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Carol Vorderman says relationship with 'five special friends' is working very well

Carol Vorderman says relationship with 'five special friends' is working very well

She's explained why she thinks it works so well

Carol Vorderman has said her relationships with her ‘five special friends’ are going ‘very well’ while explaining how it works - just in case you were wondering.

The former Countdown star previously revealed that rather than sticking to one bloke and one relationship, she opts for several ‘special friends’ instead.

In a recent interview, Vorderman said that the set up works well for all those concerned and that she plans to carry on with things exactly as they are.

Speaking to You magazine, she said: "Oh yeah, yeah, my 'special friends'. I'm continuing with that system and it's working very well."

Vorderman - who is 62, but appears to be somehow ageing backwards - revealed that one of the lucky fellas has been in her life for 11 years, while another has been around for seven years.


Vorderman insists it works so well as she’s not the jealous type.

She said: 'I'm not a jealous person and I'm happy when my friends are happy, whether they are 'special friends' or not.

"The goal of my life is to be happy, not to be in love. I just find people interesting and life interesting.

"And you can get to a stage where you choose which bits you enjoy. You can't in your 30s because you're making your way in your career, you're beholden to bosses and all those sorts of things. But in your 60s…"

Vorderman has previously revealed she feels ‘freer’ than ever thanks to her slightly unconventional set up.

She first opened up about her ‘special friends’ on an episode of This Morning back in October last year.

In a post on Instagram after her revelation, she wrote: “I wanted to break one of the last taboos where women of my generation and others have been told that we need to marry and then live ‘happily ever after’.


“The facts speak differently. Half of first marriages end in divorce. Around 2/3rds of second marriages end in divorce. They all begin with hope and then sadly end.

“There is another way for this modern world where the majority of women work.

“Life is one of chapters in my humble opinion.

“For those who have found traditional monogamous love and it's lasted for decades then I can only offer you honest congratulations.

“However, there are different kinds of love and relationships. I have never felt freer since I've said I don't want to marry again and am happier with a small number of special friends, all of whom I've known for a long time. There are different kinds of relationships and a less pressurised one is one which suits many of us. It's just that society has said we can't talk about it. Well stuff that.”

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Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships