Nigella Lawson is a British cook, food writer, and television personality. With multiple award-winning books and her own cooking show, Nigella could very well be one of the most famous cooks in Britain.
If you want to find out everything about the celebrity chef, read this article to the end.
Nigella Lawson Net Worth
According to sources, Nigella Lawson’s net worth was around $20 million, or £15.5 million. However, her net worth was not always steady. After her divorce (we shall come to that shortly), Nigella had to buy a £5 million house in west London, with a home loan.
As of November 2020, Nigella Lawson was 30 years of age. Her exact birth date was 6 January 1960. And with her birthday of the 6th of January, Nigella’s zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Nigella was born as a daughter of a Conservative MP Nigel Lawson and his wife Vanessa Salmon, both of whom come from Jewish families. Her parents divorced in 1980 when Nigella was 20 years of age.
She grew up with siblings: sisters Horatia and Thomasina and brother Dominic. She also two half-siblings from her father’s second marriage: Tom and Emily. Nigella was interested in cooking from an early age as her mother loved cooking as well.
Professionally, however, Nigella arrived at cooking from various other ventures. She started by working with publisher Naim Attallah. Then she switched to journalism and started to write book reviews for The Spectator. After working a while with the publication, she became a restaurant critic there.
At the age of 26, she became the deputy editor of The Sunday Times. But she left that job to be a freelance writer. As a freelancer, she wrote a food column for Vogue and worked for food magazines like Gourmet and Bon Appetit.
Her first book, How to Eat, was published in 1998. Her second book, How to be a Domestic Goddess, was published in 2000. Both of them became best-sellers in the UK and garnered great praise.
From 1991 to 2001, Nigella hosted her own TV show on Channel 4 called Nigella Bites. The show was a huge hit and got a lot of praise and attention. Its fame compelled Nigella to publish a recipe book of the same name (Nigella Bites).
Nigella’s achievements in the culinary field were so many that if we start to mention them all, it might take us a while. All in all, she had published 11 books related to food, has appeared on 91 shows, cooking and others, written two TV series, and produced one.
Her Weight Loss
Now, let’s talk about Nigella Lawson’s weight loss. And how does she maintains it, even though she is consuming loads of delicious food? Well, the secret is yoga, which she did three times a week.
Of course, because of her foody nature, her weight keeps going up and down, as she herself said. But she balanced any increase in her weight with yoga and eating smaller doses of food.
Nigella stood at a height of 5 ft 7 inches.
Nigella Lawson Children
Unlike her career, Nigella Lawson’s personal life had had its ups and downs. Nigella married her first husband, John Diamond, a British journalist in 1992. Nigella had met John in 1986 and after a six-year-long courtship, they eventually married in 1992.
John and Nigella Lawson had two children: a daughter, Cosima, and a son, Bruno. The married life with John was going great until he died in 2001 because of throat cancer. John’s death affected her so much that she suffered from depression immediately after the funeral.
However, being the strong woman that she was, she recovered quickly, resumed the job she had taken a break from. And a couple of years later, married British businessman Charles Saatchi.
In contrast to her first marriage, Nigella’s second marriage was not a very happy one. They divorced ten years later in 2013. But the period before the separation was mired with emotional turmoil, threats, and court cases.
Apparently, Charles was a controlling and manipulative person. Although he was not physically abusive, he was emotionally cruel and authoritarian.
The final breaking point, however, was the fact that Charles wanted Nigella’s son, Bruno, out of their house and Nigella did not. This led to an altercation and Charles went on to grab Nigella’s throat in a restaurant. That was early 2013 and they were separated in the next seven weeks.
Following all the hassle with Charles, Nigella had become more closed and guarded. And it was her daughter, Cosmina, who pulled her out of that zone. According to Nigella, Cosmina’s words were “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.”
Nigella is very close to both of her children. Cosmina, who was 26 years of age in 2020, and Bruno, who was 24 in 2020, were two of the greatest fans of her cooking. Nigella had one step-daughter from Charles’s previous marriage.
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Who Is Nigella Lawson Boyfriend?
But what about Nigella Lawson’s love life after the divorce? Was there a boyfriend in the picture? Well, it was hard to tell. During her interviews in 2020, Nigella had opined that she liked staying away from the spotlight and she liked to keep it that way.
That also meant, keeping the world dark from her boyfriends, if she had one. During the COVID pandemic, however, Nigella was alone in the isolation. Her two children were grown-up and out of the home. But was there no partner?
It suggested that maybe Nigella Lawson was single and did not have any boyfriends. On the other hand, things could be different.