TOWIE’s Chloe Sims has opened up about her regrets of being so public about her daughter’s potential neurodivergency.
The 40-year-old star is mum to 16-year-old Madison who she had tested for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a child but “never followed it up”.
Chloe Sims had daughter Madison, 16, tested for ADHD and autism spectrum disorderCredit: Instagram / Madison Sims
Chloe revealed that she wished she hadn’t been so “open” about getting her daughter tested.
“I had her assessed and it was a possibility, but we’ve never followed it up,” she told OK!.
“Now it seems to be all over the internet. I probably shouldn’t have been that open back then.”
Chloe added: “That was an error on my part because now we get asked all the time, but we don’t talk about that anymore. I just had her assessed when she was seven, and they said potentially, that’s all.”
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most common childhood conditions and includes a combination of persistent symptoms, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an incurable, lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Chloe has previously shared snippets of information about her diagnosis in her autobiography The Only Way is Up My Story.
The 40-year-old has been a single mum since 2005 after her relationship with Mady’s dad broke down
Matthew has always been a good co-parent and Chloe has said that “Madison’s dad and his family have always helped”.
Shedding light on why they went their separate ways, Chloe said in a past interview: “I was with Mady’s dad, Matthew, for seven years, but we ended up like brother and sister and that isn’t what I want.”
Chloe also recently revealed she’s kept her cosmetic surgery a secret from Mady.
The Towie favourite tells the teenager she’s had an accident instead, when Mady notices bruises on her mum’s body.
The reality TV star has spent around £30,000 on boob jobs and a butt lift over the years, but has previously denied having a nose job.
Chloe, 40, explained: “In the past, whenever I’ve had any bruises or anything like that, I’d just make something up, say I fell over or something.
“It’s not something she needs to be aware of.
“She’s only 16. She did ask if she could have veneers once, but now she’s got a brace.”
Chloe has had Botox and fillers injected into her face, but in December the former Playboy bunny addressed claims she’d had surgery to change her bone structure after sharing a picture of her teenage self.
The TV favourite has had two boob jobs, to go from a 34B to a 34EE, and two Brazilian butt lifts to round out her bum.
She has also had veneers, but she has repeatedly denied facial surgery, including a nose job and chin implants, claiming her changing face is solely due to fillers.
She has not spoken about daughter’s diagnosis publicly since thenCredit: Instagram
Chloe gave birth to Madison in 2005 when she was 23Credit: instagram
Chloe also revealed she keeps her cosmetic procedures a secret from her daughterCredit: Instagram
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