Alison Hammond and her gay best friend prove that family can be whatever you want it to be

Alison Hammond

This Morning host Alison Hammond has revealed that she, her son and her gay best friend live together as one “great family”.

Hammond discussed her family life with This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby on her podcast By the Light of the Moon.

She said: “I think I’m really blessed when it comes to family life. My family life is so like, if you look at it from the outside you’ll be like ‘how does that all work?’

“I live with my gay best friend Jason, I’ve got Jason’s dog called Bobby, there is my son and me, and it is such a great family and we just work so well together.

“Jason’s there helping me with Aiden, Aiden is there helping Jason, the dog, helping me. It is just such a good little unit and I absolutely love my home life situation I cook for my boys and home life I am winning!”

Willoughby pointed out that Hammond has always “protected” her home life by staying in Birmingham, rather that moving to London for the “big, shiny lights of the city”.

Hammond agreed, adding: “You can always see those shiny lights, go and visit those shiny lights, and then you can go home! That’s what I’ve always done… and I quite like the little commute.”

Alison Hammond admits she could be ‘kinder’ to herself

While Alison Hammond has become the light of morning television with her iconic laugh, she admitted on the podcast that she would sometimes prefer if viewers saw how “multi-faceted” she is.

“I’m a human being, there’s moments when I’m not always laughing and joking,” she said.

“I’ve become Alison, you know, her laugh, she’s so funny. But I’m not always laughing… That’s not me all the time, I’m multi-faceted.”

She also admitted: “I could be kinder to myself… I just want to give myself a bit more time. I always give everybody else my time, which I enjoy.

“But just little things like going out for a walk on my own, do you know what I mean? I’d just like to spend a bit more time, and stop giving my time to everybody else. I need to get better at giving myself some self-love.”