As a Formula 1 driver for 15 seasons, his career was built on speed. And it looks like David Coulthard has applied the same talent to his love life.
The retired Scottish racing star, 51, sparked engagement rumors after his girlfriend Sigrid Silversand was spotted wearing a huge sparkler on her ring finger just months after this newspaper revealed that he had separated from his wife, Karen Minier.
Swedish model Silversand, who is in her mid-20s, was seen wearing the rock as the couple went shopping in London. The couple were first pictured together in January walking hand-in-hand and sharing several kisses in the capital.
That same month, Amanda Holden also shared a photo of herself and her husband, Chris Hughes, with the couple as they enjoyed drinks to celebrate their eldest daughter’s birthday.
The retired Scottish racing star, 51, sparked engagement rumors after girlfriend Sigrid Silversand was spotted wearing a huge sparkler on her ring finger
“Celebrating Lexi’s 16th birthday with her godfather, David Coulthard, and his girlfriend, Sigrid, and my love,” she wrote on Instagram. Coulthard was the best man at Hughes’ wedding to British judge Got Talent.
The former sportscaster-turned-commentator had not been pictured wearing his wedding ring since January last year.
He married Belgian TV presenter Minier, 49, in Monaco in 2013. They met in 2005 while she was covering the Grand Prix for French TV channel TF1, and they have a son, Dayton, in 2008.
At the time, Coulthard described the birth as “the start of a fantastic period” in his life and said “winning 13 races seems utterly insignificant in comparison”.
He also once hailed his wife as a “fantastic kiss”, joking: “I’ve done research to confirm that she’s the best”.
Silversand doesn’t often post about her private life online, but has spoken openly about being single in the past.
In 2017, she shared a photo of her modeling wedding dresses and wrote, “Just because you’re single af [as f***] Doesn’t mean you can’t have a *** ton of fake marriages.
Coulthard was previously engaged to American model Heidi Wichlinski and had a relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour.
A Coulthard spokesperson was keen to play down the engagement talk.
Once a fashion enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier is now 70, but he believes he gets better with age, like well-worn jeans. “When denim ages it gets even better,” he tells me at the press night for his Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London. The French designer adds: “So it must be the same for us. The more we wear out and the older we get, the better.
Ed Sheeran’s Worst Nightmare: I See Fire
Ed Sheeran, who had a hit with a song called I See Fire, is desperate to avert a fire at his sprawling £3.7million estate in Suffolk.
I’ve heard the pop superstar has secured permission to install a high-tech lightning rod to protect the new chapel being built at his home near Framlingham.
East Suffolk Council planners gave the green light to the mast after there were no objections from neighbours. The rod, protruding 7 feet above the chapel tower, will attract all lightning to the immediate area and safely dissipate the 300 million volt electrical charge.
His new boat-shaped chapel will also have a spiral staircase and even a burial crypt where he can “retreat for contemplation, prayer and relaxation”.
It is built on the east side of the estate – nicknamed Sheeranville – because “sunrise is relevant in both Abrahamic and Eastern traditions.”
Binky’s marriage misfortune as mom can’t be there
Binky Felstead has a helping hand from Made In Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue as she prepares for her second marriage to businessman Max Darnton in Corfu.
But the celebrations will be tinged with sadness, as I hear the socialite’s mother, Jane, unable to attend after contracting shingles. Jane, who has multiple sclerosis, reveals, “I’m not going to be well enough to go. Despite all the ups and downs life throws at us, it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever had to deal with.
In the sun: Binky, left, and Rosie
It’s the latest blow for Binky, 32, whose one-year-old son Wolfie was rushed to hospital recently after a severe allergic reaction to hummus.
She and Darnton, 32, exchanged vows at Chelsea’s Old Town Hall last year.
The Queen always enjoys a glass of wine with her dinner, and this week she honored her head sommelier. I heard she presented Robert Large with the insignia of Honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order at Windsor Castle on Sunday. He was Yeoman of the Royal Cellars as well as its best sommelier.
Last fall, another royal sommelier, Demetri Walters, denied reports that the monarch had given up alcohol altogether. “I choose the queen, but she’s quite demanding, because she doesn’t drink much wine at the moment,” he told me. “It’s bad for his joints.”
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has revealed that Prince Charles, who is the godfather of his expeditions, bashed him about the dangerous risks he was taking. “I remember him saying, ‘I guess you’re so worried about beating the Norwegians for the next world record that you’re going too fast, and you might be at risk because of that. I replied, “Your Royal Highness, I understand from the news that you almost fell off your horse while playing polo and we also suggest to our patron not to take too many risks. ‘
Since marrying former BBC news presenter Simon McCoy last fall, 1980s pin-up girl Emma Samms has discovered she isn’t the only subject of his affections
I’m in love, says Simon from TV
Since marrying former BBC news presenter Simon McCoy last fall, 1980s pin-up girl Emma Samms has discovered she isn’t the only subject of his affections.
McCoy, 60, best known for his wacky jokes when reporting on the life of the royal family, is also in love with the lawnmower he drives around the garden of their Cotswold home – so much so that he gave him a pet name.
Samms, 61, says: “He doesn’t just have a name. . . but when it had to be brought in to be repaired, I noticed that Simon had written ‘Tarquin in hospital’ in our common diary.
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