Lorraine Kelly admits her sex life with husband of 29 years Steve Smith is ‘toddling along nicely’ and says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is ‘confidence in yourself’
Lorraine Kelly has given a rare insight to her 29-year marriage to husband Steve Smith, revealing their sex life is ‘toddling along nicely’.
The daytime television presenter, who wed cameraman Steve in 1992, says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is ‘having confidence in yourself, adding that ‘a lot of older women can feel invisible’.
The 61-year-old added that despite going up a dress size after snacking with her husband throughout lockdown, she’s not concerned about the extra pounds and doesn’t even own a pair of scales.
Lorraine Kelly, pictured hosting her daytime television show, has given a rare insight to her 29-year marriage to husband Steve Smith, revealing their sex life is ‘toddling along nicely’
The daytime television presenter says the secret to keeping intimacy alive is ‘having confidence in yourself’. The pair are pictured at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019
‘It is all about being confident in yourself. A lot of older women can feel invisible, but I don’t’, she told the Mirror.
She said that despite going from a size ten to a 12 she won’t be counting her calories and will try and shift the extra weight by taking Zumba classes and avoiding sugary snacks.
‘I am not going to beat myself up about it. I don’t have scales so I don’t know how much actual weight I have put on. I always go by how my clothes fit.
‘I don’t think calories should be counted, but I am not stressing about the extra pounds.’
The television presenter wed cameraman Steve in 1992 and he has famously stayed out of the spotlight
Steve, 61, who shares daughter Rosie with Lorraine, has famously stayed out of the spotlight and she has previously praised her husband for ‘picking up the slack’ and enabling her to juggle her busy work and home life.
Lorraine added: ‘His idea of hell on earth would be at something like a premiere,’ laughs Lorraine. It would be like having needles stuck in his eyes. That does help. It must be very odd being with someone who enjoys walking down a red carpet.’
The host also lauded her partner for his support when she was going through perimenopause.
Steve, 61, shares daughter Rosie with Lorraine and the presenter has previously praised her husband for ‘picking up the slack’ and enabling her to juggle her busy work and home life. The trio are pictured in London in 2014
The ITV star occasionally shares snaps of herself alongside Steve, who is a TV cameraman, to her Instagram but their relationship has mostly been out of the public eye
She said: ‘It was absolutely horrible. 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 him who said, “you have to get some help.”‘
In September 2020, Lorraine looked on cloud nine 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, with Lorraine sharing a snap on Instagram.
The pair were all smiles as they both held up desserts with ‘Happy Anniversary’ written alongside it as their nearest and dearest sent their well 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 anniversary to my husband Steve who makes me laugh and is always in my corner.’