Judi Dench, 87, has been in a relationship with conservationist David Mills since 2010, and hadn’t expected to meet anyone after her husband Michael Williams’ death in 2001. The accolade-winning actress candidly shared her thoughts on marriage in an unearthed interview.
David and Judi began dating in 2010, nine years after the death of her first husband of 30 years, Michael Williams.
Micchael died from lung cancer in 2001, with the couple having one child together called Finty Williams.
When asked about the prospect of marrying for a second time, Judi revealed that marriage was not on the cards anytime in the future for the happy couple.
She said: “He is not going to propose.
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The successful actress said that sometimes on sets she struggles to see her colleagues and needs help reading her lines.
During the pandemic, the actress filmed Belfast, a black and white coming of age film set in 1960s Ireland.
Judi spoke to a newspaper representative at the film’s premiere earlier this year about her deteriorating eyesight.
“I kept going up to the wrong person, having a conversation, and they’d say: ”I’m not who you think I am”, she told the Daily Mail.
Last month, Judi and Belfast director Kenneth Brannagh received the Freedom of the Town in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The acting pair received the award for their contributions to appearing in Shakespeare’s works, and exercised their freedom by herding sheep down Sheep Street.
Both Oscar-winners are both considered Shakespearean actors, having graced the stage and screen in countless plays and films.
This honour comes after Kenneth won his first Oscar this year, when he scooped the award for Best Original Screenplay for Belfast at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Strictly Come Dancing star Sara Davies, 38, opened up about having trouble conceiving with her husband Simon. She says that they were trying for two years with no luck, and this took a huge toll on her emotionally.
She would be devastated when a pregnancy test came back negative and this caused her to binge eat, which resulted in her putting on a lot of weight.
She recalls the difficult time in her bestselling book, We Can All Make It, writing: “My period would arrive, and I would be gutted.
“I would have a week of binge eating…then I would be bloated and feeling fat…then came the anxiety, followed by my period.”
This cycle continued until Christmas 2012 when things “came to a head” and she confessed her turmoil to her sister.
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Instead of mollycoddling her, Sara’s sister told her that she wasn’t going to fall pregnant while she was in such a “negative frame of mind”.
After taking her advice, Sara stopped trying.
Then, as luck would have it, she fell pregnant, and Sara and Simon now have two sons: Charlie and Oliver.
Despite being so open about that difficult time in her life, Sara admits that she did have some trepidation before including it in the book.
“But what she did helped me.”
The Dragons’ Den star added that she wanted to include it in her memoir because: “The whole point of writing the book was that I want it to have a positive impact on people’s life in some way.”
Sara’s book was released last month and is now a Sunday Times Bestseller.
It takes readers through her journey to success, from running her business from her university bedroom all the way to becoming the youngest female investor on Dragons’ Den.
Discussing why she thinks people should read it, the businesswoman said: “I want people, whether they are entrepreneurs or mums who are trying to juggle everything, to pick up my book and connect with something in it.
“I want them to think, if she has done that I can go and do whatever it is that I am trying to achieve.”
You can read more in We Can All Make It: My Story by Sara Davies, which is published by Bantam Press and is available to buy now. RRP £20.
Kim Wilde, 61, opens up about her 40 years in music on ITV’s ‘Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh’ this morning. The ‘Kids in America’ singer comes to Manor Farm to chat to Alan about her return to her rock origins. Also on the show are Dame Judi Dench and her partner David Mills, as well as David Domoney who will present a segment on the top garden water features, while acoustic singer Jack Savoretti performs.
Although Kim is known for her rock and roll image, she later diversified her career by moving into landscape gardening.
Like Alan, the Eighties pop star has presented TV programmes on all things green, including for the BBC and Channel 4.
In 2005, she even won a gold medal in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show for the courtyard garden she co-designed with Richard Lucas.
Despite her green fingers, the musician has retained her rock and roll credentials, as an unearthed interview with the star shows.
Speaking to NME in July last year, she opened up about her tequila-fuelled bender on a train in 2012, which she admitted left her “worried” that she may have “buried her career”.
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Ten years ago, the singer was filmed giving a drunken rendition of her ‘Kids in America’ hit on the way back from the Christmas party of Magic FM, where she was a presenter.
She told the magazine: “The only reason I got away with it was because I was wearing some antlers!”
Kim was quizzed by NME about her musical career in a wide-ranging Q&A session that included her inebriated public performance.
She continued: “Thank God for those antlers! I picked them up from the Magic Christmas party where my brother [guitarist Ricky Wilde] and I went to serenade party-goers.
“We got larruped on tequila and lychee cocktails and by the time we hit the train to go home, thank God those antlers were well and truly in place!
Ricky co-wrote the 1981 classic with his and Kim’s father Marty Wilde, who was one of Britain’s leading rock and rollers back in the Fifties, along with the likes of Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard.
In footage of Ricky and Kim’s impromptu festive singsong, he whips out a guitar and she dons glittery reindeer antlers as the siblings entertain the capital’s commuters.
Some of the public can be heard singing along, while others stare into oblivion and ignore the performance, appearing to stick to London’s unofficial code of conduct for commuters.
Kim also discussed the incident in a 2019 Q&A as she was asked what her “most embarrassing moment” was.
She replied: “Being filmed very drunk, singing on a train at Christmas wearing antlers.
“That was seven years ago; it went viral. It’s crushingly embarrassing; my daughter sometimes puts it up on her laptop to wind me up, and I have to leave the room.”
‘Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh’ airs on ITV from 10am today.
“Mary Poppins” icon Dick Van Dyke, 96, was in high spirits as he stepped out in a “Spoonful of Sugar” sweatshirt in Malibu, California, on Wednesday.
The age-defying actor was accompanied by his wife Arlene Silver, 50, as they headed to lunch after finishing up a fitness class at a nearby gym.
The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary back in February by going viral with a romantic Valentine’s Day video — but still looked like loved-up newlyweds as they shared a laugh while strolling along in the sun.
In addition to the sweatshirt referencing his most famous film role, Van Dyke kept things casual for the lunch date, donning a pair of Adidas sweatpants he presumably wore for his workout.
The “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” star is famous for keeping fit and healthy in spite of his advancing age, telling Closer Weekly that he still hits the gym three times a week.
“I’ve always been an exerciser and still am … I get in the pool and exercise. At my age, they say to keep moving. Put me on solid ground and I’ll start tapping,” he declared in an interview with the magazine back in 2019.
Van Dyke revealed he does water aerobics, lifts weights and walks on a treadmill. He also credited his fit physique to “good genes.”
Meanwhile, the smitten star said much-younger Silver also keeps him on his toes.
“I sometimes forget that we’re doing a great experiment here — 46 years’ difference. And we work at it to some extent,” he explained. “There’s got to be some understanding, find out what old habits don’t work anymore. It takes some adjusting and fitting in, but that’s part of the fun of it.”
Van Dyke first met Silver at the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards. At the time, he was 81 and she was just 35.
“He said, ‘Hi, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, ‘Weren’t you in “Mary Poppins”?’ We got along immediately as friends, so it didn’t feel like he was so much older than me,” she told the publication.
The devoted wife further cooed: “He is the most perfect human being. I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so amazing. He’s just like a happy pill.”
The pair were friends for several years before their relationship turned romantic.
Van Dyke said he was relieved his fans were supportive of the relationship, adding: “I thought there would be an outcry about a gold digger marrying an old man, but no one ever took that attitude.”
Back in February, the couple showed off their fun-loving relationship in a video posted in honor of Valentine’s Day.
The pair were seen dancing to a cover of the 1958 Doris Day song “Everybody Loves a Lover” performed by Silver’s band, Arlene & the Vantastix.
Silver is Van Dyke’s second wife. The four-time Emmy winner split from his first wife and mother of his four children, Margie Willett, in 1984 after 36 years of marriage.
Van Dyke was also in a relationship with actress Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until she died in 2009.
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Andrea McLean quit Loose Women after 13 years of presenting the daytime programme on ITV. She announced her departure in November 2020, where she said at the time you “only get one life” and made the decision to take a chance.
The 52-year-old admitted it was not an easy decision to quit the show but was determined to make a success of her business ventures.
The mum-of-two had been working behind the scenes on her platform, This Girl Is On Fire, which has since proved to be a success for the author and entrepreneur.
But just over three years ago, Andrea admitted she was not making any money from her company and the business had been “costing her”.
It was during this time the ITV favourite had been thinking about leaving Loose Women to focus solely on her new venture.
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She explained: “I’d been mulling it over for a while.
“This Girl Is On Fire is now coming up to its fourth year. I’ve been working on this for a while.
“It started off as a simple online blog which again I’ve always, always been fascinated with why we do what we do and how I can help women feel better about themselves by understanding themselves more.”
Andrea went on: “I realised I couldn’t just keep it as a free online blog. It was costing me already. I was paying journalists to write for it, I was turning down adverts and sponsors.
“It was scary because when you first start something off you don’t make any money,” she mused. “Your building and it costs money to build a business so I needed a salary.”
Andrea added: “But I couldn’t give the time to it so I had to just leap and hope that it would all fall into place. I’ve been very lucky.”
The TV star, who tied the knot with her husband Nick Feeney in 2017, decided to sell her home and invest the proceeds into herself and growing her business.
Since leaving the ITV show, Andrea has put time and money into developing the technology for her global business This Girl Is On Fire.
In addition, she had released her book to accompany the self-help platform, This Girl Is on Fire: How to Live, Learn and Thrive in a Life You Love.
The presenter has since released another book, You Just Need To Believe It, where she gives readers more insight into her various projects and living life on their own terms.
Andrea said: “I lived years of my life letting fear stop me.”
You Just Need to Believe It: 10 Ways in 10 Days to Unlock Your Courage and Reclaim Your Power is out now.
Gather around Jazmyn Simon‘s dinner table and prepare to speak your truth.
As the actress and her actor husband, Dulé Hill, raise 17-year-old daughter Kennedy and 3-year-old son Levi, both parents are trying to build a space where expressing feelings is not only welcomed but encouraged.
“I ask Kennedy, ‘How was school today?’ and I don’t want to hear, ‘Fine,'” Jazmyn said in an exclusive interview with E! News. “I want to hear the best part and the worst part and she’ll tell me. There’s no subject that is off limits.”
“Even with Levi, a lot of little boys are taught you have to toughen up,” Jazmyn continued. “We do not teach him that. We tell him you have all the feelings and you are allowed to feel every single one of them…There is nothing that my children can tell me that would ever shut the door on loving them.”
But with open communication comes honest revelations. Jazmyn was shocked when her daughter was riding in the backseat of her car at the age of 3 and out of the blue, she told her mom, “I want to be pretty. I need my skin to be white.”
She also contacted local and national news outlets, but didn’t have any takers until one night she saw Angela Ganote on Indianapolis’ Fox59 News. “Her,” Ballard remembering thinking.
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Ganote proved to be the right choice, because she immediately started to investigate the group’s concerns about Cline. A Fox59 report from May 2015 doesn’t name the doctor or any of the siblings, but details how DNA test results confirmed that an Indianapolis woman was one of at least eight half-siblings who had found each other using 23andMe, and that their mothers had all visited the same clinic.
Three of them told Fox59 that they had spoken to the doctor in question and he had told them that each donor was a med student and only allowed to donate for a total of three healthy pregnancies. The doctor had been unwilling to provide medical histories or any other information about the donors’ identifies, the siblings said.
Fox59 reported that, after the news outlet reached out to then-State Sen. Jim Merritt, someone from the state attorney general’s office finally contacted the siblings. Merritt, who retired in 2020, told Fox59 at the time that investigators were proceeding carefully because “there are a lot of issues at stake here. We don’t know how many lives are at stake here and that’s one of the problems.”
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