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Nigella Lawson doesn't believe in inheritances



Tbdnigellalawson013008 In keeping with today British theme, celeb chef Nigella Lawson is causing a row across the pond because she is popping off about not wanting to leave her children any inheritance.

The Daily Mail says that while Lawson and her marketing maven hubby Charles Saatchi have an estimated wealth of about $220 million (about $30 mil of which is hers alone), her kids won’t see a thin farthing.

The 48-year-old has two children — daughter Cosima, 13, and son Bruno, 11, — from her marriage to journalist John Diamond, while 64-year-old Saatchi as a 12-year-old daughter, Phoebe, from his first marriage.

But Lawson told My Weekly magazine that she wants her kids to learn one thing from her: “To know that I am working and that you have to work in order to earn money. I am determined that my children should have no financial security. It ruins people not having to earn money. I argue with my husband Charles, because he believes that you should be able to leave money to your children. I think we’ll have to agree to disagree.”

Better start putting some effort into those handmade Mothering Sunday cards, kids.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33am]


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