Carol Vorderman (61) is a British TV presenter who has opened up to the public about her position on the issue of love relationships. In a recent interview, Carol Vorderman (61), admitted that she chose to practice polyamory (multiple loves) rather than having a relationship with just one partner.
In addition to co-hosting the popular British television show Countdown for 26 years, Vorderman has today revealed that she has a very different take on the question of finding "the right person" for a relationship, revealing that she is much more interested in something much more free-spirited.
The idea of polyamory is often viewed as a form of prejudice, however Carol believes the opposite to be true, as she stated that she does not believe there to be a single "right" partner, but rather believes there are many to choose from.
"Our mothers told us that we should marry when we were still 18 or 19 or 20, so we grew up with that convention that you should find one partner for life. My view is not quite like that. "Half of first marriages end in divorce, and nearly three quarters of second marriages end in divorce.
So I prefer to live my life in chapters."
As she explained, this has been going on for the past ten years.
"I've never felt freer. So I have ignored the looking for one person and I have a number of what I've called 'special friends'
She explained that her partners do not know each other, but that each knows about the other. "I don't really want to marry again. I don't really want to live with a man again. Have to look after him all the time. But this is a time to break this nonsense taboo, which is a person should only be looking for one other person that satisfies everything in their life.
That's hell." She continued: "They don't know each other, but they know about it. It's a very honest relationship. One of them has gone on for many more years than my marriage. Yeah, it's over 10 years. Another is seven. He's an astronaut.
He rang me from the space station." In her interview, Vorderman encouraged other people to go after the person their "heart sings about," even if that means spending only "occasional time" with that person. She added: "They're not looking for love, they're looking for companionship, looking for friendship, it may turn into love.
The age is really immaterial, but my experience suggests that somebody roughly in your age bracket. You have more in common. "Go with someone who makes your heart sing, babes. Even if it's only for an occasional weekend. You do you!" The British woman has two marriages behind her, in one of which she had two children.
Right after her last divorce, Vorderman declared that she "didn't want to get married again" or live with a man watching over him all the time.