Nadia Sawalha says she was heading for ‘early death’ before daughter Maddy ‘saved her’

Loose Women presenter Nadia Sawalha has revealed she was "heading for an early death" due to her party-goer lifestyle, but it all changed when she welcomed her eldest daughter Maddy with her husband Mark Adderley.

Looking back on the time she became a mother for the first time on the How To Stay Married (So Far) podcast, Nadia, 57, admitted she and Mark weren't in the mindset of becoming parents when she fell pregnant.

"We were a beautiful disaster, we were two quite broken people when I think about it,” the TV host said alongside her husband.

"When you think about how much we used to drink, we used to think it was funny to lie in the road and see if we would get run over!"

Nadia – who is a mum to Maddy and Kiki with Mark – went on to say: "I was 38 years old and I had lived my life exactly as I wanted to all my life. I lived out of a suitcase for years, I was always on the move, I would party hard, I smoked like a maniac.

"I was heading to an early death, I really was.”

The presenter – who still has her Christmas tree up – then shared that her life completely changed when she discovered she would be becoming a mum.

"Maddy saved my life,” she said. “Because I was just looking at this baby and saying, ‘Right, who am I going to be?’”

"That was literally my turning point in my life."

It comes after the TV favourite gushed over her "incredible" partner ahead of his 17th sober Christmas in December.

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Nadia told OK! that Mark – who stopped drinking almost two decades ago – is "amazing" for putting an end to his habit for his daughters.

"He’s amazing in a way that he shares what goes on with him," she told us.

“He’s actually doing a counselling course at the moment and is going to do an MA in addiction counselling."

She shared further: "Not to earn money from it – but just to be able to help people further.”

“The easiest way to stay well is to help other people, and he’s just incredible.

"It is (a difficult time for Mark), but for moments like when we’re walking past a cosy pub – but he knows where it takes him."

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