Alex Jones reveals why she won’t be having more children

Alex Jones reveals why she won't be having more children

Alex Jones has said she will not have any more children for environmental reasons.

The One Show presenter, 42, is mother to two sons with husband Charlie Thomson but said they will not add to their family.

Edward, known as Teddy, was born in January 2017, followed by Kit in May 2019.

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Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz played a joke on The One Show presenter Alex Jones with the help of (left to right) Vidhit Nihal, 8, Kelsey Wheatley, 7, and Lucy Subbiah, 9 during The One Show for BBC Children in Need.
Alex Jones arriving at the IWC London Film Festival Gala Dinner, Shoreditch, London
Alex Jones leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London after hosting The One Show.
Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, outside the BBC after appearing on the One Show.
Alex Jones and Christine Lampard during the UKTV Live new season launch at Claridge's hotel, London.
Alex Jones during the press day for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 at Hampton Court, London.
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 in association with Next, Berkeley Square Gardens, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to (left-right) Ellis Jones, Hollie Keaney and Alex Drew Director Youthscape Luton, at Bute Mills in Luton, during a tour the facilities of national charity Youthscape.
The One Show hosts Patrick Kielty (left) and Alex Jones (right) speak with Greg Rutherford (centre) outside BBC Broadcasting House in London after it was confirmed that Greg Rutherford will be a contestants on Strictly Come Dancing, which returns in September.
Alex Jones attends the UK premiere of Finding Dory, at the Odeon Leicester Square - London
Alex Jones attending the Absolutely Fabulous The Movie After Party held at Liberty Department Store in London.
Alex Jones (left) and Julia Bradbury arrive at No 10 Downing Street in London, as Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a Sport Relief reception.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones (left) Chris Evans (second left) and Ken Bruce (second right) and Natalie Lowe (right) pose in front of their buses during the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones poses during the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, London.
Alex Jones and Robin Windsor dance at the Radio Times Festival on the Green at Hampton Court Palace in London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones and her mother Mary help Robinsons celebrate their 80 year partnership with Wimbledon in the Robinsons suite at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south west London.
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 2, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London (Mandatory Credit: DOUG PETERS/ EMPICS Entertainment)
Alex Jones and Charlie Thomson attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 2, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chris Evans and Alex Jones attend the final of Radio 2's 500 Words competition at St James's Palace in London.
Alex Jones arriving at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards held at the Theatre Royal, London (Mandatory Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)
Alex Jones arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.
The Prince of Wales alongside Alex Jones meets young people involved in social action via his first ever Google Hangout as part of the #iwill campaign, Clarence House, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, 2014, Berkeley Square Gardens, London.
Alex Jones and Matt Baker at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
Alex Jones attending the InStyle Best of British Talent party in association with Lancome and Sky Living at Dartmouth House, London.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones (left) and Matt Baker (right) finish the Dumfries House Sport Relief Mile at Dumfries House in Scotland.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones (left) and Matt Baker (right) finish the Dumfries House Sport Relief Mile at Dumfries House in Scotland.
Alex Jones attending the BGC Charity Day, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London.
Alex Jones attending the BGC Charity Day, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London.
Alex Jones arriving for the 2013 TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Alex Jones arriving for the 2013 TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Alex Jones, presenter of BBC's The One Show, alongside Spirit, the elephant she designed in collaboration with Mercy Delta for the Elephant Parade, at BBC in London.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker during an Adidas sponsored #hitthewinner event with Andy Murray, at Black Prince Community Hub, in Kennington, London.
Alex Jones attending the pre-party for Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 at the Mayfair Hotel in London.
Queen Elizabeth II talks to (left to right) Fiona Bruce, Alex Jones and Stacey Dooley, during a visit to officially open the BBC's new 1 billion home in Portland Place central London, live on air.
Alex Jones attending Gabrielle's Gala, at Battersea Power Station in west London.
Alex Jones arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in Kensington, London.
Alex Jones arriving at The Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2012, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Alex Jones attending the Tabitha London relaunch party, in Cavendish Square, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012, Berkeley Square, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square, London
Alex Jones arriving at the BAFTA Television Awards 2012, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the BAFTA Television Awards 2012, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Bruno Tonioli and Alex Jones at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
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She told Good Housekeeping magazine: "Charlie is adamant that for the sake of the planet, two children is enough.

"And I think I'm too old to have another child now, anyway. It happens for a lot of people and good for them, but we're just glad we have two healthy children."

The Duke of Sussex has previously said he and Meghan would only have two children at the most because of their concerns for the environment.

(Rachell Smith/Good Housekeeping)

Jones also said she "definitely" wishes she had taken a longer maternity leave after the birth of Teddy, saying: "I'd made unrealistic promises before I went off to have a baby. I'd never had a child before; I had no idea.

"And I had this fear it would interfere, that I'd have to compromise my work life.

"I now realise that was ridiculous because in fact I think I makes you better at work.

(Rachell Smith/Good Housekeeping)

"It makes you a little bit more resilient, which is what you have to be in this industry – and in life!"

However, Jones said it often feels impossible to juggle her work and home life in the effort to "have it all", saying: "For me personally, some days I don't think it's possible. It's a struggle.

"I try to be the best mother I can be, but some days I'm absolutely awful at it.

"Life isn't this series of perfect days where work is going amazingly and you're a brilliant wife.... that's how it is for everybody I think, but people are just too scared to say it."

Jones, who has presented the BBC's The One Show for 10 years also addressed the gender pay gap within the corporation, saying: "I hate confrontation but if you feel in your heart of hearts that something isn't right, you have to speak up and the right people will listen and not make the conversation difficult.

"Considering how far the world has moved on, it's insane to think that one person would be paid any different to the person sitting next to them doing the same job because of their gender. I wouldn't want my boys to grow up in a world where that was the case."

(Rachell Smith/Good Housekeeping)

The full interview appears in the April issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale now.

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