Joe Swash was terrified his son Harry would be ‘jealous’ of Stacey Solomon’s sons

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Joe Swash has admitted he was was terrified that his son Harry, from a previous relationship, would be jealous of his partner Stacey Solomon's children.

When Joe decided to move in with the Loose Women star and her two sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, he worried about how it would affect his 13-year-old son.

Joe also found himself fighting for access in court after issues with ex Emma Sophocleous.

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Taking part in a podcast called Step Life, Joe talked candidly about being a part of a "blended family" considering he and Stacey also welcomed their first child between them – one-year-old Rex.

Joe said: "We couldn't be more blended if you tried. And like you said, it is tricky. It's not straightforward.

"There's lots of people to take into consideration. Some of them people might not be as reasonable as other people, you know, so it's a constant one field of trying to juggle and keep all the parties happy."

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And having to go to court for access to Harry the father-of-two says it was the best money he's ever spent.

Joe added: "With me and Harry, it was tricky with his mum. We had to go to court and stuff like that.

"So in hindsight is it's a great thing, but yeah, me and Hal, it's been a strange one for Hal, he's had to do a lot of adapting. I do feel quite sorry for Hal for what he's had to go through.

"It's just one of those things, his mum and I weren't agreeing on certain things and we had to go to court. We had to do it that way. And that's what courts there for to sort things out. And it done exactly that. It's changed our lives.


"Me and Hal, we're in each other's lives on a daily basis now. We talk to each other every day, we see each other every couple of days.

"He only lives 20 minutes away from me and at the beginning, maybe even five years ago, it's completely different to what it is now."

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