Natalia Imbruglia gives rare insight in to being a single mum to Max Valentine, 3

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Three years after welcoming a son via IVF and mystery sperm donor, Natalie Imbruglia has admitted that becoming a mother has been 'life changing'.

The Torn singer was talking about parenting on the Australian Jackie O Show - and revealed how much she missed her son, Max, when she is at work. The 47-year-old, who has just rereleased her debut album Left of the Middle, is normally very private about being a mum, and when she does share pictures of her son she rarely shows his face.

However, as presenters, Kyle Sandilands and Brittany Higgins asked where her son was, she admitted that he was staying with her parents. The admission triggered her to become emotional, saying 'I miss him so much, I'm going to start crying.'

The honest answer led Kyle Sandilands to open up too, revealing he also misses his newborn son, Otto, and always wants to know what he's doing. Natalie went on to agree, saying: 'The bond and then when you're away from them. It's just life-changing.'

The ex-neighbours star, who even featured on the show's final episode earlier this year, shocked everyone when she announced that she was pregnant with a son via IVF and sperm donor, back in 2019, when she was 44.

She said: ‘For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor – I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure… a new album and I’m going to be a mum!’

Talking to PA news last year she said about being a mother: 'I think the feeling of unconditional love is very hard to put into words, especially if it is something you have yearned for a very long time.

'I think that can only benefit every other area of your life, be that songwriting or performing – just all of it. I am content and I feel very calm and very peaceful.'

The singer, who appeared on the Masked Singer earlier this year has also admitted that when she told the world that she'd conceived her son, Max, via IVF and sperm donor she 'received so much love and support' with 'so many women reaching out to me saying: "Oh gosh, I feel more comfortable in trying to do that – I have wanted to do that but I didn’t".'

Even before becoming a mother, she says she's always been 'shy' about her body, telling The Sun: 'I would wear hotpants if I had Kylie’s butt but I’m really kind of shy in that way.'

She also went on to talk about body image and how it doesn't equate to happiness: 'There's a misconception that if you're famous then you feel good. It doesn't work like that. There might be some perks to the job, but happiness is something that's inside yourself."

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