Sarah Ferguson - Fergie Sobs As She Recalls Marriage Woes

Former royal Sarah Ferguson has tearfully recalled the hell of becoming Prince Andrew's wife, revealing she hardly saw him and once jetted off to Australia in a desperate attempt to be with her absent husband.
Segments of the Duchess of York's upcoming TV special Finding Sarah were aired during Fergie's appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show in America on Wednesday (11May11) and in one she broke down as she remembered becoming a media target and a national laughing stock as she demanded to be with her husband, who was serving in the military overseas.
She now admits in the documentary series she was not prepared for royal life when she wed Prince Andrew in 1986, but she "worshipped" her husband and still adores him.
But she felt "worthless and lost" as his wife - because she only saw him for 40 days a year for the five years of their marriage.
Breaking down on camera, she says, "I had to learn to be a princess... and it was terrifying. Andrew wasn't there and I didn't know what to do.
"In 1988, when Beatrice was born, I said, 'I want to see my husband,' and I went to Australia to find him. That's when the press turned on me... They started calling me the 'Duchess of Pork' and 'fat, frumpy Fergie'. Stupid me, I believed it.
"They said I was awful and the more I said , 'But I'm not,' the more it spun out of control. It's never stopped since then."
The docu-series, which debuts on Winfrey's new Own Tv network in June (11), also features a therapy session in which Ferguson sits down with top TV self-help guru Dr. Phil MCGraw and tears up when talking about her parents.
She tells MCGraw she still blames herself for their split - when her mother ran off with a polo player - and admits her father's lack of emotion made her feel terrible about herself.
Fergie says, "Every time I got upset dad would call me a sheep's arse and tell me I looked like a clown and to grow up and stop being so silly, so I did and I just shut up."
The series has a few lighter moments - at one point Fergie is seen being driven around London and pointing at Buckingham Palace.
She jokes, "That's my old house... My room was on the second floor."


Contactmusic

Tags: Sarah Ferguson

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Gabrielle Union Contacts FBI After Topless Photos Of Actress Leak Online

Gabrielle Union is just one of the many female celebrities who have had their...

Gabrielle Union Contacts FBI After Topless Photos Of Actress Leak Online

Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell is the next huge Hollywood actor to take his talents to the...

Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'

One Direction's Zayn Malik Recalls Receiving "Family Planning Advice" From Russell Brand In Autobiography Extract

When a young man needs some much needed advice on the risks of unprotected...

One Direction's Zayn Malik Recalls Receiving

Jennifer Lopez Ft. Iggy Azalea - Booty

Jennifer Lopez has released the music video for her new single, 'Booty', after it was remixed by Australian rapper...

Jennifer Lopez - Booty Video

Angelina Jolie Set To Direct Conservationist Richard Leakey Biopic 'Africa'

Angelina Jolie has already found her next directorial project, and it is another...

Angelina Jolie Set To Direct Conservationist Richard Leakey Biopic 'Africa'

Eminem Ft. Sia - Guts Over Fear

Ahead of his upcoming compilation album, 'Shady XV', Eminem has released a lyric video for his August 2014...

Eminem - Guts Over Fear Video

Emma Watson's First U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Speech Targets Gender Inequality

Emma Watson, who was newly appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador...

Emma Watson's First  U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Speech Targets Gender Inequality

Kite - Trailer

When her father, a police officer investigating a human trafficking case, is murdered along with her mother, Sawa...

Kite Trailer

HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO...

HBO's
Advertisement

Comments

Blueshoes Wilson's picture

Blueshoes Wilson

its nice that they are some what back together. And I guess Sarah was not ready for the life style that Prince Andrew had And when a husband is gone a lot, it does take its toll on a marriage.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322519108

3 years 4 months ago
Report
View Comments

4dandy's picture

4dandy

She,s wicked because she sold out to the British Throne,remember the motel room ?
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322490050

3 years 4 months ago
Report
View Comments

Sarah Ferguson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sarah Ferguson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All