Pixie Lott’s poignant reason for postponing her wedding, now she’s finally tying the knot
Singer Pixie Lott opened up to the Sunday Mirror’s Notebook magazine about why she put her wedding to Oliver Cheshire on hold
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Ever since Pixie Lott stormed the charts with her 2009 hit Mama Do, she’s become something of a chameleon in the entertainment industry.
Best known as a blonde bombshell with hits like ‘All About Tonight’ and ‘Boys And Girls’, the multifaceted star has also acted on stage and screen, most notably as the legendary Holly Golightly in a West End production from Breakfast At. Tiffany’s in 2016.
Additionally, Pixie helps nurture emerging talent at The Voice Kids and even runs her own performing arts school.
Here, the 31-year-old singer reveals details about her upcoming wedding to her model fiancé, 33-year-old Oliver Cheshire, and how they planned to wait until restrictions were lifted so they could have the celebration they wanted.
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Pixie also spills everything to keep the romance alive, her true passion in life, and her very special relationship with her hairstylist…
You must be so excited for your wedding. How’s the planning going?
It runs fine! We now come to the essentials. I’ve always felt like it’s so far away, but it’s really creeping up on us. We’ve had to postpone it a few times due to the lockdowns in the pandemic, so we’re glad we’re finally doing it. It was a long time coming!
Was it hard having to keep putting it off?
Yes it was. But we were obviously not alone, so many people have had to postpone their wedding and postpone everything. I’m just so happy it’s progressing. But we knew we had to do it and we weren’t the only ones.
Will it be a big party to make up for lost time?
Certainly! I didn’t want to do it when there were restrictions and we couldn’t invite everyone we wanted because of the rules. I wanted to wait until we could have the big party – our wedding is going to be a big party!
Do you and Oliver still make time for dates?
Yes, it’s important to still do that. Life goes by so fast and we’re so busy working on completely different projects, so it’s important to take that time. Olly is such a good cook. I’m really lucky with this because I’m the worst at cooking so he cooks a nice dinner.
They’ve been a household name for 13 years. Does it feel so long?
It does and it doesn’t. I feel like I’ve been doing this my whole life – I love it and live and breathe it. I can’t imagine doing anything else. But not on the other hand, because my passion for music has only gotten stronger. I just feel so lucky that I’m still in this profession and making music and doing shows.
You’ve also tried your hand at acting…
Yes. I also love acting, but music is my number one thing. I grew up with all aspects of performance and want to be the most rounded performer I can, so I grab every experience that makes me a better performer with both hands. I made a short film in the second lockdown and I really enjoyed it. It’s going to the film festivals right now.
And you have turned to coaching The Voice Kids. Are you excited about helping emerging talent?
Yes, I’ve always been fascinated by young talent and new talent emerging. I started auditioning at a young age so I know how the kids feel. I host an open mic night for unsigned acts and I also have a performing arts school that I run every weekday and Saturday with my mom and sister. I grew up in this environment so I know it inside and out and I just love seeing amazing talent and doing whatever I can to help them.
How do you find working alongside your family?
It is wonderful! We’re such a close family. They support me so much and come to all my shows. Doing school together was brilliant. My sister who is the director never wanted to be on stage but loves the behind the scenes aspects. It’s her full-time job and she loves it. My mom loves it too. We are a good team.
You are working with L’Oréal on the Hair The Love campaign. What made you decide to get involved?
I love that it encourages people to show appreciation for their barbers because I love my barber, Larry. I’ve worked with him for a long time and it’s great to celebrate and spread the message that hairdressers are so much more than the people who style your hair.
Will Larry do your hair for the wedding?
Yes! I couldn’t have anyone other than Larry, and my fiancé loves Larry as much as I do. He’s been making Oliver’s hair longer than mine, that’s how I met Larry. I’ll be doing a test next month to see what kind of vibe we’re going for. It’s going ok
to be amazing.
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