Katherine Ryan Reveals She Sleeps In Her Daughter's Room Rather Than With Her Husband

The Duchess star and stand-up comedian entered a civil partnership last year, but prefers the company of her 11-year-old daughter at bedtime.

Katherine Ryan has revealed she prefers to sleep in her daughter’s bedroom, rather than with her husband.

Last year, Katherine entered a civil partnership with Bobby Koostra, who she previously dated as a teenager when she was growing up in Canada.

Speaking about their relationship in a new interview, the comedian said it works because Bobby doesn’t “demand undivided attention” from her, and accepts that her 11-year-old daughter, Violet, is always going to be her priority.

Katherine and Bobby at an event earlier this year
Katherine and Bobby at an event earlier this year
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“He didn’t do the other things that I’d experienced in relationships,” Katherine told Radio Times. “He didn’t demand undivided attention, he was not in competition with my daughter.

“Like, I still sleep in my daughter’s room in her sleepover bed. I don’t sleep in my bed with my husband.”

And for anyone wondering how that’s affected things between them on a physical level, Katherine candidly explained: “We have sex at 10am when the kids are at school.”

Katherine has drawn on her experiences as a mother for her forthcoming Netflix series The Duchess, which debuts on the streaming service later this week.

The comedy – which is the first sitcom written by the stand-up star – centres around Katherine’s character, a young mother raising a daughter in London, who ponders having a second child with her ex-partner, who she also happens to loathe.

So far, critics are pretty divided over The Duchess, with Metro praising the show’s “heart”, while Variety has branded it a “tasteless misfire”.

The Duchess debuts on Netflix worldwide on Friday 11 September.


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