Actress is already mum to daughter Gracie

Anna Friel has admitted she’d love a baby with boyfriend Rhys Ifans – but she’s not sure she’s ready yet.

The former Brookside star has a daughter – Gracie, 7 – from her relationship with actor David Thewlis and she’s keen on extending her brood at some point.

‘I do want another child,’ says Anna, 36.

‘But it’s not something I want to rush into at this point with Rhys. I think he’d like his own child, but I’m not sure we’re ready yet.’

Anna has been dating Rhys, 45, for two years and, even though the pair are both in the public eye, Anna says her man is actually quite shy.

‘Mostly, Rhys lives at my house in Windsor,’ the actress tells Easy Living.

‘Of course we go out together but you don’t really see us pictured together. We try not to make anything public because it can make relationships harder.

‘He’s shy when it comes to that kind of thing.’

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