Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Nigella Lawson had 'layer of skin removed' after divorce

2014-03-30 20:57

London - Nigella Lawson feels like she's had a ''layer of skin removed'' following her divorce from Charles Saatchi.

The TV chef admits she felt vulnerable during her split from the millionaire art collector last year, and the heartbreaking experience has made her even more ''sensitive''.

She explained: ''The real truth is if you don't read things and don't get too involved it doesn't enter your bloodstream. If it doesn't enter you bloodstream you are not contaminated. What I have found is it has given me a far too sensitised reaction to newspapers.

''We all like gossiping in our own lives so I don't take a lofty view. I just perhaps feel having had a layer of skin removed I am more sensitive to other people's fortunes.''

However, the 54-year-old beauty insists the shocking events, which saw photographs emerge of Charles choking Nigella at a restaurant in London last summer, have put things into perspective for her.

During an appearance on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, she explained to the 38-year-old comedian: ''I'm alive and I've found somewhere to live. I have had better times, it is spring and I am feeling better and I am very happy to be here.

''I have been alive for longer than you so I know life has its dips and it can get better and you can't fight it.''

Nigella and Charles tied the knot in 2003, but their 10-year marriage came to an end in July last year after the businessman filed for divorce seven weeks after the shocking photographs were published.

Read more on:    nigella lawson  |  celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Kanye West's sweet birthday message to Kim Kardashian West will have you shed a tear. Read More »

Brad Pitt has missed the deadline to respond to Angelina Jolie's divorce petition, seeking to avoid sparking an acrimonious legal battle. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.