I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Shane Richie has announced he wants another child once the show is finished.
Shane, 56, is considering adopting with his younger wife Christie Goddard, 41, because he isn’t sure if he can father another kid due to his age.
The EastEnders star already has two kids – Shane Roche Jr, 31, and Jake Roche, 28 – with his ex-wife Coleen Nolan, who were born in the early days of his showbiz career.
And he also shares three others with his current wife Christie, who all have very unusual names – Mackenzie Blue, 14, Lolita Bell, 12, and Romani-Skye Angel Shelley, who is nine.
The couple have never spoken publicly about why they named their son Mackenzie Blue.
Mackenzie is originally a Scottish last name, which in Gaelic means “child of the wise leader” and “born of fire”.
Romani-Skye Angel Shelley was born on 27 April, 2011, but her name choice is another one never explained by the couple.
It appears they were inspired by the nomadic Romani people, who live mostly in Europe, with their name choice.
The pair welcomed Lolita Bell Shelley on July 27, 2008.
Lolita is also the name of Vladimir Nabokov’s famoud 1955 book about a professor who starts a sexual relationship with his teenage stepdaughter, which was widely criticised for its depictions of child sex abuse.
After Lolita’s birth, Christie spoke to People magazine about why they opted for their daughter’s name choice and why she thought it could spark controversy due to Shane’s reputation as a ladies man.
She said: “We both know the significance of naming her Lolita.
“I just thought it was a lovely name and didn’t think there was a big problem. With hindsight, there was always going to be a bit of backlash with Shane naming his daughter Lolita, because of his reputation for dating lots of women before he met me, but it’s not something we worry about.”
Shane told The Sun that he thinks there is still time for Christie to conceived a child naturally, even though they are considering adoption.
He said: “We always talk about it, myself and Christie, and because she is 15 years younger than me and she is only 41, so there is still time.
“We have been talking about having another baby and there is still time and she is always talking about wanting another kid (her own biological kid) and I know our daughters would love another brother or sister.
“But now we are talking about adopting and because we live in Surrey, the rules there are very different to when we lived in Bucks, which was a long time ago, but I am still up for it.”
Shane was married to Loose Women star Coleen from 1990 until 1999 and he married Christine 13 years ago.