Sadie Frost envisioned a ‘great princess life’ after marrying Gary Kemp at age 22 – but has now accepted that she’s ‘probably better off single’.
The actress became a designer and married the Spandau Ballet guitarist in 1988 after meeting on the set of a music video, and had son Finlay in 1990 before splitting up seven years later.
The 56-year-old, who recently moved from north London to the countryside, admitted she “didn’t know what the marriage was about” after walking down the aisle for the first time.
After her split from Gary, Sadie married actor Jude Law – with whom she had three children Rafferty, Iris and Rudy, before divorcing in 2003, later dating businessman Darren Strowger, whom she divorced last month.
Sadie Frost, pictured in London last month, says she envisioned a ‘great princess life’ after marrying Gary Kemp at age 22 – but has now accepted she’s ‘probably better off single’
The actress became a designer and married the Spandau Ballet frontman in 1988 after meeting on the set of a music video, and had son Finlay in 1990 before splitting up seven years later.
In an interview with the Guardianshe said, “I thought I knew everything, but I didn’t know what marriage was about.
“I imagined this wonderful princess life, but it would never be that easy.”
Sadie is the daughter of psychedelic artist David Vaughan – who died in 2003 – and his muse, actress Mary Davidson – who were 16 and 21 when they welcomed Sadie.
The designer says that both she and her mother are more than just happy.
“We’ve been through a lot of kids, a few divorces, and both of us realize we’re probably better off being single,” she said.
After her split from Gary, Sadie married actor Jude Law – with whom she had three children Rafferty, Iris and Rudy, before divorcing in 2003.
“I’d hate to be a Hollywood star because I wanted to be under house arrest, to be at home. Show up, cook good food and love my family. That’s what’s important. Mama taught me that.’
The former socialite, who was famously part of the Primrose Hill set that included Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher, has parted ways with the affluent north London suburb after revealing her plans to buy a small farm next year.
Sadie sold the £8 million house in Belsize Park in 2019, having bought it for £2 million in 2002 with her then-husband Jude Law, 48.
The property Sadie shared with her ex-husband in the celebrity enclave of north London was the setting for a series of legendary parties enjoyed by members of the clique.
The former socialite, who partied in Primrose Hill with the likes of Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher, said goodbye to Primrose Hill after she revealed her plans to buy a small farm next year.
“I think I’ll be there around this time next year,” she said The times. “I’ve always wanted to have a small farm. I was googling an hour ago how to buy a flock of sheep.’
She recently completed an MA in Film Studies at Staffordshire University before taking a documentary-making course, and has just premiered her documentary on the designer Mary Quant at the BFI.
Last month, Sadie divorced her eight-year-old partner Darren, but said: there was “no drama or stress” in the “amicable” split, and that she embraces the single life.
Speaking to Stella Magazine, she said, “I’ve decided to spend time alone because of all my life changes, because of my job and the house. I want to live the life I want to live,” Frost said.
“It may sound incredibly selfish, but my kids are finally here [at an age where] I don’t have to worry about them – and I’m on a mission for me.”