Under the Sailing Yacht Deck star Dani Soares has been juggling work, studies and motherhood since the birth of his daughter Lilly last May.
And the single mom must be feeling the tension, revealing that she’s been sleeping just four hours a night trying to balance things out.
The 33-year-old woman who is currently in nursing school admitted on Instagram that she felt ‘dying from lack of sleep’ after a day in class.
Hard Times: Under Deck Down Under Dani Soares only sleeps four hours a night as he juggles nursing school by raising his daughter Lilly
‘Fortunately I lived what I learned, but going to bed at 3am and getting up at 7am wasn’t great,’ he said.
The Brazilian-born flight attendant previously worked as a beauty therapist, but it’s unclear if she still has her job.
She has brought her mother from Brazil to help her become a mother, after the couple separated for two years due to Covid restrictions.
Dani recently shared a selfie with mother and daughter Lilly, with the caption: ‘Three generations of strong women.
‘Today I am grateful to have my mother with me. I never thought he would travel the world alone.’
The Struggle: The 33-year-old, who is currently in nursing school, admitted on Instagram that she felt like she was ‘dying from lack of sleep’ after being in class all day.
In January, Dani’s former co-star and boyfriend Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux finally confirmed that he was Lilly’s father, seven months after her birth on May 29, 2021.
‘The international DNA testing carried out some time ago was no small feat. I am happy and proud to say that the sweet and beautiful Lilly Rose is my daughter,” the 26-year-old deckhand wrote on Instagram from San Felipe, Panama.
‘Dani and I have worked and communicated together to the best of our ability; considering Dani is a mother and a full time worker, and I was away for a long time not knowing when I would return to the mainland.
‘This is very important for our daughter because she needs both parents in her life.’
‘Three generations of strong women’: She recently brought her mother from Brazil to help her motherhood, after the couple separated for two years due to Covid restrictions
Jean-Luc went on to say he has focused on his mental health and ‘will try to be the best man and father I can be’.
The North Carolina native was upset after Dani told Andy Cohen during his Under Deck Cruise reunion last June: ‘He doesn’t think it’s his child; he doesn’t want anything to do with it.’
At first, Jean-Luc admitted that he did not want to do a long-distance DNA test because he preferred to do it ‘together’, but Australia has closed its borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Dani is busy focusing on nursing school and being a mother.
Solo: The Brazilian-born flight attendant has worked hard to make a new life for herself in Australia while taking care of Lilly
Finally: In January, Dani Jean-Luc’s former co-star and girlfriend Cerza-Lanaux finally confirmed that he was Lilly’s father after their romance on the show (pictured)
‘I actually did the exam one week after Lilly was born. It was a practical exam where I had to check the patient’s vital signs and when I finished I looked down and my breasts were leaking,” Dani told Daily Mail Australia in January.
‘I have two more years of study and I have to graduate by the end of 2023.
‘I came back to work when Lilly was four months old, right after the last lockdown, and the start was really bad because she wouldn’t drink a bottle so I had to run to daycare every three hours and feed her.’
‘It will be very challenging for the next two years to study full time and work part time, but it is only a push so that we can have a better and stable life,’ added Dani.
‘I am focused on giving my baby the best life I can and that will come after all the hard work.’
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Long-distance co-parents: ‘This is very important for our daughter as she needs both parents in her life,’ said Jean-Luc, who is still yachting and does not live in Australia with Dani