Trinny Woodall, the fashion guru and former co-host of the popular TV show “What Not To Wear,” has reportedly split from her partner Charles Saatchi. The couple’s relationship has been the subject of media scrutiny for years, with many commenting on the significant age gap between the two. After two decades together, it seems that Woodall has grown tired of the age difference and is ready to move on. In this article, we take a closer look at their relationship and explore why the age gap may have ultimately proved too much for Woodall.
Trinny Woodall, the renowned fashion expert and founder of a highly successful beauty and skincare brand, has recently revealed that she has moved house, igniting rumors of a split from her partner of ten years, 79-year-old Charles Saatchi. However, according to friends close to the couple, the reason behind the split is the twenty-year age difference between the two. They suggest that Woodall feels she is in her prime and wants to be out and about, while Saatchi wants a quieter life. The couple had been dating for ten years, ever since Saatchi split from his previous partner, Nigella Lawson.
Saatchi, a well-known art collector and ad-man, is said to be worth around £100 million, while Woodall’s beauty and skincare brand has been valued at £180 million and is still growing. Together, they had shared a home in Chelsea, but it seems that Woodall has now moved out. The source of her emotional post on Instagram, where she wrote, ‘It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life,’ may have been her recent move.
Trinny and Charles first got together in 2013, after Saatchi’s first wife, Kay Hartenstein, reportedly drew up a list of women who he might like to date. He had been single since separating from Nigella Lawson, following an incident where photographs showed Saatchi holding her by the throat during a lunch at Scott’s in Mayfair. After the incident, he accepted a police caution, but later claimed that it was just a ‘playful tiff’ and that he was helping Lawson to ‘focus.’
The couple began dating soon after this, and within three months of their relationship starting, Trinny had partly moved into Saatchi’s Chelsea home. In 2014, her former husband, Johnny Elichaoff, died by suicide after battling an addiction to painkillers for twenty years. They have a daughter, Lyla, 19, together. Woodall has spoken openly about her concerns about being a single mother, but credits Saatchi’s parenting skills in raising his daughter, Phoebe, for her reassurance.
Woodall has previously described their long-term relationship as having enabled her to grow up, challenging her when needed to become more mature. She praised Saatchi’s support for her business endeavors and said that there was ‘nobody who is more supportive of my business and jobs in terms of being my champion.’ In a podcast interview last year, Woodall described herself as incredibly self-sufficient, paying for everything in her life except for the roof over her head, which she shared with Saatchi.
Although Saatchi declined to comment on the rumors of their split, friends of Woodall suggest that she felt it was time to move on and that the age difference between them had begun to cause issues. Woodall is currently on a skiing holiday in France with her family, where they own a chalet. She has described being in nature as ‘very healing,’ alluding to the challenges she may face ahead as she navigates life without Saatchi.
In the end, Trinny Woodall’s decision to end her relationship with Charles Saatchi was a personal one, driven by her own feelings and desire for happiness. While the twenty-year age difference may have contributed to the rift between them, it’s clear that Trinny is looking for more than just compatibility on paper. Whatever the future may hold for her, we wish her the best of luck in finding the love and fulfillment she deserves.