‘Drink? It’s the gateway to worse for me’
OK, she hasn’t lost weight recently, but she has managed to stay sober for 25 years!
Now 51, Davina had a well-documented battled with drugs and alcohol in her youth, saying previously that she was struggling to make it in TV and make her mother Florence think she was worth something (she left her in Surrey with her grandparents, aged three, and returned to France). Since then, she’s dealt with the death of Florence, her beloved half-sister Caroline, seen her father diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and divorced her husband Matthew Robertson, with whom she has three kids. But through all of it, stayed off the booze, kept working and reinvented herself as a fitness guru, in fact she is so toned Helen Bond puts her at a svelte size 8. Admitting she had to ‘grieve’ when she gave up drink, she explained, ‘It was sad but alcohol was the gateway to drugs for me, and it would still be.’ Her plans for the future? ‘I’m getting a massive tattoo at 60, I’m going to do Iron Man at 70 (the world’s hardest one-day triathlon) and wear a bikini at 90!’
Sober for over 25 years!