Love Island star Malin Andersson has broken her silence after splitting from boyfriend Jared shortly after welcoming her baby girl.
The reality star, 29, gave birth to Xaya in February and separated from her daughter’s father just two weeks later.
Announcing their breakup last month, the reality star said she was still trying to ‘process it all’ and assured their baby comes first, as the couple committed to co-parenting.
Now, Malin has said the split ‘saved’ them ‘in a weird way,’ after she realised how much she had been relying on Jared.
The two had been friends for around five years before getting involved romantically, and went public with their relationship in July 2021.
Speaking to OK! magazine, Malin said: ‘There was a lot of pressure involved. Plus, he’s only ever really known me as hormonal Malin because I’d been pregnant pretty much ever since we’d first gotten together.
‘I was relying on him so much that I feel like he lost himself a bit. It was best for both of us to take some months apart, so that’s what we did.’
She added that they both want what is best for their daughter and isn’t ruling out getting back with Jared in the future.
‘We’re now co-parenting Xaya 50/50 and getting on a lot better having our situation like this at the moment – it saved us, in a weird way,’ she said.
‘But I can definitely see us getting back together at some point in the future when all the baby chaos has finally calmed.’
Malin was initially ‘blindsided’ by the unexpected spit, telling her 738k Instagram followers that her main priority was building herself back up with ‘friends, family, exercise and meditation.’
‘I didn’t expect any of this to happen, I feel truly blindsided.. but as always, I trust that the universe has a plan for me,’ she wrote at the time.
Xaya was not Malin’s first pregnancy, as she also gave birth to daughter Consy, who sadly died after being born seven weeks premature.
Consy’s father was Malin’s ex Tom Kemp, whom she split from in March 2019.
Prior to becoming a mum to Xaya, she was open about her fears of giving birth to her ‘rainbow baby,’ but said ‘Consy lives through me each day’ following the little one’s death due to complications.
The influencer said her pregnancy with Xaya was all the more special, since she shared the same due date as firstborn Consy.
‘It is such a coincidence, but felt like a really nice sign, like it’s meant to be.’