Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky revealed in a new interview that her marriage has “suffered” since the birth of her second child.
The former reality star recently gave birth to son Riley Doran Manno, whom she shares with husband Kevin Manno. The couple is also parents to a daughter, Molly Sullivan.
People Magazine reported that Fedotowsky revealed that she didn’t realize how difficult it would be juggling the needs of two little ones under the age of 2-years-old.
The former reality star, who accepted an engagement ring in 2010 from Roberto Martinez on the finale of The Bachelorette, wed Manno in 2017.
The Bachelorette alum admitted to Entertainment Tonight, “Life is really hard right now.”
“It’s a lot. Our relationship suffers. I’d love to say, ‘Oh yeah, me and my husband are passionately making out on the side with our two kids.’ I’m not even sure I’ve made out with my husband in a really long time.”
“My husband and I have not slept in the same bed in two months,” she continued to ET. “He does a morning radio show, so he works really early and I need him to get good sleep. Even on weekends, when he’s not doing his show, I need him to get good sleep so he can wake up with Molly, so I can get a few extra hours of sleep.”
Fedotowsky revealed that Manno sleeps in the guest room and she shares the couple’s room with the baby. The situation, albeit stressful for the duo, is temporary.
We love this little dude! Riley is officially 1 week old! Happy 1st week of life little guy!!! Blogged all about our first days home with @rileymanno and the important lesson I learned. I needed to learn it #linkinbio #ALILUVS #motherhood #twoundertwo #newbornbaby #newborn #babyboy P.S. Molly refused to be in this photo. #Toddlers
“We love each other so much. We know that this is a time where the kids are coming first and we are going to have to eventually put our relationship first,” she said. “And we will, but we’re in the thick of it [now].”
Fedotowsky has kept it real for her Instagram followers about life post-pregnancy, including body acceptance after a baby. In an Instagram post earlier this month, she shared pics that showed off her scars, loose skin, and tummy.
The former reality star revealed to ET that she felt “it was important to show” just what having a baby does to a woman’s body and that it’s beautiful no matter what expectations are put on women by society to “bounce back” after baby.
“I had no idea how many women needed to see that. I was blown away by the response of woman… I wasn’t expecting the response. It’s just so cool to see how many women that post inspired to love themselves more and accept themselves more,” she remarked to ET.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays on ABC.