Carrie Bickmore opens up about 'sadness she can't shake'

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Carrie Bickmore has opened up about dealing with the fact that her eldest child, Oliver, 11, is growing up and finishing primary school. 

The 38-year-old The Project host, who is the proud mum of three children, spoke about not being ready for Ollie - whom she had with husband Greg Lange, who died of brain cancer in 2010 - to leave primary school in her latest column for Stellar Magazine.

Carrie Bickmore has opened up about her son, Ollie, finishing primary school. Photo: Getty Images

“I feel a gentle sadness creeping over me that I can’t shake,” Carrie wrote. 

“It’s the end of an era. The end of primary school for my eldest and I’m not ready.”

She went on to explain that she’s well aware of how much kids change once they enter into that stage of their life and she’s not sure if she’s prepared for what’s to come. 

Carrie is also the proud mum to four-year-old daughter, Evie and 11-month-old daughter Adelaide - who she shares with her partner Chris Walker. Photo: Instagram/Carrie Bickmore

“I have friends with kids in high school, I see what’s ahead - the smells, the retreating, the grunting - and I’m not sure I’m ready,” she said. 

Carrie went on, saying that in the lead up to the big change, she’s “starting to savour those seemingly mundane moments”.

Luckily for Carrie, she’s still got many years left before her four-year-old daughter, Evie and 11-month-old daughter Adelaide - who she shares with her partner Chris Walker - leave the school gates. 

Last month, the TV star uploaded an adorable snap of the whole family’s Halloween costumes, which saw the mum dressed up as Frozen’s Elsa. 

“The Motley Crew 🥰 Side note: some of the costumes I saw scared the bejesus out of me. Whatever ever happened to people dressed as pumpkins! The lawn mowing zombie is gonna be in my nightmares for days ! 👻,” she captioned the snap. 

Carrie also recently took part in the Point To Pinnacle - touted as the ‘world's toughest half marathon’ - which saw her walk 21KM for brain cancer research. 

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