Who is Michael Lewis' first wife? Lady Kitty Spencer becomes stepmom to 3 kids after wedding
The 30-year-old became the second wife of multi-millionaire Lewis, who has three children from his first marriage to Leona
Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer tied the knot with Michael Lewis, who is 32 years older than her, at a 17th-century Italian castle on Saturday, July 24. The 30-year-old daughter of Earl Spencer and his first wife Victoria Lockwood, became the second wife of South Africa-born multi-millionaire Lewis - the chairman of retail clothing franchise Foschini Group. Incidentally, Lewis is five years older than Kitty's father. He was earlier married to his first wife, Leona.
Who is Leona?
Not much is known about his first wife, Leona, except the fact that he got married to her in 1985, shortly after he moved to London. They are presently divorced and share three adult children, who Kitty became a stepmother to after the wedding. Details about Lewis' relationship with his ex-wife have been kept under wraps, including her personal information.
However, Daily Mail reported last year in January that Leola signed a prenuptial agreement before she got married to Lewis. However, it's not yet known whether Lady Kitty has done the same. In the past, Kitty has spoken about her desire to have children, although she admitted that she is in no rush. "I can see myself having children at some point," she told the Daily Mail last year. "But I’m only in my 20s. I do have friends my age who are having children, and they are so, so, sweet, but I think everyone should do things in their own time."
Kitty has kept her relationship with Lewis private
Princess Diana's niece has never been public about her relationship in the past. In an interview with Town and Country UK, the model said her romantic relationships have nothing “to do with anyone else.” “It shouldn’t make a difference to anyone’s day,” she said. “Who I love or don’t love, or have a crush on or don’t have a crush on, or go on a date with, I don’t know why that should be what somebody reads over their corn flakes. As long as I keep it sacred, then it can remain so. As soon as I don’t, I don’t think you can get it back.”
"It's not that I don't place an importance on love. It's because, for me, love is the most important thing in the world, and I will protect it with all my heart by not making it a topic of discussion. You open yourself up to other people having opinions, and it just isn't relevant to anybody's life but mine and my family's," Kitty added, "I just look forward to a really happy home life: a happy marriage and happy children. And I feel very at peace that things play out the way they should."
Rarely does she share pictures of her love life on her Instagram. She did however share a couple of pictures from her wedding, one of which features Lewis, days after she tied the knot. "Amore. Per Sempre," she wrote in the caption of her picture with her husband, which when translated, reads, "Love. Forever."
It was only in May 2019 that Kitty and Michael went public with their relationship during an outing in New York, despite being linked the previous summer. That August, Kitty was seen kissing Michael after leaving Club 55 in St Tropez. Even her engagement was low-key. Kitty has been seen wearing an engagement ring on her wedding finger for several months before sources confirmed to Daily Mail that she was indeed engaged. "Michael proposed to Kitty before Christmas," a friend told the Daily Mail. "She’s been in Cape Town for the holidays and told her mother and the rest of the family. Michael is loved by all of them. Despite his wealth, he’s very humble and low key."