James Martin, a television presenter, has had a remarkable career in TV and food programming. But he also has a fascinating life outside of the camera.
This week, he made headlines for his split with Barbara Broccoli, the famous ex-wife he married in 2008.
James, 49, who is a celebrity chef and restaurateur, stated that there was an ‘imbalance between them.
He said that this imbalance led him to realise that things wouldn’t work out between him and his beau from across the pond.
They met at a charity auction. There was an instant connection between them. Mirror reported.
Barbara Broccoli: Who are you?
Barbara Broccoli (61), is an American film producer. She has worked on many high-profile films, including a large number of James Bond films.
Her films include No Time to Die (among others), GoldenEye and Casino Royale as well as Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.
She won the Outstanding British Film Award for Skyfall 2013 with her BAFTA-winning crew.
Since she was 17 years old, she has worked in the publicity for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Bond franchise.
She is reported by the Mirror to have an astonishing net worth of £300million.
What caused James Martin to break up with Barbara Broccoli’s girlfriend?
James Martin broke up with his girlfriend Barbara Broccoli after she tried to buy him a £180,000 supercar.
Aston Martin’s sporty motor was intended to be a gift from Barbara, who is ultra-rich, but it proved to be the last nail in their marriage.
He stated: “It wasn’t as if it was my birthday or Christmas – it was just a spur of the moment thought.
“In the end I said, ‘If I want something, I’ll work for it. Just drop it or we’re going to fall out over this’.
“It was a defining moment in our relationship. Deep down, I knew there was always going to be an imbalance.”
Barbara had previously treated James to three Picassos. But the car was the last straw that made James realize he couldn’t overcome the vastly different worlds they were from.
What is James Martin’s Net Worth?
James Martin, who has been in a relationship with TV producer Louise Davies since 2011, is thought to have a net worth of around £4million – according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Is James Martin married?
James Martin has been known for preferring to keep private life off the public eye. Louise and James Martin are a sweet couple. But he has made clear that they have no plans to have children or get married.
James spoke to Sunday People 2019: “No, it doesn’t interest me in the slightest, mainly because I’ve catered for so many weddings, really. I admire people who do it, that’s fine, but I’m quite happy. I don’t need to spend 60 grand on a day, no, I’m more than happy thanks.”
He says that he prefers spending his money on things he loves, which often manifests in beautiful cars.
“My mates come round to my house and they look into my garage and I go, ‘These are my babies, these are my things,’ but you know, it’s each to their own, isn’t it?”
*James Martin’s Saturday Morning airs Saturday at 9.25am on ITV