Nigella Lawson admitted that she sometimes thought “why didn’t I hold my stomach” while filming, but that made her “even more uncomfortable”.
Speaking in a candid new interview, the famous cook, 61, insisted that she “doesn’t focus” on what people say about her and that today her desire for comfort is “a lot. greater ”than his vanity.
Nigella added that after reaching a “certain age” in life, she enjoys “lounging flat” in her house and sticking to a “baggy black thing” wardrobe.
Candid: Nigella Lawson admitted that she sometimes thought ‘why didn’t I hold my stomach’ while filming, but that made her ‘even more uncomfortable’ (pictured in 2020)
Speaking to people, the star said, “A lot of my family has died from cancer, and I don’t think you can witness it and equate thinness with health. It is quite alarming.
“I don’t focus on what people are saying about me, even when I’m filming. I sometimes think, “Oh, why haven’t I held my stomach? But that doesn’t last because I was trying to be something other than who I am, which would make me even more uncomfortable.
“The shape of your body is where the flesh settles, isn’t it?” There isn’t much you can do about it.
Nigella added that when you hit a “certain age” it’s more important to be comfortable than focusing on your vanity.
Focus: In a candid new interview, the famous cook, 61, insisted that she “doesn’t focus” on what people say about her and that these days her desire for comfort is ” much bigger ”than his vanity (photo from 2007)
The TV cook tragically lost her mother Vanessa Salmon in 1985 to liver cancer and her sister Thomasina died of breast cancer eight years later in 1993.
Nigella’s first husband, journalist John Diamond, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and died in March 2001.
They had two children together; her daughter Cosima, now aged 26, and her son Bruno, now aged 24.
Speaking of learning to cope with grief, Nigella said that a loss “doesn’t just magically go away” and “the hurt is still there” just isn’t so “raw”.
Pleasure: Nigella added that after reaching a ‘certain age’ in life, she enjoyed ‘lounging flat’ in her house and sticking to a ‘baggy black thing’ wardrobe (pictured in 2020)
The star, who has been vaccinated, also insisted it was important that she did not “risk anything” during the coronavirus pandemic because she is the “only parent” of her children.
In October, Nigella revealed that she had never seen herself turn 60 after witnessing the deaths of several family members under the age of 50.
The TV chief said she would never take her age for granted after watching those around her die young; her mother at 48, her sister at 32, then her late husband John at 47.
Speaking in the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, the TV chief said, “I’m not a planner – except when it comes to food! But to be completely honest, I could never take it for granted that I would be alive at that age.
Family: Her mother Vanessa Salmon died in 1985 of liver cancer and her sister Thomasina died of breast cancer eight years later in 1993 (pictured in 1965)
“My mother died at 48 and my sister at 32. And then John [Diamond, her late husband] to 47.
‘So even if I was the kind of person who planned ahead, I don’t think I would have seen myself here… I think there is nothing you can do about it. [ageing] so why complain?
The TV personality admitted that the trauma of losing loved ones changed his whole attitude towards the aging process, adding that as long as people are “healthy” it is “the most important thing. “.
Nigella Cook’s latest book, Eat, Repeat was released on October 29 in the UK and is available in the US on April 20.
Husband died: Her first husband, journalist John Diamond (left), was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and died in March 2001 (pictured in 2000)