COUNTDOWN star Carol Vorderman has said she’s in relationships with a string of men – one of whom is in space.
The TV presenter, who has been married in the past, says she’s given up on the idea of monogamy in favour of having “special friends”.
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Carol, 61, spoke about the subject to Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond on This Morning today.
She said: “I have ignored the looking for one person and I have a number of what I’ve called ‘special friends’.”
Speaking about the blokes she continued: “They don’t know each other, but they know about it. It’s a very honest relationship.
“One of them has gone on for many more years than my marriage. Yeah, it’s over 10 years. Another is seven.
“He’s an astronaut. He rang me from the space station.”
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Carol explained it was an attitude she had taken up since turning 50.
She added: “They’re not looking for love, they’e looking for companionship, looking for friendship, it may turn into love.
“The age is really immaterial, but my experience suggests that somebody roughly in your age bracket. You have more in common.”
The star was previously married to She was first married to Christopher Mather, a Royal Navy officer, in 1985 when she was 24.
The married ended after 12 months and she wed management consultant Patrick King in 1990.
The pair separated in 2000 and share children Katie and Cameron.
Carol explained: “You know, I don’t really want to marry again. I don’t really want to live with a man again. Have to look after him all the time.
“But this is a time to break this nonsense taboo, which is a person should only be looking for one other person that satisfies everything in their life. That’s hell.”
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