“I don’t sleep” Ada Nicodemou gets candid about life as a working mum

She's showing her vulnerable side.
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When she’s not hanging around Summer Bay, Home and Away’s Ada Nicodemou is mum to son Johnas Xipolitas.

But the actor has spoken candidly about the struggle to balance work and home life. 

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Ada, 44, shares eight-year-old Johnas with her ex-husband Chrys Xiopolitas. Having worked on Home and Away for 21 years, she’s is no stranger to an early morning and a late start.

But it’s not just work that influences Ada’s sleep, or rather lack-there-of.

Speaking with Stellar, the mum-of-one confessed that she doesn’t get as many Z’s as she’d like to these days. 

Ada Nicodemou has confessed she doesn’t sleep these days. (Credit: Instagram)

“I don’t sleep,” Ada told the publication. “I’m a bit of an insomniac, so I naturally get up around 3-4am. I don’t know whether it’s because of waking up so early, my age, or what’s going on, but I get up anyway.”

The 44-year-old continued, “It’s either get up and start doing housework, which – don’t laugh – I do, or got to the gym. If I’m being kind to myself, i’ll exercise or do a workout at the gym. Otherwise, it’s stuff like making lunches or cleaning the house”.

Ada is mum to eight-year-old Johnas. (Credit: Instagram)

Ada welcomed Johnas into the world back in 2012 via IVF, but shortly afterwards she separated from his father Chrys, before divorcing him in 2016.

Despite the heartache of her broken marriage, Ada found love again with millionaire Adam Rigby, 51, whom she met in 2016, after her split from her husband of nine years.

“I’m smiling again. And I’ve got this great relationship. I’m a hopeless romantic. Life hasn’t beaten that out of me,” Ada previously said of Adam, while nchatting with Stellar.

In 2020, while speaking to TV WEEK, Ada admitted that Adam has embraced the role of stepdad wonderfully and made a commitment to helping her raise Johnas.

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“Adam and Johnas adore each other; he’s such a great stepdad and has really stepped up,” Ada told the publication.

“For a man to come into my world and love a child as if he were his own – and love me like I’ve never been loved before – is incredibly special.

“I rely on him a lot, which is a real first for me. I’ve never been able to do that before. I’ve always held the reins. So it’s nice to know he has our back – he’s a great man,” she added.

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