Katherine Ryan's partner wants 'sexy wife' back in his bed
Katherine Ryan’s partner has declared he wants his ‘sexy wife’ back in bed with him after the couple revealed they instead co-sleep with their young kids.
The comedian, 40, has been followed by cameras for the new reality series Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance.
Launching on Monday night, it also features her partner Bobby Kootstra , 40, and her three children.
The first episode introduced viewers to Katherine’s family, which includes her daughter Violet, 14, from a previous relationship.
The couple are also parents to son Fred, two, and daughter Fenna, one.
In the show, Katherine also explores out-of-the-box parenting ideas and meets families across the UK who are living and breathing them.
One of those is the concept of co-sleeping, with the couple explaining how they don’t share a bed together anymore.
Rather, Katherine sleeps alongside Fenna, while Bobby shares a different room with toddler Fred.
Discussing the situation, Bobby shared that the four of them had tried sleeping in the same room previously.
However he told viewers that the children kept waking each other up and they then decided it was better to split up between two bedrooms.
‘We’re both co-sleeping with someone. Bobby sleeps with Fred because I’m sleeping with Fenna. It’s really good for the children to have that,’ Katherine explained.
She then went on to share it worked well as her and Fenna would wake earlier than the boys, so in the morning she could focus on the ‘priority’ of pumping (breast milk), before doing any laundry and feeding her youngest daughter.
‘We have a nice little routine the girls and then the boys come down and it all goes crazy,’ she shared.
Also speaking about how their routine works, Bobby said he liked to call the sleeping arrangement with his son ‘man-to-man defence’.
‘We did try to have everyone in the same room, but the babies were kind of waking each other up, so we had to switch to separate rooms, which is a bit better but also I do kind of miss sleeping with my sexy wife,’ he added.
Bobby went on to share that despite the benefits of their routine, it was having an impact on other areas of their marriage.
‘It’s probably not been great for our intimacy. So, we kind of are missing a couple of different important connections I think for any relationship really,’ he said.
Later in the episode Katherine told Bobby she ‘missed’ sleeping with him, with her husband suggesting they may have to get used to it for another two years unless they had more children.
He jokingly added: ‘Who knows what will happen. I may be dead.’
Speaking to Metro.co.uk ahead of the show’s premiere, Katherine spoke about why she was continuing to co-sleep despite some of the challenges.
‘You have to have such a rock-solid marriage and so much patience because I do miss sleeping next to him, and I do feel like my skin has suffered from not sleeping a full night in the last two and a half years, not even once,’ she said.
‘I have friends who sleep train, and even though I think that’s wrong, I think they’re benefiting from better skin, a stronger marriage, a more peaceful day.’
Although she admitted she might be ‘wrong’ about pushing for co-sleeping, she ‘believes in it personally so much that I’m willing to sacrifice other things in my life’.
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