Miranda star Sally Phillips has revealed she’s found love again after her husband left her for a Russian yoga teacher.
The actress and comedian, who also starred in all three Bridget Jones films, was married to shipping director Andrew Bermejo for 14 years.
Actress Sally Phillips has found love again after the breakdown of her marriage
But she is now in a happy new relationship after being introduced to partner Ian by a friend.
Sally, 53, described her new man as “to die for” as she opened up on her romance at Edinburgh Festival.
“My husband left me for a member of the Russian Yoga Federation, though I’m not legally allowed to say that anymore, but he won’t listen to this,” she told broadcaster Kaye Adams at How To Be 60 Live!.
“Fortunately, my friend introduced me to Ian, and I’ve been with Ian for four years now. And he’s to die for.
“And actually, to be honest, when he kissed me, this is true. I’m going to overshare because comedians do that.
“But when he kissed me, I did think of that line, you need to be kissed a lot by someone who knows how. So I’ve met someone who knows how to kiss.”
Sally, who found fame on the Channel 4 comedy sketch show Smack the Pony, got married in 2003 and shares three sons with her ex-husband.
She met her new partner Ian two years after her marriage to Andrew ended in 2017.
Speaking about Ian to Kaye and co-host Karen MacKenzie in the first of three live shows, she said: “I am very, very happy with him. And I feel very lucky to have had a second chance.
“But there’s always that pain, isn’t there for the kids? Because my kids were quite young when it happened. And I guess I would never have left. But now he’s taken all the guilt from me and done it for me. I’m quite pleased.”
Sally also confessed she felt “ridiculously old” when she saw herself on screen because she had not succumbed to Botox or plastic surgery.
She explained: “I do feel my age actually. I may as well be honest. Not doing any Botox or having my face stung off by jellyfish and inserted with plastics.
“So you feel very aware every time you’re on telly, every time you see yourself. I feel pretty happy in real life, but within the world of the screen, I look ridiculously old.
“My face has got my life etched into it. It’s too late for me now to go down the whole Botox. I think that ship sailed.”
Sally, who played Miranda Hart’s irritating upper-class friend Tilly for six years, revealed that she tends to play characters ten years older than her actual age when she’s working in America.
The actress, whose roles include the fictional Prime Minister of Finland in the US TV series Veep, said: “It just makes me a bit confused. You think, how am I going to act this? Because I look this way.
“In Sweden I play slightly younger than I am here. I play about my own age. And in America I play ten years older.”
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Sally’s husband left her for a Russian yoga teacher
The actress played Tilly in Miranda
Sally also starred in all three Bridget Jones movies
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