Paloma Faith poses as she arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 18, 2020 REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Paloma has discussed parenthood in a new interview (Picture: REUTERS)

Paloma Faith has discussed long-standing reports she’s raising her child gender-neutral, saying she was ‘misunderstood’ on the matter.

The Picking Up the Pieces singer, along with partner Leyman Lahcine, became a parent in December 2016. 

‘I was misunderstood – the media reported that I wasn’t dictating gender stereotypes,’ The Voice Kids UK star said of her four-year-old in a new interview with the Radio Times

‘True, I don’t encourage gender rigidity with toys, but really, I was traumatised by the birth and protective of our privacy.’

The Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer added: ‘I wanted her to develop into herself before the world decided who she was. I felt like a lioness. She makes me look at the world in a way I’ve neglected for a long time.’

Earlier this month, Paloma was heard on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast using she/her pronouns in reference to her child.

Paloma said: ‘Last year I was trying again and it was strange because once my daughter turned 18 months I suddenly was like, “I want another one. This is the best”.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young/REX (10559670g) Paloma Faith 40th Brit Awards, Sony Music After Party, The Standard, London, UK - 18 Feb 2020

Paloma recently spoke about wanting a second child (Picture: Richard Young/REX)

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Paloma became a mum in 2016 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

‘Then I had a miscarriage and it’s sort of an ongoing thing,’ the star then shared. 

Discussing the reaction to her views on gender, Paloma said: ‘I had people calling me a child abuser online for saying that. Which was weird.

‘And I think that’s sort of part and parcel of why I didn’t want that information out, and I still sort of withhold that. 

‘So if I’m with my child in public and someone comes over and asks to have their picture taken with me I never do it.’

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