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‘He was the love of my life’: Jeremy Clarkson’s former mistress Phillipa Sage says she ‘fell apart’ after their split as she opens up about their relationship for the first time
- Jeremy was accused of having an affair with Phillipa in 2011 while still married to Frances Cain
- The couple then divorced in 2014 and Jeremy continued to date Phillipa until 2017.
- Phillipa said their separation “caused my worst blackout ever”, describing it as “really the lowest point of my life”
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Jeremy Clarkson’s former mistress claimed she “suffered a breakdown” after parting ways with the former Top Gear host.
Phillipa Sage, 51, called the TV star, 61, the “love of her life” and said their separation was “the lowest point in her life” as she spoke about their relationship for the first time.
Jeremy was accused of having an affair with Phillipa in 2011 while still married to Frances Cain. The couple then divorced in 2014 and Jeremy continued to date Phillipa until 2017.
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Candid: Jeremy Clarkson’s former mistress Phillipa Sage claimed she ‘suffered a breakdown’ after splitting from former Top Gear host (pictured together in Australia in 2011)
Phillipa said the breakup combined with her father’s unease and Jeremy’s downfall from Top Gear after an altercation with a producer led to her breakup.
She told the Mirror: “We were all exhausted and the stress of it all caused my worst blackout ever. Truly the lowest point of my life. But it was to prove the glorious turning point.
She added, “Jeremy was the love of my life and I thought it would be forever. “
A representative for Jeremy has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Complicated: Jeremy was accused of having an affair with Phillipa in 2011 while still married to Frances Cain (pictured with Francis)
Jeremy has been accused of having an affair with event organizer Phillipa while touring Australia, South Africa and Norway for the filming of Top Gear.
He was also seen kissing her while on vacation with her in Greece.
Jeremy’s alleged affair with Phillipa – who worked alongside him on his hit BBC car show – first came to light in 2011.
Jeremy and Frances got married in 1993. Before that, he married Alex Hall in 1989, but their relationship only lasted six months.
Upset: Phillipa, who called the TV star, 61, “the love of her life” said she believed the romance “would last forever” (pictured with ex-wife Francis in 2010)
Phillipa’s comments come after earlier this week Jeremy said he feared he would die this year.
The TV presenter turned 61 in April, but is worried about following in the footsteps of many of his friends and family who died at that age.
“Everyone I know dies at 61. Everything my friends did, my dad did, this is where you go. If I turn 62, I’ll be here forever, ”Jeremy told Saga Magazine. “When daddy died I thought of him as an old man, but I don’t feel old.
Her father, Edward Grenville Clarkson, died in 1994 at the age of 61.
Ex: Jeremy and Frances got married in 1993 (photo 2012). Before that he married Alex Hall in 1989 but their relationship only lasted six months
“When I see myself on the screen, I think, ‘Who is this? I always expect a 19-year-old to look at me. But older people don’t look like what we think they should, ”the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host added.
“When my generation is in retirement homes, we’re not going to dance to Vera Lynn, it’s going to be White Riot by The Clash. ”
Jeremy suffered from COVID-19 over Christmas and feared he would “die alone”.
The presenter wrote about his fear of health in The Sunday Times, sharing that he had started to feel bad four days before Christmas.
Clarkson said after searching for his symptoms on Google, he was finally tested for coronavirus where he came back positive.
“The doctor was very clear,” the presenter recalled in his January column. “I felt in bad weather for five to 14 days, then I would get better or I would have to go to the hospital.
“Where, because I’m 60 and fat, and because I smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I would probably die, alone, in a plastic tent.” isolated. ”
Pessimist: This comes after earlier this week Jeremy said he feared he would die this year after turning 61.