Of all the Great British Bake Off finals, this year’s made for particularly agonising viewing.To everyone’s surprise, Steph Blackwell, who’d been crowned Star Baker a record-breaking four times, seemed to fail at every hurdle.I, along with the rest of the nation, was rooting for the 28-year-old, who’d wowed us week after week. Her bouquet of flowers bread, and pina colada-themed cakes, were complete show-stoppers. Eve Simmons, pictured with Bake Off star Steph Blackwell who emailed to say that she had suffered with an eating disorder for more than a decade. She said her eating disorder is part of who she isYet, come the final, nothing quite seemed to work.‘Never mind Steph,’ said Paul Hollywood as she tearily carried off her strawberry-shaped macarons.I have to admit, I blubbed along with her.Then, a month later, I saw her name pop up in my inbox. She wanted to chat about something I’d written.Last month I called on celebrities to ‘come … [Read more...] about The day Bake Off’s Steph Blackwell emailed me to say: ‘I have an eating order too’ after I urged celebrities to come clean about the mental ilness few want to admit to, writes EVE SIMMONS
Mentally ill wife wants divorce
I’ll never forget the day my parents told me that they were getting divorced. It was the late 90s, I was 11, and I had returned from school clutching an oil pastel copy of Picasso’s Woman In A Hat (Olga), 1935, which I had made in art class for reasons now lost to the mists of time. I was excited to show it to them. Instead, they told me I should sit down, and that their marriage was ending. It didn’t seem appropriate to show off my picture after that. Seven years later, I saw the painting in real life at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, learning, in a twist of synchronicity, that Picasso had painted this sad, unflattering portrait of his first wife shortly after their marriage had collapsed. Olga left Picasso, and my mother left my father, though it was Dad who moved out of the family home. It broke my heart. It’s now 50 years since the Divorce Reform Act 1969 was drafted. The legislation meant that, for the first time, couples could divorce without one … [Read more...] about ‘I haven’t seen a healthy version of marriage’: children of divorce on the lasting impact
LAURA Alvarez is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s third wife and seems to be unusually shy of the limelight. Here's what we know about the ex-banker who is married to Britain's best known Leftie. Who is Laura Alvaraz? Laura Alvarez is a 49-year-old ex-banker married to hard-left socialist Jeremy Corbyn. Unlike other top politicians' spouses of modern times, she has kept an extraordinarily low profile. She arguably has the lowest public profile of any political spouse. During the General Election campaign Theresa May and her husband Philip were interviewed together on The One Show.But Corbyn appeared alone when he went on shortly after. How did Laura and Corbyn meet? Alvarez met Corbyn in 1999 at a Latin American support group after flying from her native Mexico to be with her sister, Marcela who had been living in London with her daughter Jasmin, then seven. Corbyn had been helping Marcela with a custody battle and through doing this he met Alvarez. At this point the Labour MP … [Read more...] about Who is Jeremy Corbyn’s wife Laura Alvarez and do they have children?
The Bachelor's Snezana Markoski caused an uproar this week after giving marital advice despite only being married for six months. But her husband Sam Wood said the 38-year-old beauty isn't fazed by the hate, during an appearance on The Morning Show on Friday. Fitness entrepreneur Sam, 39, appeared to shrug off the backlash Snezana had created, insisting: 'Snez typically doesn't pay too much attention to that stuff, she's pretty good.' 'She doesn't pay attention to that stuff': The Bachelor's Sam Wood said his wife Snezana Markoski isn't fazed by trolls who slammed her for giving marital advice despite saying 'I do' just six months ago 'We can only go from our experience,' he added. When asked if he would ever step in to help his wife, Sam laughed, saying: 'No, I think that'd just add fuel to the fire'. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Make this bold statement after six years!' The Bachelor's... Rest and relaxation! Pregnant Snezana Markoski … [Read more...] about ‘She doesn’t pay attention to that stuff!’ The Bachelor’s Sam Wood insists his wife Snezana Markoski ignores trolls who slammed her for giving marital advice despite saying ‘I do’ just six months ago
Former Bachelor star Sam Wood praised his wife in an Instagram post on Friday. The 38-year-old shared a selfie with Snezana Markoski at his company's Christmas party, and said he couldn't have got through the year without her. 'Christmas party with my amazing team and the girl of my dreams,' he wrote in the caption. 'What a year it has been and I couldn't do any of it without YOU.' 'Couldn't have got through the year without you': Former Bachelor star Sam Wood, 38, praised his stunning wife and 'girl of his dreams' Snezana Markoski, in an Instagram post on Friday In the photo, the genetically blessed duo share an embrace inside a restaurant. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It was a real eye opener': Former Bachelor star Sam Wood... 'I'm a little surprised by who they've chosen': Bachelor... Woah mama! Snezana Markoski reveals the secret to her... 'You've got to be a good role model!' The Bachelor's Sam... Share this article … [Read more...] about ‘Couldn’t have gotten through the year without you’: Former Bachelor Sam Wood praises his stunning wife and ‘girl of his dreams’ Snezana Markoski