Stacey Solomon has joked that she is currently channeling rap star Eminem as she undergoes a huge transformation before her wedding day. The Loose Women star is counting down the days until she becomes a Mrs after Joe Swash proposed to her on a Christmas Eve walk in 2020.
She has been sharing a glimpse into her wedding preparations in recent weeks, including creating a ‘wedding door’. She showed off more of her craft work by switching up the display at the entrance to her family home, Pickle Cottage, so that it was wedding themed. Photos shared on Stacey’s Instagram page revealed a beautiful floral archway hung over one of the doors of Pickle Cottage, featuring white roses and eucalyptus.
Last week Stacey, 32, also shared a look at the little goody bags she has made for the ‘little pickles’ who will be there to witness her wed former EastEnders star Joe. Stacey shared a clip of herself putting together the personalised ‘Little Pickle Activity Packs’ outside in the garden of her sprawling home.
The mum-of-four could be seen filling a woven tote bag with goodies including a children’s wedding activity pack, some slime and a small teddy bear keyring. In another snap, Stacey revealed that she’d be adding in some additional food items nearer to the time so that the little ones don’t go hungry during the ceremony. The bride-to-be showed off the finished product, placing the cute bags into a beige-coloured crate that featured a white ‘Little Pickles’ banner.
But now she has turned attention to herself as she ditched her Little Mermaid-style red locks for a new hair do. Stacey already teased that she was set to undergo a hair makeover after pointing out a strange of her hair was a completely different colour to the rest of her tresses.
Having now finished work on Loose Women and her BBC One show Sort Your Life Out until after the wedding, Stacey has started her hair transformation. Taking to Instagram, the presenter could be seen with a towel wrapped around her head as she sat outside in the sweltering heat.
A fan had asked her: “How is your hair transformation going? Love to see the progress.” Speaking to the camera, Stacey said: “It’s going alright. I’m currently trying to protect it from the sun. That’s why I’ve got this weird towel on it and I’ve put treatment on it to give it a bit of life because it went through a lot yesterday,” she laughed.
“But I think this towel is doing me the world of good because when I take it off, I look like Eminem from 8 Mile,” she added with a giggle. “It’s very bright! I’m just trying to get it back to the colour that reminds me of me. Like… not my childhood colour but what my colour was when I was little.
“I don’t know why. I don’t know why for my wedding I want to be as me as possible.” She then asked: “Is that weird?” She also wrote a caption alongside her clips, writing: “Lots of you asking this… I currently look like Eminem when he was in 8 Mile [crying laughing emoi] but it’s working really well. Giving it a break today and protecting it from the sun.”
“I’m trying to get it back to my most natural colour as possible. I don’t know why but when I imagined getting married I wanted to look like the most me I could look. I change my hair all the time which I LOVE but for this day in my life I just wanted it to be as soft and as natural as possible even though it’s defo not natural [crying laughing emoji].”
During the hottest day ever recorded on Tuesday (July 19), Stacey kindly turned her home’s pool into a ‘village lido’ after the heatwave resulted in her children’s schools closing. The former X Factor star said she had her boys – Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships and Rex, three, and daughter Rose who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash – were all at home after schools were closed.
She took to her Instagram to share a sweet snap of her enjoying an ice cold drink while the local kids enjoyed the pool. “All the boys schools for cancelled this morning because of the heat,” she captioned the post. “So we welcomed all the kids to pickle cottage pool. It’s been a crazzzzyyy day in what has turned into the village lido. I hope you’re all ok in this heat.” She also revealed that her father, David Solomon, was on lifeguard duty as the kids splashed around in the pool.
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