She hangs out with Angelina Jolie and Leona Lewis, has the run of Simon Cowell’s mansion and gets Spanish lessons from Enrique Iglesias. And she’s not even two yet.
Myleene Klass beams with pride as she talks about her toddler daughter’s jet-set lifestyle. Since she was born, 21-month-old Ava Bailey Quinn has barely left her mum’s side – which means she’s already been to 38 countries. And with Myleene enjoying huge success across the Atlantic as co-host of the US version of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, the toddler’s list of playmates would make a Hollywood agent green with envy.
“Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Leona Lewis and Angelina Jolie all love her and even Simon Cowell loves her enough to let her run around in his white-walled mansion in LA,” reveals Myleene. “She’s been on P. Diddy’s yacht and I’ve got a picture of her boarding a private jet and walking up the steps. “She’s met Enrique Iglesias three times and he talks to her in Spanish. And she sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Andrew Lloyd Webber.”
Myleene, 31, now in Costa Rica filming I’m A Celebrity, reveals she has been dubbed the J-Lo of the Jungle by the show’s cast and crew because of her growing backside. She laughs: “I’m eating more than ever before out here. My arse is growing at a rate of knots.
“John Salley, a former basketball player who is a contestant on the show, said ‘there’s beauty in the booty!’. I guess people can just call me Leenie from the Block.”
But after appearing in a line-up of supermodels for Marks and Spencer ads, Myleene has the self-confidence to appreciate her curvy body. She says: “My body’s not perfect by Elle Macpherson standards, but I love it.”
Busy Myleene, who first shot to fame as a member of pop band Hear’Say, has launched children’s clothing line Baby K, and is in talks to appear in another two American TV shows. “It’s amazing how things have gone,” says Myleene, worth a reported £7.5million. But it all leaves little time for fiancé Graham Quinn, who she calls Gray – or their chances of giving Ava a longed-for brother or sister. With security boss Graham away on long assignments, often their only contact is by text or email. But Myleene says: “I think it works because it’s all about quality time when we are together.”
After two years of being engaged, Myleene has come round to the idea of a wedding. She says: “I think we’ll elope and get it over with. Our lives are bonkers, but we’ll get there.”
But with her mum’s bonkers life will Ava grow up to be an LA party girl? “Oh my God, no way. “I don’t want her to be the Paris Hilton of the future.”
I’m A Celebrity… USA is on Monday to Thursday at 7pm on ITV2.