It is no secret that sexy celebrity chef Nigella Lawson had a rather fractured relationship with her mother Vanessa Salmon, with Nigella once famously calling her mother deranged. However, they were still mother and daughter and their was still some love there.
Nigella has now opened up about her relationship with her mother, revealing how she praised her while she was on her deathbed. So, what great praise did Vanessa give her daughter? Was it about being proud of what she had achieved in her life? No. It was for being tall.
Lawson explained to the Huffington Post, "When my mother was on her deathbed, she told me, ‘Darling, whatever you do in life, nothing will ever match the achievement of being tall.’ I’m around 5’7″ in a family of short women. She liked to say I did it through willpower."
While that might not seem like the highest of praise that one can receive, it is nice to hear that Vanessa and Nigella were together at the end. As for her celebrity cooking career, Nigella Lawson continues to be one of the top cooks on television, with shows and books all around the World.