in thinking that Trinny Woodall should know better?

(50 Posts)
PervCat Sun 20-Oct-13 08:50:43

wtf with the Saatchi " dates"

fgs woman

Sorry, what? (It's very early)

PervCat Sun 20-Oct-13 08:59:55

her and charles " the choker" saatchi

QOD Sun 20-Oct-13 09:00:50

I know, I mean what could Trinny "desperate for a bit of fame" see in the multi multi millionaire?

PervCat Sun 20-Oct-13 16:02:53

She's crazy in rl tho isn't she ?

DoJo Sun 20-Oct-13 16:13:01

Why should she know better specifically?

womma Sun 20-Oct-13 16:27:37

If she could see past the massive pound signs blinking on and off that she must have in her eyes, she might see it differently.

But let's face it, an elderly millionaire, even with a history of being emotionally abusive, isn't going to be single for long is he? Some daft injection faced Chelsea divorcee will grab him and just put up with it. And one has.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 20-Oct-13 16:31:15

Is it because of Charles history of DA against women.

123Jump Sun 20-Oct-13 16:36:15

I think she is loaded herself. Iwouldn't think she is the first woman who has dated an alleged abuser either.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Sun 20-Oct-13 16:38:22

What could she possibly find attractive about the multi millionaire?

ImperialBlether Sun 20-Oct-13 16:40:06

She's well off herself; I don't think it's fair on her to assume she's money grabbing.

It's obvious that he's a very manipulative and clever man and I'm sure there are many, many of his friends and acquaintances who have been convinced by him that he hasn't done anything wrong.

Pagwatch Sun 20-Oct-13 16:46:28

But the 'attraction' of saatchi wouldn't be his money, would it?
It would be the lifestyle - the circles he mixes in etc. That's not to suggest she is grasping, but that kind of power/status must be a lure?

Other than that he is quite the catch what with the good looks and keeping his hands to himself.

C0ffeeN0biscuit Sun 20-Oct-13 16:49:50

Yeh, i thought ffs have u no pride trinny?

Think she has mental health issues though. And varioys legal addictions.

She's a fool to think she can handle him.

Greythorne Sun 20-Oct-13 17:19:47

She's well off by average standards, but she is not rich the way he is.

She is a former addict with a string of failed romantic relationships behind her.

He is an emotionally abusive millionaire who has been married three times and doesn't see what's wrong with trying the throttle his wife in public.

What could possibly go wrong?

C0ffeeN0biscuit Sun 20-Oct-13 22:17:53

She is too old to believe whatever bullshit he tells her about the media twisting things to make him look like a bully when he's such a nice guy.

TrueStory Sun 20-Oct-13 22:23:58

What could possibly go wrong grin! Greythorne ...

But, you know when you've failed, its very seductive to try and get back on that horse and prove everyone wrong (especially oneself hmm).

maybe this is the time for both of them? they've changed/grown? people do. and at the very least company-wise I expect they're both quite interesting people - Saatchi sponsored the best modern Art Exhibition ever on the Southbank IMO.

but isn't he a good bit older? and agree possibly re. "social circles," rather than "hard cash" motivation.

but wish them luck anyway, esp. Trinny.

dopeysheep Sun 20-Oct-13 22:32:57

I can't see without thinking of a comment I read in the DM questioning what the black book type item he was always pictured with.
"Does he carry that black thing everywhere? Is it a diary? 'Dear diary, went for dinner at Scott's. Managed not to throttle Trinny..."

Tikkamasala Sun 20-Oct-13 23:13:12

She's not really well off. Didn't she (and Susannah) lose all their money a while back? Susannah came from money anyway, but Trinny less so I think.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 20-Oct-13 23:15:27

Managed not to throttle Trinny oh my fucking God!!!!!

TrueStory Sun 20-Oct-13 23:25:44

but despite what I say, yeah sort of also agree with coffeenobiscuit. just hope she's a wise lady these days.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 20-Oct-13 23:29:22

I think she was married to a rich fella before? I wish her luck. Always liked her. They've known each other for years. Maybe they are just friends? hmm

drawsofdrawers Sun 20-Oct-13 23:39:03

It's not going to end well. An alcoholic and a wife beater

thestauntonlick Sun 20-Oct-13 23:45:14

Wow! I hope she doesn't end up posting on relationships at some point. Doesn't sound like she'll get much sympathy. It must be s nice feeling never to.have made a mistake about a man hmm

BasilBabyEater Sun 20-Oct-13 23:54:54

Oh FGS of course she's not after him for his money, how ridiculously vulgar and misogynistic to spring to that idea immediately.

She just wants to improve his sartorial sense.

But to be serious, women are told all the time that domestic abusers aren't really responsible for their actions and that women provoke them, blah blah blah. He's probably spun her some line about how Nigella was a fucking provoking, difficult, stroppy cow who constantly pulled rank because of her family connections, put him down, was emotionally abusive to him and he was at the end of his tether, he knows it was wrong, he couldn't help it, he's never done anything like it before or since, it was a one off, etc. etc.

And he's charming, well educated, cultured, well-informed and very, very plausible.

Why on earth should she know better? She's someone who got famous because she's good with clothes, not because she's got a searing analysis of male violence and gender power differentials in relationships and society. Why shouldn't she believe the lies the man and our culture tells her?

Lighthousekeeping Sun 20-Oct-13 23:57:10

I agree.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 20-Oct-13 23:59:14

I hate how everyone assumes that women are after men for their money. No-one ever says it about Kate Moss's husband or even daddy is loaded peaches geldof's husband or, any A lister female celeb that's married to an ordinary bloke.

QueenArseClangers Mon 21-Oct-13 00:06:34

Didn't Trinny nob (or try to) Keanu Reeves?

MMcanny Mon 21-Oct-13 00:11:53


VenusDeWillendorf Mon 21-Oct-13 00:12:57

Well Trinny can be forgiven for Keanu, no?

But satchii seems to be a different kind of creature.

Well done nigella! (If you're reading this ever...)

C'mon Trinny, wake up and smell the coffee.

VenusDeWillendorf Mon 21-Oct-13 00:14:36

Or saatchi, or whatevs.

PervCat Mon 21-Oct-13 03:39:06

Lol at gender power differentials. You old ponce

MistressDeeCee Mon 21-Oct-13 04:17:25

Agree with BasilBabyEater

& there are just too many women who believe the 'my ex is a bitch' story. They believe it because they want to, we're not talking 1st flush of youthful love here. They know the score.

I can't wish them well as I find it disappointing that a woman would degrade herself by knowingly jumping into the arms of an emotional & physical abuser. Just because she's famous, doesn't mean its any less deplorable.

Nothing to admire, hope she's not going to swan around like she's gained some (dubious) status.

rootypig Mon 21-Oct-13 04:18:47

She is a friend of a friend (who I barely know) on FB and her profile is quite public. Not to put too fine a point on it, she seems like a bit of a dick. To be more specific, an intentionally silly, appallingly right wing, borderline narcissistic dick.

This is making it sound like I care and I don't, she is entitled to be all of those things. But I find the Saatchi liaison entirely unsurprising. She exists in a mind bendingly posh world very far removed from reality.

PervCat Mon 21-Oct-13 07:28:09

Ooh. Dish does she still say no black with colour

PervCat Mon 21-Oct-13 07:28:14


deepfriedsage Mon 21-Oct-13 07:35:55

I know someone old enough and wise enough who went in with eyes wide open. They blame the ex, and believe the ex was a bitch theory.

PervCat Mon 21-Oct-13 07:36:50

Not wrt domestic violence but do you think people do change marriage to marriage?

LeGavrOrf Mon 21-Oct-13 07:42:09

I bet saatchi doesn't change. They are still going to the same restaurant and the same table where 3 months ago he was sitting there with Nigella. That is a blt odd,,isn't it?

deepfriedsage Mon 21-Oct-13 07:43:12

Yes, the level of emotional abuse may be more or less, it will still exist. Financial will be different, it will depend on different circumstance, it will still be there just to a different level. As for physical depends on size and willingness to defend.

BasilBabyEater Mon 21-Oct-13 08:06:43

Pervcat grin

Opalite Mon 21-Oct-13 08:19:11

Oh god... maybe Saatchi should know better instead? It would be fantastic if all womens self esteem and self worth was high enough that the man treating his ex-partner badly would be enough to keep them away. Unfortunately this isn't the case at all and FFS yes of course, this successful woman must be with him for his money... really?!

seems odd that they sat at the same table that the pics were of nigella, do you think he is still trying to control nigella with this, the whole thing looks like a car wreck waiting to happen, I hope trinny wakes up before she is sucked in. Nigella I wish you all the luck in the world.

C0ffeeN0biscuit Mon 21-Oct-13 13:46:29

Dont think theses guys change marriage to marriage no.
My x no satcchi, but he was baffled when i left him. he said five years latwr to my mother that he'd done nothing wrong. So, he'd felt entitled to take out his bad humour on me, blame me for everything, verbally abuse me and financially abuse me then...?
I saw my x in saatch when he divorcedHER on the grounds that she didnt defend him.
With that kind of mindset there's no reflection, no self-discovery, no remorse, no learning......
I had psychotherapy after i left my x. I know why i got on to it why i stayed.... i see things so differently now and ive learned a lot about people and relationships and human nature!
It is almost astonishing how little my x has learnt in contrast. He firmly believes i left him because i was lazy.
Saatcchi will have the same beliefs. Nigella wound him up. She pushed his buttons. She never knew when to let it go. Nobody else made him so cross etc etc, then the papers twisted things by just showing him strangling nigella but not detailing what she had done to drive him to it!!!
Guarantee he will have learnt NOTHING

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 21-Oct-13 15:19:56

I was concerned about Trinny when I saw the photo of her sprawled in the taxi with her gusset showing. I hope she hasn't fallen off the wagon.

C0ffeeN0biscuit Mon 21-Oct-13 15:40:19

Yeh.... dating saatchi could be a drunken deicision. Hope she doesnt get sucked in.

You cant dip a toe in the water with these power crazed mind fuckwits

fromparistoberlin Mon 21-Oct-13 15:49:48

I had some book vounchers and out of sympathy I got a Nigella book, instead of Ottolenghi, Team Nigella and all that

Nigellas tone is SO annoying, big mistake

anyway, Trinny better watch out
is she an alcoholic? I refer to poster earlier, I never knew that, if yes HUUUUGE mistake for an addict to get with an abuser

Eastpoint Tue 22-Oct-13 11:22:05

She was an alcoholic for 10 years & was/is involved with the charity Action on Addiction. I think she's been very vulnerable since her divorce & losing the tv show.

fromparistoberlin Tue 22-Oct-13 20:44:30

oh dear, its going to end in tears

PervCat Tue 22-Oct-13 21:57:47


StainlessSteelBegonia Tue 22-Oct-13 22:06:03

Poor Trinny. I hope she's okay.

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