly has spilled the beans on how she’s trying to fill the void with her daughter living thousands of miles away.
The TV presenter, who was talking to the Mail on Sunday, has revealed how much she misses her daughter, Rosie, 23, who is currently working and living in Singapore.
Since her daughter left the family home, her and her husband have downsized, moving into a boathouse in Buckinghamshire.
The star admits she’s shared her pain of missing Rosie with celebrity friends, saying, “I was talking to Dawn French, whose daughter, Billy, is a bit older than Rosie, about this just the other day.
“We raise them to be headstrong, independent women. But then when they grow up and leave us to become strong, independent women, it’s like… oh. OK. It’s a wrench.”
But a new addition to their family, around Christmas, has filled some of the void for the TV celebrity.
In December they welcomed Angus, their new border terrier puppy, to the family. Since the addition Lorraine has shared many pictures of the little dog on social media – even introducing Angus to her celebrity guests.
The 58- year-old mother of one knew that the pet pooch couldn’t replace Rosie, but wanted some more company, “We were settled in our new place, but it still felt like there was something missing,” she said.
“Our last dog Rocky died four years ago, aged 12, and we were heartbroken. I do know that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas but there were all sorts of good reasons for getting him then, including Rosie coming home.”
And even though she misses Rosie, Angus has reminded her how great it is to be a dog owner again. “Borders are great wee characters and really popular. He’s been on TV with me and was really good, but although we’re all mad about him he is properly trained and we’re in charge.”
We can see why Angus is so popular Lorraine, he’s adorable!