Ulrika Jonsson’s son Malcolm can stay in the UK indefinitely (Picture: Instagram/ulrikajonssonofficial)
Ulrika Jonsson has shared her relief that her 13-year-old son has been granted settled status by the Home Office to remain in the UK.
Malcolm, 13, had been in the US where his dad, Brian Monet, is from and his settled status means he can live, work and study in the UK on an indefinite basis.
Ulrika shared a photo of Malcolm with a lightsaber he had made, writing: ‘Tonight I had a 27min instruction on lightsabers from the youngest Ungrateful. He has just returned from the States where he custom made one. Himself.
‘This is important because today I was told by the @ukhomeoffice that this half-yank, half-Viking boy has been given leave to stay in this country for an indefinite period. He finally has Settled Status.’
She joked: ‘Which is a huge relief because the thought of having him adopted abroad was gonna be messy. So thank you, UK for letting me keep him by my side.
‘And if anyone is interested in lightsabers, you know where to find the b**ger.’
Ulrika previously revealed that the pandemic brought her and her ex closer (Picture: ITV)
As well as Malcolm, Ulrika also has children Cameron, 26, Bo, 21 and Martha, 17, from previous relationships.
The 53-year-old presenter revealed last year that she was grateful for the coronavirus pandemic for bringing her and ex-husband Brian, 52, closer together following their split in 2019.
She explained at the time: ‘If you told me two years ago that a cruel and punitive virus would devastate the globe and make me spend more time with my ex-husband, I’d have believed the first part but not the latter.
‘My ex moved out about 18 months ago, our marriage having been put through the wringer for many reasons – one of them being a devastating lack of intimacy… We carried on co-parenting closely and well.’
Ulrika continued: ‘When coronavirus assaulted all our lives I think I was in shock, and the empathetic aspect to my personality meant I worried for others, regardless of the past or the present.
‘I felt a terrible anxiety overwhelm me but my instinct was to make sure everyone else was OK – and that included my ex. For the first time in all our years together we had a frank exchange about our unease, fear and sheer terror.
‘While I may worry about my own state of mind, I always have the capacity to worry more about others. The children need their father and this felt like some kind of galvanising moment between us.’
Credit: Original article published here.