It’s pretty safe to say that Nigella Lawson had a shitty 2013. She was choked in public (and God knows how many times privately) by ex-husband Charles Saatchi, then she was forced to testify against her former employers AND had to own up to the fact that yeah, being married to an abusive dickhead kinda makes you want to take drugs sometimes. WHO WOULDN’T?
While she’s laid pretty low since then, Nigella appeared on The Michael McIntyre Show in the UK this week and opened up about the tough time behind her – as well as her hopes for the future.
“Well, you know, I’ve had better times. You know, it’s spring and I’m feeling better and I’m very happy to be here. I’ve been alive longer than you, so I know that life has its dips and it can get better – you can’t fight it.
“I try not to live in the public’s fear. You have your own life. If anything I’ve stopped reading papers, which I find difficult because I was a journalist for so long and I’m a bit of a print fanatic. Of all things to go, that’s relatively alright.”
“I’m not an innocent, I understand how it works, I just don’t involve myself. I don’t speak and I don’t comment. I could say things and they would be indiscreet but I don’t want to. “The real truth is that if you don’t read things and you don’t get too involved it doesn’t enter your bloodstream; if it doesn’t enter your bloodstream you don’t get contaminated. What I’ve found since then is that it’s given me a far too sensitised reaction to newspapers writing about other people’s misfortunes.
“You survive anything yourself but when I see other people’s private lives being treated and put in a cavalier way, I think I don’t want to read it and I don’t want to be included in it. I really think that if the major thing in your life is what people who don’t know you think then you’re living your life wrong.”
Oh man, I love me some Nigella. Thank God she got out of that awful situation. I just hope now we can leave her personal life alone and just concentrate on her delicious food, ‘cos oh man, it’s so so good.