Is Martha Stewart single? A look back at the love life of a notoriously private celebrity
American media businesswoman, Martha Stewart, is best known for her lifestyle brand consisting of cookbooks, cookware, television shows, and more. Many believed that her lifestyle empire would crumble following her imprisonment but Martha managed to grow it, and she's more relevant now than ever before. While Martha continues her search for Mr. Right, she's going to be appearing on the PBS series 'Dishing with Julia Child' to discuss the influence of the late chef's show, 'The French Chef'. The series airs on Fridays at 10 pm on PBS.
Stewart was born Martha Kostyra, on August 3, 1941, in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College in Manhattan, where she met Andy Stewart, a Yale law student, and the two married in 1961 at the age of 20. She gave birth to her only child, Alexis Stewart, in 1965 and the pair split in the mid-'80s. their divorce was finalized in 1990.
Martha subsequently dated 'The Two Popes' actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in the '90s, but she split with him after she watched 'The Silence of the Lambs'. When appearing on Howard Stern's radio show in 2006, Martha explained that she couldn't help but think of her then-beau as Hannibal Lecter. "Oh, I loved him, but he was… scary. I was going to invite him up to Maine. I have this beautiful home in Maine, but then I reconsidered because I saw that movie again," she told the radio host. "Do you want someone eating your brain while you are sitting in your beautiful dining room in Maine?"
"I would have probably had a very nice relationship with Anthony Hopkins, but I couldn’t get past the Lecter thing," she continued.
Martha also dated software billionaire Charles Simonyi for a whopping 15 years, beginning in 1993. The two stayed together through Martha's legal battles, and while she was in prison from 2004 to 2005.
Following her split from Charles, Martha hasn't had any significant relationship that she's regaled to the public.
Playing a game of ‘Never have I ever’ with AOL, Martha revealed that she has never used ‘Tinder’ but she used ‘Match.com’ and was disappointed. “They just don't make algorithms for people like me," Martha said. When the host asked her about "not kissing on a first date?" Martha confirmed that she is not one of those people. "How else are you going to get to know them... fast?" she said with a laugh. And just like everyone else, Martha said that she often gets nostalgic about her exes too. "I often Google my exes, I'm sure they Google me," she revealed.
Subsequently, on ‘The Corp’, she noted that she'd want a love interest to have multiple modes of transportation at his disposal. "A boat would be nice. A plane would be nice too... I'd like a helicopter," she said on the show.
When she appeared on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ in December 2016, the ‘Martha Stewart Living’ founder also said that her dream man is on the younger side. Upon being asked to describe her perfect match, she said that he would be "not older, definitely not older, about 10 years younger."