10 Reasons Why We Want To Be Best Mates With Abbey Clancy

Mariel Reed

Abbey Clancy may be married to footballer Peter Crouch, but she's made a name for herself in her own right (her stint on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2006 and her Strictly Come Dancing win last year are just two highlights).

In her exclusive interview with us for the July issue of Marie Claire, she opens up being married to a footballer, family life and dealing with paparazzi. Her refreshingly down-to-earth attitude made us want to be her best friend, immediately.



1. She still shops at Tesco
‘I live in there. Everything I do is completely the same as everything I did ten years ago.’

2. She gets down to Beyoncé
During her shoot for MC, she got the entire fashion team in hysterics when she started grinding to Drunk in Love on set.

3. She can’t be bothered with going to the gym
‘I need a personal trainer to make me actually go ‘cos the second I feel bad, I stop.’

4. Her other friends are very cool
‘The first time I met [mega-stylist Katie Grand], she said she thought I would be a total knob, but now we’re friends and we ring each other twice a week.’

5. She’ll share her most intimate moments… maybe too intimate
‘So every time Pete and I have a party and we’ve had a few, the birth video goes on. I think everyone I know has seen it. I shouldn’t say that really, should I? Haha.’

6. She’s loves a good joke
When her publicist asked, ‘Did you drop yourself in it then, Abs?’ she replied, ‘Oh, yeah. I’ve told her all about my anorexia and my heroin addiction. And the crack habit.’

7. She’ll let a three-year-old put her in her place
Her daughter Sophia says thing like, ‘Mummy stop talking or your throat will fall off.'

8. She and hubby Peter Crouch are totally on the same wavelength
‘We’ve got the same sense of humour. We’ll look at something and look at each other and we’ll know. He’s just a very kind man – that’s why I love him.'

9. She’s realistic about balancing work and being a mum
‘My mum was always a working mum. I don’t think it’s something you should feel guilty about, even though you miss them. I think it’s important to work.'

10. She’s really not that into football
‘I’ve got no interest in football. My brother’s a footballer too and I was dragged to the freezing pitch every week as a child, I don’t see much glamour in it.’ 

Find out more about just how awesome Abbey is in our July issue, on sale now. This month's issue comes with a free Ciate Nail Polish and Caviar set, worth £10, and there are six different colour sets available.

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