Nigella Lawson reveals her daughter taught her to be happy again following Charles Saatchi ordeal

Nigella Lawson reveals her daughter taught her to be happy again following Charles Saatchi ordeal


Nigella Lawson reveals her daughter taught her to be happy again following her split from Charles Saatchi… but teases her about ‘seductive’ presenting style

Nigella Lawson has revealed that her daughter Cosima helped her to find happiness again following the infamous Charles Saatchi ordeal.

The TV chef, 59, was famously seen looking distressed as her then husband, 76, grabbed her by the throat in 2013, with the images shocking the nation.

The dramatic bust-up at a swanky Mayfair restaurant saw the couple’s 10-year marriage crumble just weeks later. 

Support: Nigella Lawson has revealed that her daughter Cosima helped her to find happiness again following the infamous Charles Saatchi ordeal

Support: Nigella Lawson has revealed that her daughter Cosima helped her to find happiness again following the infamous Charles Saatchi ordeal

Nigella, who soared to fame thanks to her popular cookbooks and seductive presenting technique on her cookery shows, has since told how her confidence took a huge knock in the wake of the events. 

The star developed a fear of being photographed in public, but with the help of her daughter Cosima Diamond, 25, she’s learning to overcome her demons and be happy again.

Cosmic is Nigella’s daughter from her first marriage to the late John Diamond. They also have a son, Bruno.  

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Nigella revealed: ‘I have been forced to be guarded. I used to be more open and I’d like to think I will be again.

Ordeal: The TV chef, 59, was famously seen looking distressed as her then husband, 76, grabbed her by the throat in 2013, with the images that shocked the world

Ordeal: The TV chef, 59, was famously seen looking distressed as her then husband, 76, grabbed her by the throat in 2013, with the images that shocked the world

All over: The shocking bust-up at a swanky Mayfair restaurant saw the couple's 10 year marriage crumble just weeks later

All over: The shocking bust-up at a swanky Mayfair restaurant saw the couple’s 10 year marriage crumble just weeks later

‘Cosima said to me, “Mum, would you rather be a real person like you or someone who has hair and make- up done to go to the supermarket? It is better to be a real person.” She’s right.’

The TV personality also revealed her two children are her biggest fans, though they do mock her for her rather seductive presenting style.

She said: ‘When I am on TV I cook the food that I cook at home but my children always tease me.

Explaining further about her style on TV, she insisted that it was ‘not an act’ but simply a reaction to being ‘nervous and ‘a bit awkward’.

Cosima said:  "Mum, would you rather be a real person like you or someone who has hair and make- up done to go to the supermarket? It is better to be a real person." She’s right

Cosima said:  “Mum, would you rather be a real person like you or someone who has hair and make- up done to go to the supermarket? It is better to be a real person.” She’s right

She added that she was ‘an incredibly shy child’ and that childishness in turn led her to act ‘quite camp’ rather than being ‘coquettish’.   

Nowadays, Nigella is a big hit in Australia, having starred as a guest judge on the Australian version of Masterchef. 

The brunette beauty told the publication that the Australian version is ‘better’ as is the food, but noted that she wasn’t referring to the British version as she has not watched it.  

Star quality: The TV personality also revealed her two children are her biggest fans, though they do mock her for her rather seductive presenting style

Star quality: The TV personality also revealed her two children are her biggest fans, though they do mock her for her rather seductive presenting style 

She went on to say that they have a ‘friendlier atmosphere’ Down Under and that she ‘likes’ the people there. 

When asked if she had ‘broken Australia’, the star coyly brushed off the suggestion, stating that it ‘makes me sound rather violent’.

Meanwhile, Nigella recently revealed that she’s a ‘home cook’ rather than a professional chef.

Speaking with TV Week in May, she said: ‘Yes I write about food and cook it on TV, but I’m very much a home cook.’

The domestic Goddess added: ‘I had no idea I’d end up being a food writer. I was 38 when my first cookbook was published. I am emphatically not a chef!’ 

Celebrity guest: Nowadays, Nigella is a big hit in Australia, having starred as a guest judge on the Australian version of Masterchef

Celebrity guest: Nowadays, Nigella is a big hit in Australia, having starred as a guest judge on the Australian version of Masterchef

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