Lorraine Kelly has opened up on the heartache she faced over being apart from her daughter Rosie during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rosie, 24, has spent the past few years living and studying in Singapore and when the health crisis first began taking hold of the world, feared she may not be able to make it home to spend lockdown with her telly presenter mum and her dad, Steve.
Luckily, Rosie was able to catch a flight back to the UK and be reunited with her parents.
Speaking on having Rosie home during the global pandemic, Lorraine came close to tears, saying, “Every mother will know what I’m saying – there’s just nothing like the smell of your child’s hair.
“Rosie always smells so good. I’m trying not to be too teary, because I don’t want to embarrass her, but being able to hold her after all that time was just fantastic,” she told YOU.
“When you’re living through such scary times, you want your child with you.”
After entering the UK, Rosie decided to self-isolate in a London flat for two weeks, in order to lessen the risk of her passing on the virus to her mum and dad.
“Being able to finally hug Mum was lovely but a bit surreal,” Rosie sweetly said.
It comes after Lorraine broke down in tears live on Good Morning Britain when she chatted to Rosie via video link, before she returned home.
As Rosie explained what life was like overseas, Lorraine began to well up when the interview drew to a close.
“It’s so good to talk to you, baby. It’s been lovely to see your wee face! I do miss you. Stay safe love,” she said with teary eyes.
Having witnessed the emotional moment, viewers took to social media to commend Lorraine on handling the tough time so well.
‘What a fantastic journalist you are. So so brave interviewing Rosie at this difficult time. I’m in tears here for you, what a lovely daughter you have,’ wrote one.
‘Watching @lorraine and seeing her attempting to keep her crying under control while speaking to her daughter over video call is heartbreaking, daughter is in a different country and lorraine is worried like any mother would be, pulled at a few heart strings of mine,’ penned a second.