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F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone 'at peace' after tackling divorce rumours

Published 09/05/2016

F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is about to celebrate her third wedding anniversary with businessman Jay Rutland
F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is about to celebrate her third wedding anniversary with businessman Jay Rutland

Tamara Ecclestone said she is finally "at peace" in her life as she explained her decision to address "tiresome" divorce rumours.

The Formula One heiress, who is about to celebrate her third wedding anniversary with businessman Jay Rutland, made a very 21st century declaration of their strength of their marriage on Instagram in March, urging people not to "invent and spread" rumours.

It followed months of speculation that a court case involving Rutland had put strain on the marriage.

He eventually had charges of assisting an offender dating back to 2010 dropped in April this year.

She told Hello! magazine: "Towards the end it was just tiresome because it wasn't true.

"I guess because there was no truth in it, it didn't really bother me and I was just like, 'I don't need to defend my marriage, I know what's going on behind closed doors.'

"So in the end I just thought it would be easier to put something on Instagram and say, 'You know what, there is no truth in it."

The 31-year-old socialite also opened up about refusing to use a nanny or babysitter for the pair's two-year-old daughter Sophia, revealing they were yet to spend a night apart.

She said: "We've never left her, ever. I don't really feel the need to.

"When she's asleep at the end of the day I have a cup of hot chocolate and watch a TV show or a movie. Jay and I are on the same page for that.

"She still feels like a baby to me. When she's older we'll get that kind of stuff back in our lives but for now I'm happy with where I am."

After a turbulent relationship history, which included a former fiance found guilty of attempting to blackmail her, Ecclestone said she was happier than ever and now "at peace" with her life and relationship.

She said: "I kind of feel like this is who I was always meant to be and any mistakes I've made in the past have brought me to the right place and everything led me to this.

"It's a really nice feeling."

Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now.

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