Kate Garraway says she’s ‘not coping’ as she continues to be single parent with husband Derek in hospital

Kate Garraway says she’s ‘not coping’ as she continues to be single parent with husband Derek in hospital

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She's had a terrible year after her husband Derek's battle with coronavirus, and now mum-of-two Kate Garraway has candidly admitted to not being able to cope as a single mother.

The broadcaster, who was praised by her Good Morning Britain co-star Adil Ray, said a lot of the time she questions what her husband would do in certain situations as she looks after children Darcey, 14, and William, 11.

While speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine, the 53 year old was asked how she was coping, to which she replied: "I'm not sure I am coping!

"I honestly don't know how single mums do it; it's just so hard.


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"A lot of the time I find myself thinking, 'What would Derek say?' and 'What would Derek do?'"

The doting mum went on to reveal that she has a great support system and has especially leaned on colleague and friend Ranvir Singh.

She continued: "I'm lucky that I'm being supported by lots of friends, too, and Ranvir [Singh] has been really helpful because she's been operating as a single mum since her son, Tushaan, was very little.

"I asked her, 'How do you do it?' and she said, 'You just have to accept that you can't do everything'."

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Despite the terrible ordeal she and her family have been through, Kate explained that she has been shown so much kindness by people around her.

"That's been one of the positives of this horrible time, and I've found it [kindness] in the most unexpected places.

"There's a lovely lady who lives over the road from me and I didn't know her before all of this, but every week she makes a cake for me and the kids.

"Somehow she always knows when we most need a lift! We've really got to know each other because of it, too, and that's been lovely," the presenter divulged.

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Kate's revelations come after she opened up about the perils of homeschooling her two children on a daily basis.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain with co-host Ben Shepherd earlier this month, the I'm A Celebrity star, who returned to social media after absence, said: "We have made it to Friday, a collective sigh of relief to anybody who is locked into the torture of home schooling.

"First time round, I was somewhat distracted at the time, and a lot of people felt quite nice, the sun was shining, we thought, 'Great time with the children, let's see what those teachers are doing'.

"And very quickly realised how brilliant teachers are, and this time around it's really a struggle isn't it?"

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