Ever wondered how the filthy rich cope with having a ridiculous number of rooms to park their bums in?
Well, if Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone is anything to go by, one cunning coping mechanism is to pretend that you actually live in a modest four room flat in Stevenage or something like that.
In fact, the 32-year-old mum-of-one admits she’s got so many rooms in her £70million Kensington mansion that she’s actually forgotten that a fair few of them even exist.
“There are definitely rooms I haven’t been in in ages,” she told The Mail on Sunday. “I don’t use the swimming pool and I haven’t been in the bowling alley for a very long time.
“I generally just use four rooms. But I like to have the space for when people come around,” she continued. “People think I am always walking around in designer dresses. I was, but I’m not anymore. I’m a mother now and I live in leggings. I never go to parties. I’m asleep by ten.”
Tamara has also hit back at critics who rounded on her when she posted a ‘brelfie’ of her breastfeeding her two-year-old daughter Sophie on Instagram.
“Yes, I’m still breastfeeding. It bugs me that people attack me for it. It’s the best thing my daughter can have. “I don’t judge anyone, but I am constantly judged. I don’t bother to respond. I’m happy, my daughter is happy and that’s all I care about.”
Despite her incredible wealth, Tamara has dismissed any notion of taking on a nanny and prefers to be a hands-on mum, spending most days with her sister Petra and their kids.
“We spend all day with our kids in parks, at Monkey Music, swimming. We don’t really mix with other mums as most of the other children are with nannies who don’t take any notice of us.
“We are the crazy women, never apart from our kids. Petra is like me, she hardly ever goes out. We are both obsessed with our children. Sophia doesn’t sleep in her own room – she sleeps in the bed with me and Jay. He has just got used to it.”
“I can give her anything she wants, but I know the biggest gift is nothing to do with money, it’s just to be with her. I chose not to have a nanny; to be the one changing her nappies, taking her to the park, feeding her and putting her to bed.
“I don’t judge myself except as a mother and I think I’m doing a good job as she is happy.”