We catch up with the actress, 44, over a cuppa and a pastry to talk husbands, kids, and her rock-chick past…
Where Reynolds, Charlotte Street, London
Morning Patsy. You look fantastic – what’s your secret?
Thank you! I have regular facials and put sunblock on every day, which really helps. I’m actually very boring – I like early nights and I run every morning.
You are as famous for your love life ups and downs as you are for your acting. How do you keep going?
I had lost all my confidence before doing Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 because of what was going on in my personal life at the time [Patsy’s fourth marriage to DJ Jeremy Healy, 50, had just broken up]. But I found it character building.
Yes, I do. I am a romantic, definitely. It’s just part of who I am and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Are you involved with anyone romantically at the mo?
[Coyly] I don’t really want to answer that question…
My eldest, James [with second hubby Jim Kerr, 52] works for his step-dad’s [Liam Gallagher, 39] clothing line, Pretty Green. He turns 20 in September and he’s so professional, I’m really proud of him.
Does he still live at home?
Yes, he lives with me and I still cook him tea – I don’t want him to go! Lennon [Liam’s son] is 12 and is already taller than me. He’s such a gentle, loving boy. If you put a wig on Lennon he looks just like me, it’s bizarre!
We remember your ’80s band Eighth Wonder. Would you ever go back to music?
It was fun but it feels like several lifetimes ago now. Music was something I was passionate about, but I’m not a great singer.
Fast-forward 24 years, what would your karaoke song of choice be?
Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash, because it’s really inappropriate for me to sing, since I’m a woman and they were a forceful male rock band.
What’s the wildest thing you did in your rock-chick days?
Honestly, I think people have a distorted view of what my life was like! I’ve been a mum since my early 20s and have always been completely obsessed with my kids.
Ever had a dodgy haircut?
I would have loved to have shaved my head and got a nose ring when I was a teenager, but my convent school would never have allowed it.
If you could go anywhere in a time machine, where would it be?
I’d go back to London during the ’60s. I’d visit the 100 Club and see all the amazing bands playing there, such as the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. The country was on such an upswing after the war and now we’re in a recession-filled world – it just sounds like a golden time.
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Cups of tea drunk by Fabulous 2
Detox juices drunk by Patsy 1
Croissants eaten by Patsy 0 (very healthy)
Croissants eaten by Fabulous 3 (not so healthy)