WELL-heeled journalist Celia Walden might be called Piers Morgan’s better half, after becoming the outspoken former newspaper editor’s second wife.
The former gossip columnist comes from a very comfortable background and thinks of herself as an expert on all things female. But what do we know about her?
Who is Celia Walden, how old is she and what is her background?
Celia Walden is a 41-year-old journalist, novelist and critic born in Paris but raised in London.
Her father is former Conservative MP George Walden.
She wrote for the Daily Mail before becoming the last editor of The Daily Telegraph’s diary section Spy.
At the time, readers complained that her byline picture showed too much flesh.
She dated French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli after interviewing him about cars for the Telegraph in 2006.
Now she has given up being a gossip diarist and writes features.
In 2015 she shocked the world by admitting she had been a member of the extramarital hook-up site Ashley Madison, though she claimed she signed up for article research.
Her 2011 memoir about her “rapport” with the late George Best – called Babysitting George – drew criticism from Best’s former mistress, who claimed Celia had only ever spent “a few days” with the football star.
Her first novel Harm’s Way was published in 2009 and she has also contributed pieces to to Glamour magazine, GQ and the Spectator.
When did Celia and Piers Morgan get married and do they have children?
Celia started going out with 52-year-old former newspaper editor Piers Morgan in 2006, while he was still married to first wife Marion Shalloe.
They wed in 2010 in Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, around the time Piers was presenting Britain’s Got Talent.
She and Piers have five-year-old daughter called Elise, who is Piers’ fourth child and only girl.
In a column, Celia previously revealed that she asked Piers which of her friends he would sleep with if she gave him a “hall pass”.
He’s said that she has “no sympathy” over the fact Piers gets up at 3.30am in the morning to go and present Good Morning Britain.
What does Celia Walden think of Piers Morgan’s work wife Susanna Reid?
Viewers of Good Morning Britain are very aware of the chemistry between hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan.
Not only does the gobby presenter refer to his co-star as his “work wife”, he was also once caught taking a sneaky peek at her cleavage.
The pair has been questioned so much about their friendship that Susanna even ruled out marrying her colleague.
Despite speculation, Celia seems to be fine with the hosts’ flirty relationship.
Even though she hasn’t spoken on the matter, she recently posed for a photo with Piers and Susanna.
Many are concerned that work partnerships can get a little too close.
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