Who is fern cotton dating
The BBC Radio 2 presenter was on holiday in Ibiza when she was first introduced to her future husband, with her close friend Amanda Byram capturing the moment the pair exchanged phone numbers.
“We spent all day yesterday decorating the house and making it all Christmassy,” the 34-year-old enthuses, before showing off the fruits of her labour - from fir-festooned bannisters to a behemoth of a penguin - to her 1.2 million Instagram followers (she has 6.7 million on Twitter). Though much has been made of the station’s mandate to lower the average age of its listenership (currently 32 - 29-year-old Clara Amfo has since taken over Cotton’s slot) she bristles at the suggestion it had anything to do with her departure. Plus, I really wanted to put my focus back into TV.
Is having a second little one around the house conducive to a productive work environment? But I love it, I love being a mum.” Jesse, a guitarist with two bands, Reef and Red Racer, was previously married to model Tilly Boone, with whom he had two children, Arthur, 13 and Lola, nine - who provided Cotton with the perfect initiation into parenthood. You grow up in your twenties being quite selfish and doing what you want.
I didn’t become their mum straight away and I am not their mum now. I am more of a support network for them.” She and Jesse met in Ibiza in 2011 and married in July 2014 - Cotton says she knew from the beginning she wanted to be with him forever. Cotton laughs, eyes to the ceiling, as if in search of the right words: “Not parental advice, necessarily.
“To me, the critic doesn’t count unless they are doing the same job,” she says.
“If it was Phillip Schofield saying to me, 'I wouldn’t have done it like that,’ I’d say, 'I really respect what you do and I will take that on board.’ But from someone sitting behind a keyboard at home, who has no validation in that career?