Former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook, 48, has been candid about having a family with her toyboy beau, 28, who is currently incarcerated – as she discussed the possibility of adopting a Ukrainian orphan
Danniella Westbrook has shared her dream of starting a family with her toyboy prison pal – by adopting a Ukrainian baby.
The former EastEnders actress – who is currently in love with her jailbird beau – says she hopes to be able to help those in need from the war-torn country.
The 48-year-old star said she is no longer able to conceive naturally and has had talks with her toyboy partner David, 28, about adopting a child instead.
“As you get older you realize what’s important in life, it’s like me with my boyfriend now, we’ve known each other for years and have gone back and forth.
“He would have liked to have had children, but I can no longer have children. When I visited him in prison on Saturday, I was like, ‘You know what, all these Ukrainian babies, they’ve got all these thousands of Ukrainian babies who aren’t adoptable,'” Danniella told The Daily Star.
“And I was like, ‘Maybe we should adopt a baby,’ and he was like, ‘Maybe we should.’
“There’s so many kids over there with no parents, or we could adopt a five-year-old or something.”
Danniella, whose son and daughter are now 26 and 21, says she would love a house full of kids but is “not physically able” to make her dream come true because of menopause.
While her partner is currently in prison for counterfeit goods and is scheduled to be released in 11 months.
The lovebirds have already spoken of officially getting engaged and tying the knot in the Maldives when David is freed.
While discussing her big plans for the future, Danniella also said she was willing to host Ukrainian refugees as she generously offered help “to anyone who needs it”.
She told The Daily Star: “Yeah, I’m still going with that. I don’t understand why people don’t want to do this. Although I can’t figure out how they give you £350 a month for a family when your local council gets £10,000 per person per year.
“But I’ll take anyone who needs it. I don’t need all the space, I’m just at home at the moment waiting for the process to continue.”
Having faced tough times herself in the past, Danniella said she remembers what it felt like to be homeless and relying on other people as she vowed to do what she could.