TV chef James Martin is famously tight-lipped about his love life. However, he recently revealed why his relationship with Barbara Broccoli hasn’t worked out.
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James Martin is known to be tight-lipped about his relationships, but recently opened up about his split from Barbara Broccoli.
The former TV chef dated the Bond star for four and a half years before they split in the mid-2000s.
Not much is known about his love life but he later dated a former Miss England and an actress before finding love with Louise Davies in 2011.
The couple met on the set of Celebrities want to be millionaires? and since then, their relationship has gone unnoticed.
Here’s what we know about James’ mysterious love affairs over the years…
James met Barbara, 61, at a charity auction and recalls how the pair pressed the button instantly despite their 12-year age gap.
Bond producer ‘Cubby’ Broccoli’s daughter bid £18,000 in an auction for him to cook for her.
At the time, James was 29 years old and came to her home in Chelsea to host her dinner party.
However, things did not go as planned and they finally broke up after nearly 5 years together.
In the TV chef’s words, their lives are too different for them to be compatible, and he often feels stuck around her because he’s around the likes of Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman.
She gave him gifts such as a £180,000 Aston Martin and three Picasso paintings.
“It wasn’t my birthday or Christmas – it was just a passing thought,” James said as he opened up about their breakup.
“In the end, I said, ‘If I want something, I’ll work for it. Just drop it or we’ll fall out for this’.
“It was a defining moment in our relationship. Deep down, I know there will always be an imbalance. ”
Sally Kettle and Claire Goose
After the couple broke up, James continued to date former Miss England Sally Kettle.
The Saturday Kitchen star also dated Walking the Dead actress Claire Goose.
James is extremely private about his relationship with the two stars and not much is known about this relationship.
He also dared interior designer Julia Dempster.
The lack of information about his love affairs may be because he ‘learned from his mistake’ after revealing details about Barbara.
“I was stupid not to listen to people, but I won’t do it again,” he said after the breakup.
“Now I know that you don’t sell your story. My industry is based on what I do, not who I am.”
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A few years after breaking up with Barbara, James moved in with Louise Davies, whom he has been dating ever since.
The couple met on the set of Celebrities Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2011 and still confront each other.
As James kept things low, reports surfaced about their relationship five years later.
“James desperately wants to keep his private life unnoticed and private following his romance with Barbara,” a source said. Sun.
“That’s easy to do with Louise because she also likes light things, unlike Barbara, who likes to make noises with him.”
The couple share a dog named Ralph.
He was asked about the possibility of walking down the aisle but he didn’t seem interested.
“No, I don’t care at all, mainly because I’ve catered to so many weddings,” James said.
“I admire people who do that, that’s fine, but I’m pretty happy.”
He explained to Sunday People in 2019: “I don’t need to spend $60k a day, no, I’m happy, thanks.”
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