Kelly Brook insists she’s more content with her herself and her life than ever after marrying her long-term partner Jeremy Parisi last year.
The couple got married in Jeremy’s native Italy in July and Kelly is adamant things have ‘never been better’, crediting her age and body confidence with boosting her sex life.
Heart FM radio host Kelly, 43, who was previously know as a lads’ mag pin-up, also feels much more content in her body, as she says being thin no longer makes her happy.
She explained to The Sun: ‘I am married. I have got my dog. I have a job I love. Honestly it’s never been better.
‘Yes, I am older and not as thin as I used to be but my life is 100 per cent better and I am definitely 100 per cent happier. I don’t think being thin makes you happy. Being healthy does.’
Feeling good: Kelly Brook, 43, insists she’s more content with her herself and her life than ever after marrying her long-term partner Jeremy Parisi last year (pictured in 2018)
She continued by declaring that ‘sex is better with age and, yes, also when you are feeling healthier as you are feeling more confident in your body.
‘If I am training and I am eating well I definitely feel sexier. If you feel good then that definitely spills over to other areas in your life, for sure.’
Meanwhile, Kelly and Jeremy are planning to jet back to Italy this summer to celebrate their anniversary after they didn’t get to enjoy a honeymoon.
She said: ‘We have been together for a long time but being married changed things. For us, we definitely think more as a couple when it comes to the future and everything.
‘Everything has blended together more. We are now in it for the long haul. Not that I wasn’t before but it feels more, ‘Oh we are really doing this now’.
‘We haven’t had a honeymoon yet so I think we are going to do that in the next couple of months.
‘We will go back to Italy where we got married and be with the family.’
Kelly married her long-term boyfriend Jeremy in his native Italy in July last year.
The bride exchanged vows with Jeremy in Italian port town Civitavecchia, a popular holiday destination famed for its historic architecture.
It’s understood that Kelly pulled out all the stops for the day, with the bride-to-be paying for funfair rides and inviting A-list guest Kylie Minogue, according to The Sun.
The publication reported that the former Big Breakfast host has thrown ‘the kitchen sink’ at her wedding to give her and Jeremy the day to remember, with the plans turning into an ‘extravagant affair’.
The model was said to have splashed out up to £500,000 for her big day.
Throwback: Kelly said ‘Yes, I am older and not as thin as I used to be but my life is 100 per cent better and I am definitely 100 per cent happier. I don’t think being thin makes you happy’ (pictured in 2008)
A source told The Sun: ‘Kelly has thrown the kitchen sink at her wedding and it’s turning into quite an extravagant affair. She has booked the Villa Nota Pisani in central Italy for the ceremony and reception.’
The insider added that the villa is a ‘beautiful location’ and the couple ‘fell in love with it’ immediately after setting eyes on it.
They went on: ‘Kelly has invited all her friends and stars like Kylie are on the guestlist. The ceremony is going to be really romantic but Kelly wants to give her family and pals a real party afterwards. She has been in talks with a company to put on a funfair for everyone — and the drinks will be flowing all night.’
After earning her fortune following a successful 25 year career as a model, actress and media personality, it appears there was no expense spared when it came to making Kelly’s wedding dream come true.
The source added: ‘Kelly knows Jeremy is her soulmate and this is going to be her only wedding so she’s going all out. All in it is looking to cost her between £300,000 and £500,000 — but to her it is money well spent.
The insider continued to say that it is ‘Kelly’s dream wedding’ and that ‘everything she ever wanted’ is now ‘becoming a reality.’
Kelly previously shared that she won’t be doing any slimming down for the big day, admitting that she is ‘so happy’ with her appearance.
Explaining: ‘I’m the happiest when I’m a size 12’, which she currently is – the star opened up about her previous struggles with weight and how she sticks to an active lifestyle now.
Talking to Fabulous Magazine, the former model admitted that she is keeping her wedding plans under wraps, but denied that she would be doing any pre-wedding dieting.
Confident: Heart FM radio host Kelly, who was previously know as a lads’ mag pin-up, also feels much more content in her body, as she says being thin no longer makes her happy (pictured in 1998)
‘Oh, no [I’m not going on a diet]. I’ve not even really thought about that, to be honest. I’ve been on a diet plan for a few years now, and I’m at my weight that I love and I will stay at this weight no matter what’s coming up in the future,’ she replied when questioned on the big day prep.
The popular TV and radio presenter embarked on a relationship with the hunky Italian model in 2014 after watching one of his Instagram videos, and friends claim she’s ‘happier than ever’ following the understated engagement.
The model – a lads’ mag favourite in the nineties – has been engaged before to actors Jason Statham and Billy Zane, rugby player Thom Evans and Gladiator David McIntosh.
She also dated rugby lothario Danny Cipriani periodically between 2008 and 2010.