Nigella Lawson, who showed off a stunningly trim figure while filming her new BBC2 series, “Nigellissima”, last month, dishes on her weight loss in an interview with Radio Times. The 52-year-old star reveals to the latest issue of the tabloid that she has started to work out regularly and reduced her wine intake to once a week.
Looking extremely slender as she gobbles on spaghetti on the cover of Radio Times, Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson spills to the magazine that she will never want to become too thin as it reminds her of her former husband, John Diamond, as well as other close family members she has lost.
According to Daily Mail, the mother-of-two admits to the tabloid, “I don’t equate thinness with healthiness, as other people do, because I’ve only ever seen people get thin and then die.”
When asked what is the downside of putting on weight, the brunette beauty responds that she only minds being curvy “if I’m having my photograph taken. Otherwise I don’t.”
Nigella Lawson was married to journalist John Diamond from 1992 until his death from throat cancer in 2001 at the age of 47. The couple had two children - Cosima, now 18, and Bruno, now 16. She tied the knot with multimillionaire art collector Charles Saatchi two years after John passed away.
Nigella became a household name thanks to a series of TV hits and cook books and came to be known as a “Domestic Goddess.” In the chat with Radio Times, she reveals that it was her former – and beloved - husband’s illness that compelled her to come out of her shell.
Having been diagnosed in 1997, John lost his tongue during treatment of cancer. Nigella tells the magazine that she was forced “to be his voice.”
She says, “I found it very hard, because he was much more confrontational than I am. He wrote a column once about shouting at a builder and he kept trying to make me swear and I wouldn’t want to say the words.”
The brunette also lost other loved ones to cancer including her mother, Vanessa Salmon, who died of liver cancer when she was 48 and her sister, Thomasina, who lost her life to breast cancer, at 32, in 1993.
Nigella tells Radio Times, “I adored John… but for anyone who has seen three people they love a lot die, the cliché of survivor guilt is strong but it doesn’t bring them back hanging around moping. So I feel sometimes I have to enjoy life for them as well.”