Lauren Laverne's life from DJ husband and two kids to backlash over iconic role

Lauren Laverne
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Lauren Laverne is best known for her roles in DJing, modelling, writing and singing, and she also has the hosting duties for Glastonbury with the BBC again this year. But how much do we actually know about this versatile personality?

Laverne's journey in the broadcasting industry began as the presenter of Play UK's series The Alphabet Show, alongside Chris Addison. She went on to host an array of shows such as Planet Pop and Loves Like A Dog for Channel 4, Five's Party in the Park alongside Mel B and also Orange Playlist for ITV.

In addition to this, she is the voice that wakes up BBC Radio 6 listeners during her morning show and she continues to present the long-running radio programme Desert Island Discs. Lauren stepped in for Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs in 2018 after Young had to leave due to health concerns, following a 12-year run.

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Despite the controversy that sprung up at the time, Lauren took it all in her stride, reports the Mirror. Now known as X, she used Twitter to state her appreciation for all the support she received: "Today has been an entirely unexpected inventory of who is in my corner. I have to say I couldn't be happier. In fact it's been the best day in ages. Isn't it funny how it goes that way sometimes? Thanks very much to everyone who has been so kind."

She later added: "The wave of messages is as surreal as it is wonderful. As a seasoned festival-goer I've had many surreal experiences while wearing a kagoule but this is a new personal best. Thank you all so much for your kind words. I hope to live up to them."

Lauren Laverne and husband Graeme Fisher
Lauren Laverne and husband Graeme Fisher -Credit:Lauren Laverne Instagram

Off the screen, the presenter has been happily married to DJ Graeme Fisher since 2005. In 2022, she opened up about their love story that began when they worked together in the early 2000s.

When asked about her most memorable kiss, she told The Guardian: "The first with my husband, 20 years ago. We worked together on a pop TV show in the early 00s. He invited me to a gig and we both thought other people would come, but nobody did. We realised that it was Valentine's Day and ended up getting together."

Two years into their wedded bliss, Lauren and Graeme welcomed their first child, a son named Fergus. By 2010, they were a family of four with the arrival of their second son, Mack.

In the same interview, Lauren offered a rare glimpse into her life as a mother and shared her fears about ageing. Speaking about her sons, she expressed her wish to leave them "the knowledge that they were absolutely adored for exactly who they are". When asked about her fears of growing older, she simply said: "Losing people."

Lauren will be leading the coverage from Worthy Farm alongside Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley.