Escape to the Chateau: Angel discusses issues with money
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Angel and Dick Strawbridge are well-known for their Channel 4 series all about the renovation of Chateau de La Motte Husson. However, Angel has now opened up about her family life outside of this, including being a step-mum.
It’s weird. Odd, isn’t it?
Speaking to Annie O’Leary and Wendy Golledge on the Swat, Snot and Tears Podcast, Angel opened up about her husband’s older children.
Wendy said: “So most people probably don’t know but you’re a step mum as well.
“How do you navigate that?”
Angel replied: “It’s weird. Odd, isn’t it?
“Obviously they are in my age range.”
Angel then mentioned how well she gets along with Dick’s son James Strawbridge with her nan even having a crush on him.
She said: “I love them all to bits.
“Dick had been separated for many years before he met me.
“But, it always feels weird when someone new is introduced, it’s always difficult.”
She followed: “Of course, it took time but when [they] saw how happy Dick was it just happened.
“I can always say I am there for them.
“I would consider myself as a friend and they should know they can ask me.”
Dick was previously married to Brigit Strawbridge after they tied the knot in 1982.
The pair had two children, Charlotte and James, together before they separated in 2010.
He married Angel in 2015, and they have two children together.
Their show Escape to the Chateau follows the story of the couple and their family as they buy, renovate and redecorate their house, while simultaneously juggling business and family.
The pair traded in their two bed apartment in Essex for a dilapidated 19th century French chateau and have worked tirelessly to reform it to its former glory.
It took and Dick and Angel four years and several trips to France before they finally fell in love with Château de la Motte Husson.
Angel knew within half an hour of viewing the Chateau that she wanted to buy it.
The couple managed to buy their dream home for £250,000, which was the equivalent of €340,000 at the time.
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