Sheridan Smith says ‘my wild nights are over’ as she opens up about motherhood

Sheridan Smith has opened up about motherhood and says becoming a parent has put and end to her wild nights out as she has finally found herself.

The 39-year-old TV star is mother to seven-month-old son Billy who she welcomed with insurance broker fiancé Jamie Horn in May this year.

Prior to the birth of her son, Sheridan was revered as one of the finest actresses of her generation, but also as one of the wildest as indigents involving her falling out of nightclubs marred her reputation.

Opening up about motherhood, Sheridan says she feels like becoming a mother has awoken a sense of purpose inside her and helped calm her anxiety and self-doubts.

Sheridan Smith has discussed how becoming a mum has grounded her

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, Sheridan explained that she felt lost before becoming a parent, and says her son has grounded her.

She explained: “Things used to seem so complicated and now everything is so simple.

“I’ve been looking for this all my life. I’ve looked in the wrong places – in nightclubs, going out drinking, pushing myself with work. Now in this little baby I’ve found… that I’m at peace with everything.

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The star went on: “My priorities have all shifted. I don’t want to go to nightclubs or partying or drinking.

“I’m in bed by 9pm and, of all the things I’ve ever done, I feel I’ve really achieved something. Whatever I did before, I never felt proud of myself. Now, becoming a mum, I feel incredibly proud.”

In her interview, BAFTA winning star Sheridan explained that the pressures of fame had left her feeling “anxious all the time” after publicists trained her what to say and what to do – only for her to freely speak her mind.

She said she was aware of her tabloid reputation when she became the butt of a cruel joke at a 2016 awards show where host Graham Norton quipped that having a drink was akin to “a few glasses of technical difficulties”.

The barb was viewed as a dig at Sheridan who had been performing in a West End production that was frequently cancelled due to technical problems that some joked had been due to the star being drunk on stage – an accusation Sheridan has always denied.

At the time, Sheridan was dealing with the fact her father was dying of cancer and she was caring for him.

She went on to briefly quit showbiz, only being encouraged to return after fans reassured her of her ability to act and “not to worry”.

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