Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon announced with great fanfare in Hello! magazine that she was engaged to Hollywood talent agent Michael Ovitz.
But almost four years later, there is still no sound of any wedding bells.
‘There is never going to be a wedding,’ one of Tamara’s friends claims. ‘It’s all rather awkward. Michael is still married to his wife, Judy, and they do not want a divorce.’
Tamara Mellon announced she was engaged to Hollywood talent agent Michael Ovitz in 2015
Tamara, 51, told Hello! in March 2015 that Ovitz, who is 20 years her senior and founded the Hollywood talent agency CAA, had ‘surprised me with a beautiful ring’ the previous December.
Ovitz has been described as the most powerful man in Hollywood.
She said of their engagement: ‘It wasn’t entirely out of the blue because he kept saying, “I’ve got something really important for you.”
‘He first asked me to move in with him over a year ago, then I suppose he wanted to show his commitment.’
Tamara’s friends said it was all rather awkward because ‘there is never going to be a wedding’
The couple, pictured, bought a home in New York which, Tamara said, was ‘a long-term project’.
The news tops off a grim year for Tamara. In April, her ex-husband, the banking heir Matthew Mellon, died at the age of 54 while attending a drugs rehabilitation centre in Mexico.
They met at Alcoholics Anonymous and were married for five tempestuous years until 2005. She called him a ‘child in need of a nanny’ and later admitted to having snorted her way through ‘alpine ranges of cocaine’.
Tamara, who is the daughter of Tom Yeardye, a stunt double for Rock Hudson, and former Chanel model Ann Davis, went on to enjoy romances with Hollywood’s Christian Slater, 49, and rapper Kid Rock, 47.
She made £85 million in 2011 when she sold the Jimmy Choo brand after it became an international phenomenon by featuring in TV’s Sex And The City.
She and Ovitz could not be reached for comment.
The smart set’s talking about… Grantchester’s dishy new Rev
McMafia actor James Norton shot to stardom when he stripped down to a tiny pair of shorts and dived into a pond in Fifties drama Grantchester. Now that Norton has confirmed he’s hanging up his clerical clobber next year as crime-fighting vicar Sidney Chambers, all eyes are on his successor Tom Brittney, 27.
Brittney has set pulses racing while filming the new series in Cambridge after donning the dog collar of Rev Will Davenport.
Born in Kent to author Lynn Brittney and her husband Brian, Tom honed his craft at Central School of Speech and Drama before landing a role in the BBC’s Call The Midwife.
Now that Norton has confirmed he’s hanging up his clerical clobber next year as crime-fighting vicar Sidney Chambers, all eyes are on his successor Tom Brittney, 27 (pictured)
He is courting illustrator Katie Tweddle, 26, from North Yorkshire, whom he met after breaking up with his American girlfriend in 2014
London-based Tom enjoys a passionate love life off screen.
He is courting illustrator Katie Tweddle, 26, from North Yorkshire, whom he met after breaking up with his American girlfriend in 2014.
Rev Davenport is described as ‘a man of God, but with the devil inside of him’ — something that Tom can relate to. He admits: ‘I am a nice funny guy who can be dark and bad sometimes.’
Flaky finish for Kate’s Interiors
Britain’s richest supermodel Kate Moss is unaccustomed to financial woes. But her eponymous home interiors business does not appear to be going as planned.
New figures show Kate Moss’ home interiors business made a loss of £2,000 in its second year
New figures show Kate Moss Interiors made a loss of £2,000 in its second year and has now accumulated a £6,300 deficit.
Curiously, her business partner Katie Grove, a former PA, has also just stepped down as director. Moss had said: ‘I won’t do anything without her. She knows my taste exactly.’
It’s not clear why Miss Grove has quit, but Moss admitted last year: ‘I don’t want to say I’m a control freak, but I’m a control freak.’