Lorraine Kelly admits her sex life with 29-year-old husband Steve Smith is ‘toddler’ and says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is ‘trusting yourself’
- Hostess says she has self-confidence despite many older women feeling ‘invisible’
- The 61-year-old presenter has been married to cameraman Steve for 29 years
- Couple sharing daughter Rosie and Steve has famously stayed out of the spotlight
Lorraine Kelly has provided a rare insight into her 29-year marriage to husband Steve Smith, revealing that their sex life is “wobbly.”
The daytime television host, who married cinematographer Steve in 1992, says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is “confidence in yourself,” adding that “many older women can feel invisible.”
The 61-year-old added that despite having gone up a dress size after eating dinner with her husband during lockdown, she’s not worried about the extra pounds and doesn’t even have a scale.
Lorraine Kelly, pictured as host of her daytime television show, has given a rare insight into her 29-year marriage to husband Steve Smith, revealing that their sex life is ‘nice to waddle’
The daytime TV host says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is “trusting yourself.” The pair are pictured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019
“It’s all about trusting yourself. A lot of older women can feel invisible, but not me,” she told the Mirror.
She said that despite going from size 10 to 12, she won’t be counting her calories and will try to shift the extra weight by taking Zumba classes and avoiding sugary snacks.
“I’m not going to get excited about it. I don’t have a scale, so I don’t know how much I actually gained. I always go by how my clothes fit.
“I don’t think calories should be counted, but I’m not worried about the extra pounds.”
The TV host married cinematographer Steve in 1992 and he has famously stayed out of the limelight
Steve, 61, who shares daughter Rosie with Lorraine, has famously stayed out of the limelight and has previously praised her husband for “picking up the slack” and allowing her to balance her busy work and private life.
Lorraine added: “His idea of hell on earth would be like a premiere,” Lorraine laughs. It would be like having needles stuck in his eyes. That helps. It must be very strange to be with someone who likes to walk on a red carpet.’
The host also praised her partner for his support as she went through perimenopause.
Steve, 61, shares daughter Rosie with Lorraine and the presenter has previously praised her husband for ‘taking it easy’ and allowing her to reconcile her busy work and private life. The trio is pictured in London in 2014
The ITV star occasionally shares pictures of herself with Steve, who is a TV cameraman, on her Instagram, but their relationship has largely remained out of the public eye
She said: ‘It was absolutely terrible. I completely lost myself. My husband didn’t know what was going on. He said, “What can I do, how can I help?” It was he who said, “You must seek help.”‘
In September 2020, Lorraine looked up into the sky as she shared a rare glimpse of her husband Steve as they celebrated their 28th anniversary together.
The couple were treated to afternoon tea at The Ivy restaurant by their daughter Rosie, and Lorraine shared a photo on Instagram.
The pair all smiled as they both held up desserts with “Happy Anniversary” written next to them as their loved ones sent their good wishes.
The chat show host also shared a photo of the couple taken on their wedding day as they left the church after saying “I do.”
Lorraine wrote: ‘So this happened 28 years ago! Happy birthday to my husband Steve, who makes me laugh and is always in my corner.”