‘You can have a different marriage with the same man’ Claudia talks openly about marriage hurdles

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  • It’s been one hell of a crazy year for Ms Winkleman.

    She’s one part of the glamorous duo taking over our Saturday night screens, a mum of three, wife to husband Kris and owner of a much-talked-about fringe.

    And now the TV personality has been speaking out about what means the most to her after it was reported that Claudia was left to fight for her marriage when work commitments threatened to cause a split.

    The 42-year-old presenter revealed to Essentials and now Red magazine (gracing both covers and looking gorgeous in the process) just how important her family life is, and how the relationship with her husband has changed.

    ‘All I know is that you can have a different marriage with the same man,’ she explained to Red magazine. ‘I think it’s also about growing older and being cosy. Working too hard puts a strain on – but we’re still working hard now,’ she added.

    Claudia and husband Kris married in 2000 and now live in Central London with their three children

    ‘We don’t have rules, but we look after each other more. So whoever comes home first normally makes the dinner. It’s just about being nice to each other.’

    Claudia and husband Kris Thykier have three children together: Jake, 11, Matilda, eight, and Arthur, three.

    Her interview took place before daughter Matilda’s Halloween horror, when the eight-year-old was rushed to hospital after a terrible accident when her costume caught fire while out trick or treating.

    After a stint in hospital where she was treated for her burns, she has since been allowed home although Claudia revealed she faces a ‘long road to recovery’.

    It’s been reported that the couple faced problems in their marriage six years ago when Kris was working in Hollywood and Claudia based in London – resulting in pressure on the relationship.

    It seems like as with many of us, family means the world to the TV star and home is where she’s happiest, telling Essentials magazine: ‘In an ideal world I wouldn’t leave my house, my kids, my kitchen or my duvet; home is where I’m happiest, in my own little bubble, pottering around, talking nonsense with my children.’


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