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James Martin, 50, opened up about not having “any interest” in getting married or having children in a resurfaced interview. The Saturday Morning chef admitted he couldn’t picture a wedding in his future despite dating his long-term partner for more than a decade.
James generally likes to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, but back in 2019 he admitted has no plans to propose or start a family.
Asked about any future vows, the chef told Sunday People at the time: “No, it doesn’t interest me in the slightest, mainly because I’ve catered for so many weddings, really.
“I admire people who do it, that’s fine, but I’m quite happy,” he continued.
“I don’t need to spend 60 grand on a day, no, I’m more than happy thanks.”
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The James Martin’s Great British Adventure presenter explained he prefers to splash his money on some expensive hobbies and interests instead.
This includes his impressive car collection, which boasts a Chevrolet Corvette, a Lotus 340R, a 1948 Maserati and two retired Formula One motors.
“My mates come round to my house and they look into my garage and I go, ‘These are my babies, these are my things,’” he explained.
“But you know, it’s each to their own, isn’t it?” James reflected.
James met Louise back in 2011 and has maintained a private relationship with her ever since, barely mentioning her in public.
The pair met on the set of Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? but ironically appear to have no interest in appearing on TV together.
Before Louise, James famously dated Hollywood legend and Bond film producer, Barbara Broccoli, who is 12 years his senior.
Barbara, who is behind the legendary James Bond franchise, met James at a charity auction, with the TV chef recalling how the pair “instantly clicked”.
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Opening up in an article after their break up in 2008, James confessed that the worlds they came from were just too different.
The pair went on to date for five years before they finally went their separate ways, with James admitting that there would always be “an imbalance” between them.
The chef recalled often feeling starstruck in the presence of Hollywood stars like Bond Girl Halle Berry or Nicole Kidman.
He also found it difficult when Barbara would shower him with expensive gifts, describing how her generosity was eventually the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Barbara, who has an estimated net worth of $400 million, had given him some incredible presents over the years, including three genuine Picassos.
After the pair parted ways in 2008, James went on to date former Miss England Sally Kettle for a while before falling head over heels for Louise.
James Martin’s Saturday Morning airs today at 10am on ITV.
James Martin’s Great British Adventure airs afterwards at 12.15 on ITV.
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