Jane McDonald on why she lived at home with her mother until she was 45
Jane McDonald is a household name. Since watching BBC One documentary series The Cruise, the 58-year-old has appeared regularly on Loose Women and hosted her own shows, including Holidaying with Jane McDonald, which aired on Channel 5 on Sunday night.
But despite her success, the proud Yorkshirewoman recently revealed in a BBC Radio 4 interview that she lived at home with her mother until she was 45. She said: “I was not an only child. I still have a brother and a sister. But I was the one who stayed home until she was 45.
She went on to explain that because she worked away a lot, she always used her family home as a base: “I worked all the time and was able to pay the bills and I had my mom at home. took care of me. My brother and my sister got married and they had a great relationship all their lives. For me, it just didn’t happen that way. I’m just slightly different from both of them, which isn’t a bad thing.
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Following Jane’s success on The Cruise, she aired two of her own specials the same year – The Cruise Special: Jane Ties The Knot, which featured Jane’s wedding to her partner Henrik on the Caribbean island of St Thomas, and Jane’s Cruise To The Stars. , where Jane opened up about her incredible rise to fame. You can get the latest showbiz news here.
Jane didn’t have the easiest two years. In 2021, her longtime partner Ed Rothe died after a short battle with lung cancer. An announcement on Twitter read: “It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved longtime partner Ed passed away on Friday March 26. He had been battling lung cancer for a few months. We would like to thank everyone for their help and support.”
Speaking of her partner’s death in 2022, Jane told the Mirror: “If we know anything about what’s happened in the past year, it’s that life is too short. It taught me that life is for living and I will live it even more when we are allowed to go out again.
Since Ed’s death, Jane has remained single. She was previously married to Henrik Brixen, whom she divorced in 2003. Prior to Brixen, she was married to Paul, who remained out of public view.
Recently, Jane returned to her home county of Yorkshire, where she filmed a new television series for Channel 5. The show, Jane McDonald’s Yorkshire, received rave reviews from fans. The series saw Jane explore the best that Yorkshire had to offer, from small country villages to huge bustling cities. Her most recent show Holidaying With Jane McDonald is currently airing on Channel 5. The show follows Jane around the Caribbean.
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