Sadie Frost imagine 'amazing princess life' after marrying Gary Kemp

Sadie Frost, 56, says she imagined ‘amazing princess life’ after marrying Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp but has since realised she’s ‘better off single’

  • Mother-of-four Sadie says she had high hopes for first marriage to Gary Kemp 
  • She split with the Spandau Ballet guitarist in 1995 and they share son Finlay
  • Actress turned designer then married Jude Law with whom she has three kids 
  • Reflecting on her romantic life, Sadie, 56, says she’s ‘probably better off single’  

Sadie Frost imagined an ‘amazing princess life’ after marrying Gary Kemp at the age of 22 – but has now accepted she’s ‘probably better off single’. 

The actress turned designer wed the Spandau Ballet guitarist in 1988 after meeting on the set of a music video, having son Finlay in 1990 before splitting seven years later.  

The 56-year-old, who recently moved from north London to the countryside, admitted that she ‘didn’t know what marriage was about’ after walking down the aisle for the first time.  

Following her split with Gary, Sadie married actor Jude Law – with whom she had three children Rafferty, Iris, and Rudy, before divorcing in 2003, later dating businessman Darren Strowger who she separated from last month. 

Sadie Frost, pictured in London last month, says she had imaged an ‘amazing princess life’ after marrying Gary Kemp at the age of 22 – but has now accepted she’s ‘probably better off single’

The actress turned designer wed the Spandau Ballet frontman in 1988 after meeting on the set of a music video, having son Finlay in 1990 before splitting seven years later 

In an interview with the Guardian, she said: ‘I thought I knew everything, but I didn’t know what marriage was about. 

‘I imagined this amazing princess life ahead of me, but it was never going to be that easy.’    

Sadie is the daughter of psychedelic artist David Vaughan – who died in 2003 –  and his muse, actress Mary Davidson – who were 16 and 21 when they welcomed Sadie.

The designer says both she and her mother are more than happy on their own. 

‘We’ve been through lots of children, a few divorces, and both realise we are probably better off being single’, she said. 

Following her split with Gary, Sadie married actor Jude Law – with whom she had three children Rafferty, Iris, and Rudy, before divorcing in 2003 

‘I would have hated to be a Hollywood star because I’ve wanted to be grounded, to be at home. Showing up, cooking good food and loving my family. That’s what’s important. Mum taught me that.’ 

The former socialite, who was famed as part of the Primrose Hill set with the likes of Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher, has said goodbye to the affluent north London suburb after revealing her plans to purchase a small farm next year.  

Sadie sold the £8million home in Belsize Park in 2019, after purchasing it for £2million in 2002, with her then-husband Jude Law, 48.

The property that Sadie shared with her ex-husband located in north London’s celebrity enclave was the setting for a string of legendary parties enjoyed by members of the clique.  

The former socialite, who partied in Primrose Hill with the likes of Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher, said goodbye to Primrose Hill after revealing her plans to purchase a small farm next year. 

‘I think I will be based out there by this time next year’, she told The Times‘I have always wanted to have a small farm. I was googling how to buy a flock of sheep an hour ago.’ 

She recently completed a MA in film studies at Staffordshire University before following it up with a course on documentary making, and has just premiered her documentary on the designer Mary Quant at the BFI. 

Last month Sadie split from her partner of eight years Darren, but said there was ‘no drama or stress’ in the ‘amicable’ split, and that she is embracing the single life. 

 Speaking to Stella Magazine, she said: ‘I’ve decided to spend time on my own because of all my life changes, because of work, and the house. I want to live the life I want to live,’ Frost said. 

‘Maybe it sounds incredibly selfish, but my kids are finally [at an age where] I don’t have to worry about them – and I’m on a mission for me.’ 

 

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