Author Giovanna Fletcher has revealed that she noticed a huge change in husband Tom since he became a father.


The mum-of-two spoke exclusively to the Mirror about her family life, where she talked openly about her husband’s mental health battle. She said, “"Tom now is very different to Tom five years ago.”


The McFly member spoke about his battle with depression in the past. He spoke to Metro UK about his struggles, “Many different things can trigger it – being in the music industry comes with highs and lows and if you struggle with depression, the extremes of those emotions can be heightened.”


Tom, who has been a member of McFly since the very beginning, knows many people still struggle with talking about depression. He hopes opening up about his own personal experience will help others, “If someone hears about my experiences and gets help, then it’s worthwhile talking about it.”


Tom received professional treatment for his depression but admits that becoming a father helped him look at the bigger picture. The father-of-two believes being a dad has taught him many valuable lessons, but most importantly it helped him become a better person.



A walk in the woods. We found Eeyore's house. He wasn't home.

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Giovanna believes Tom has drastically changed for the better since they welcomed their first son Buzz into the world on March 13, 2014.


The mum understands that there are many parents out there that struggle with depression. She is grateful that parenthood helped her husband, “He’s very lucky like that – he’s in a very good place."


The Fletcher's children have helped Tom’s mental health, but they have also helped him become even more creative.


The All About You singer is known for creating heart-warming YouTube videos about his family life. His video Bump to Buzz which captures Giovanna’s pregnancy journey currently has 14 million views. The proud father shared a video titled Buzz and the Dandelions which has gained 10 million views.



Lots of love for the birthday boy!! xx

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Giovanna says Tom, who is now a best-selling children’s author, is the playful parent and she is a little bit stricter than the doting dad-of-two, “The boys bring out his creativity."


Last year, Tom joined his wife on Loose Women where he spoke about the positive impact the boys have on him, “Being a dad you realise that it’s not about you anymore. It changes everything that you do and you realise why you’re doing it, who you’re doing it for.”


Tom and Giovanna got married on May 12, 2012. Tom proposed to his childhood sweetheart at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, which is where they first met as teenagers. They have two sons, three-year-old Buzz and one-year-old Buzz.