Olivia Bowen says she can be controlling and opens up on having kids with Alex

Olivia Bowen has revealed she thinks she'll be a "controlling" parent when she and husband Alex have children.

The 27 year old, who recently enjoyed a sun-soaked winter getaway in Dubai ahead of Christmas, spoke out on the prospect of starting a family during an exclusive chat with OK! Online about PlayOJO's "Safe Bets" campaign.

Former Love Islander Olivia explained that while the couple haven't had a definitive moment where they knew they were ready to become parents, they will be "grateful" for the day they have kids.

"We've always sort of had it on our radar and there's never really been a moment where were like, 'Right, we're gonna have kids now.' It's one of them things where when it happens, it happens," she said.

The reality star continued: "We're really laid back people and we're really enjoying being a couple and doing what we can like going out to Dubai and stuff. Because that would be quite difficult when you have a child I would imagine.

"So we are just enjoying each other's company. But we never say never and when it happens we'll be very grateful."

When asked what kind of parents she thinks they would be when the time does come, she confessed she's never really had a "maternal instinct".

"I don't know," she explained to OK!, "I've never really thought about it because I've not really had like a maternal instinct. I've always been quite anti-children, but when I met Alex I obviously I was against marriage as well and then I got married."

Expanding on her answer, she added: "I'd love to think we'd be very hands-on parents, really fun, really outgoing but I can be a little bit controlling sometimes so I'm sure I'm going to be a nervous wreck."

Olivia's thoughts on starting a family comes months after admitting she and Alex are no longer "worried about contraception".

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Olivia, who recently showed off her incredible Christmas decorations in her £1 million home, told The Sun: “We’ve been talking about kids recently. We’d love to have one in the near future, which I don’t think we were ready for before.

"It was a bit of a revelation – I’ve got a picture of us when we decided that we’d not worry about contraception anymore.”

It comes as Olivia has partnered with PlayOJO to launch a sex education style campaign to promote its latest safer gambling campaign, “Safe Bets”.

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The campaign has been designed to help people understand that although Gambling is fun, it should be safe fun and a video explains how it can be made safer, by drawing parallels with another area of life we have fun and the idea of protection is already well established – safe sex!

To view the full video and for further details on the campaign, click here.

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