Tamara Ecclestone cuddles up to daughter Sophia, three


She recently revealed her plans to continue to breastfeed her daughter until she’s ‘ready’ to stop.

And Tamara Ecclestone showed her close bond with Sophia, three, as they cuddled up together at the launch of her new parenting brand Fifi & Friends at Claridges in London on Friday.

The Formula One heiress, 32, looked summer chic in a floral maxi dress as she was also joined at the event by 28-year-old sister Petra. 

Close bond: Tamara Ecclestone cuddled up to daughter Sophia, three, at the launch of her new parenting brand Fifi & Friends at Claridges in London on Friday 

Close bond: Tamara Ecclestone cuddled up to daughter Sophia, three, at the launch of her new parenting brand Fifi & Friends at Claridges in London on Friday 

Close bond: Tamara Ecclestone cuddled up to daughter Sophia, three, at the launch of her new parenting brand Fifi & Friends at Claridges in London on Friday 

Showing off her toned figure in the feminine frock, Tamara also flashed a hint of leg through the dress’s thigh-high split.

She teamed the elegant dress with a pair of pastel blue heels, while keeping her other accessories to a minimum.

Wearing her brunette tresses down in loose waves, she accentuated her eyes with lashings of mascara, adding a rose-tinted lipstick to finish.

Supportive sister: The Formula One heiress, 32, looked summer chic in a floral maxi dress as she was also joined at the event by 28-year-old sister Petra at the event 

Supportive sister: The Formula One heiress, 32, looked summer chic in a floral maxi dress as she was also joined at the event by 28-year-old sister Petra at the event 

Supportive sister: The Formula One heiress, 32, looked summer chic in a floral maxi dress as she was also joined at the event by 28-year-old sister Petra at the event 

Meanwhile supportive sister Petra displayed her slender frame in a striped midi dress, which she teamed with a pair of black heeled sandals.

Pulling her blonde tresses back into a high pony tail, she finished off the chic look with a bold coral lipstick.

But it was little Sophia who stole the limelight in a pale blue frock, flashing a cheeky smile as she mingled with the other children.

Chic: Showing off her toned figure in the feminine frock, Tamara also flashed a hint of leg through the dress's thigh-high split 

Chic: Showing off her toned figure in the feminine frock, Tamara also flashed a hint of leg through the dress's thigh-high split 

Chic: Showing off her toned figure in the feminine frock, Tamara also flashed a hint of leg through the dress’s thigh-high split 

Feeling blue: She teamed the elegant dress with a pair of pastel blue heels, while keeping her other accessories to a minimum  

Family affair: Petra opted for a colourful striped midi dress for the launch event for sister Tamara's parenting brand 

Family affair: Petra opted for a colourful striped midi dress for the launch event for sister Tamara's parenting brand 

Family affair: Petra opted for a colourful striped midi dress for the launch event for sister Tamara’s parenting brand 

The launch event comes after Tamara hit back at critics who said she should no longer be breastfeeding Sophia, who she shares with husband Jay Rutland.

With the likes of model Jodie Kidd recently weighing in on the debate, Tamara said she believes only a mother knows what is best for her children.

Speaking on This Morning, she revealed: ‘Everything comes with its critics. As a mum we want to do what’s best for your kids.

Cute: Tamara clutched daughter Sophia's hand as they arrived at the event together

Cute: Tamara clutched daughter Sophia's hand as they arrived at the event together

Cute: Tamara clutched daughter Sophia's hand as they arrived at the event together

Cute: Tamara clutched daughter Sophia's hand as they arrived at the event together

Cute: Tamara clutched daughter Sophia’s hand as they arrived at the event together 

Beauty: Tamara wore her brunette tresses down in loose waves, accentuating her eyes with lashings of mascara 

Beauty: Tamara wore her brunette tresses down in loose waves, accentuating her eyes with lashings of mascara 

Beauty: Tamara wore her brunette tresses down in loose waves, accentuating her eyes with lashings of mascara 

Stealing the show: Sophia stole the show in a pale blue frock, which was embroidered with a butterfly at the front

Stealing the show: Sophia stole the show in a pale blue frock, which was embroidered with a butterfly at the front

Stealing the show: Sophia stole the show in a pale blue frock, which was embroidered with a butterfly at the front

Stealing the show: Sophia stole the show in a pale blue frock, which was embroidered with a butterfly at the front

Stealing the show: Sophia stole the show in a pale blue frock, which was embroidered with a butterfly at the front  

Adorable: The youngster looked like she was enjoying the ball pit at the event 

Adorable: The youngster looked like she was enjoying the ball pit at the event 

Adorable: The youngster looked like she was enjoying the ball pit at the event 

‘People are focused about breastfeeding – yet no one worries when people are going to take dummies or comforters away from kids. My intention was not to breastfeed till past three but I know one day she’ll be done.’

The star also revealed that she lets Sophia decide when she is ‘ready’ for big life changes, vowing to apply the same rule to breastfeeding.

‘I potty trained until when I thought she was ready. She only went to nursery when she showed signs she was ready’, she said.

Like mother, like daughter: Sophie was seen clutching one of her mother's Fifi & Friends products 

Like mother, like daughter: Sophie was seen clutching one of her mother's Fifi & Friends products 

Like mother, like daughter: Sophie was seen clutching one of her mother’s Fifi & Friends products 

Sister act: Petra looked stylish in her midi dress, which she teamed with black strappy heels

Sister act: Petra looked stylish in her midi dress, which she teamed with black strappy heels

Sister act: Petra looked stylish in her midi dress, which she teamed with black strappy heels

Sister act: Petra looked stylish in her midi dress, which she teamed with black strappy heels

Sister act: Petra looked stylish in her midi dress, which she teamed with black strappy heels 

Loved up: Tamara was also joined by husband Jay Rutland, who went for a casual ensemble

Loved up: Tamara was also joined by husband Jay Rutland, who went for a casual ensemble

Loved up: Tamara was also joined by husband Jay Rutland, who went for a casual ensemble

‘That day I sat in the car for three hours with Jay. I was part happy and proud and part sad. I feel like she’s never craved for attention so she knows I’m always going be there.’ 

Tamara also said sharing a bed with her daughter hasn’t killed off her sex life with husband Jay.

She said: ‘It makes you be more creative and inventive with your love life. We’re lucky that we’re the same, Sophia is our priority.

Cheeky: Sophia flashed a cheeky smile as she played in the kids' area at the launch event 

Cheeky: Sophia flashed a cheeky smile as she played in the kids' area at the launch event 

Cheeky: Sophia flashed a cheeky smile as she played in the kids’ area at the launch event 

'She's our priority': Tamara has spoken about her love of her daughter, describing her as her priority

'She's our priority': Tamara has spoken about her love of her daughter, describing her as her priority

'She's our priority': Tamara has spoken about her love of her daughter, describing her as her priority

'She's our priority': Tamara has spoken about her love of her daughter, describing her as her priority

‘She’s our priority’: Tamara has spoken about her love of her daughter, describing her as her priority

Play time: She was seen mingling with other children at the event at Claridge's 

Play time: She was seen mingling with other children at the event at Claridge's 

Play time: She was seen mingling with other children at the event at Claridge’s 

Having fun: Sophia looked to be having a whale of time as she played in the ball pit

Having fun: Sophia looked to be having a whale of time as she played in the ball pit

Having fun: Sophia looked to be having a whale of time as she played in the ball pit

Having fun: Sophia looked to be having a whale of time as she played in the ball pit

Having fun: Sophia looked to be having a whale of time as she played in the ball pit 

Touch of sparkle: The toddler was seen getting a design painted onto her hand 

Touch of sparkle: The toddler was seen getting a design painted onto her hand 

Touch of sparkle: The toddler was seen getting a design painted onto her hand 

Cheeky: Sophia was seen having a giggle as she watched the children's entertainer

Cheeky: Sophia was seen having a giggle as she watched the children's entertainer

Cheeky: Sophia was seen having a giggle as she watched the children's entertainer

Cheeky: Sophia was seen having a giggle as she watched the children's entertainer

Cheeky: Sophia was seen having a giggle as she watched the children’s entertainer 

‘It might not be for everyone. Everyone has different relationships and I hate to judge people.’

She revealed that she originally had every intention of giving Sophia her own bed, but a health scare as a baby meant they have always slept together. 

‘She slept next to my bed when she was first born, then she got fever after injections so she slept with me that night’, she explained.

‘And here we are two years later. She’s never had a cot. I set her to bed at 6 and barricade the bed with pillows so she says safe and make sure doors are open – then I go watch TV, dinner and then have an early night myself.’

Other half: Tamara recently spoke about how sharing a bed with her daughter hasn't killed off her love life with husband Jay 

Other half: Tamara recently spoke about how sharing a bed with her daughter hasn't killed off her love life with husband Jay 

Other half: Tamara recently spoke about how sharing a bed with her daughter hasn’t killed off her love life with husband Jay 

All smiles: She looked to be in high spirits as she chatted to Petra and other guests at the event

All smiles: She looked to be in high spirits as she chatted to Petra and other guests at the event

All smiles: She looked to be in high spirits as she chatted to Petra and other guests at the event

Splash of colour: Pulling her blonde tresses back into a high pony tail, Petra finished off her chic look with a bold coral lipstick 

Splash of colour: Pulling her blonde tresses back into a high pony tail, Petra finished off her chic look with a bold coral lipstick 

Splash of colour: Pulling her blonde tresses back into a high pony tail, Petra finished off her chic look with a bold coral lipstick 



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