Yasmin Le Bon reveals shunning friends to focus on family is the secret of her 26 year marriage
She might seem like the woman who has it all but Yasmin Le Bon has admitted that having a lasting marriage, successful career and three daughters has come at a price.
Unlike many showbiz relationships, her marriage to Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon has stood the test of time, but the model has revealed it has meant friends have fallen by the wayside.
'I've had to accept that if you work, travel and have a family, you can’t keep friendships up. Anybody who thinks they can, without driving themselves into the ground, is mistaken,' she told this month's Easy Living magazine. 'One day friends will realise why you couldn’t always be there.'
What's her secret Despite her youthful appearance at 47, Yasmin Le Bon says she doesn't have a strict beauty regime
The British beauty said she doesn't have time to miss her friendships because she can 'hangout' with daughters Amber, 22, Saffron, 20, and Tallulah, 17, and finds companionship with her beloved three pug dogs.
She added that another secret to her 26-year marriage has been to always given one another space. 'I would find a relationship living in each other’s pockets really hard – a surefire way to break up', she confessed.
She admits there has been tricky times
but her attraction to Simon hasn't dimmed over the decades, 'I still fancy
Simon. I always think he’s the best-looking guy in the room'.
But for any women hoping to find out beauty secrets from Yasmin's interview will be disappointed.
Woman's best friend: The model told Easy Living she can still party hard but also likes relaxing with her dogs
She has a body to die for and at 47
could pass for half her age, but she says her flawless appearance is down to luck and not lifestyle.
'I don’t deserve this face. I've tried to sabotage it for most of my
life,' she said.
mother-of-three told the magazine she has no beauty tips
to impart on how she has managed to maintain the looks that
have kept her in demand as a supermodel since the Eighties.
'I've only recently discovered water and
sleep. I really don't spend a lot of time on grooming. I get given all
sorts of creams and I just slap them on.'
'I still fancy him': Yasmin says the spark is still alive in her marriage to Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon, who she first met in 1984
For any skeptics, she revealed her
appearance is not down to plastic surgery, because she knows people who
have done it and 'felt worse before they felt better' – although she
wouldn't rule it out in the future.
She also confessed she 'can still party harder than anyone', and while she always advises daughters not to mix their drinks, 'I don’t take my own advice'.
But the British beauty admits that
her life with Simon isn't all rock n' roll anymore.
In her spare time,
she likes nothing better than drinking tea, doing a crossword and
walking their dogs near their home in Putney.
Queen of the catwalk: Yasmin modelled for Stephane Rolland at this year's Paris Fashion Week
Cover star: Yasmin was interviewed in April's Easy Living
As well as continuing to be a cover star for magazine's like Easy Living, Yasmin's modelling work is also still flourishing on the catwalk.
In January, she stole the show at Paris Fashion Week when she looked stunning in a red silk jersey dress weighing 50 kilos, designed by Stephane Rolland.
The designer was full of praise for Yasmin after his show: 'I was totally engulfed by her beauty and persona. She is gentle, yet assertive… spicy, yet fresh… classic, yet rock 'n roll. A great muse!'
However, the model told Easy Living that despite such compliments, she still has body hang-ups like the rest of us.
'I do sometimes feel insecure – having spent years contorting myself into the strangest poses, a couple of years ago my back and hips gave out, so I had to stop exercising. I gained a lot of weight, but that’s life.
'I’m very glad I listened to my body. And whether you look like Helena Christensen or not, we all have days when we don’t feel great.'
Read the full interview with Yasmin Le Bon in April's Easy Living, on sale now