Arabella Weir, 65, says losing her sex drive was ‘the best thing’ that has ever happened to her: ‘I was very promiscuous’
Arabella Weir has proclaimed losing her sex drive after she turned 60 was ‘the best thing’ that has happened to her.
The comedian, 65, likened her decreased libido to being ‘unchained from a maniac’ as she was previously ‘very promiscuous’ in her younger years.
The Two Doors Down actress has now decided to embrace celibacy and prefers to spend time with her friends and family.
Speaking on Kaye Adam’s How To Be 60 podcast, she said: ‘Losing my sex drive has got to have been the best thing that’s ever happened to me after my children; it’s brilliant. It’s like being unchained from a maniac.’
Recalling her younger years, she said: ‘I was very promiscuous, I loved having sex and I loved the feeling of boys fancying me and reeling them in.
Candid: Arabella Weir has proclaimed losing her sex drive after she turned 60 was ‘the best thing’ that has happened to her
‘Looking back a hefty amount of that must have been trying to feel loved, but a lot of it was also very nice sex and that was great. But now I don’t want a f**k and I couldn’t give a f**k.’
Arabella was previously married to Jeremy Norton, who was 10 years her junior, from 1993 to 2013.
The TV star told how she thought about trying out online dating after her divorce but then decided against it.
She said: ‘When I was divorced in my mid-50s, the first thing I thought was: ‘I’ve got to get a boyfriend and I’ve got to go on Tinder.’ And then I thought: ‘what if I don’t?’
I was still up for a bit of sex at that time, but I thought again. I was a financially independent person, with a lot of great friends, so for me there was never a question of being lonely. But I suddenly thought: ‘do I really want to do this again?’
Elsewhere during the chat, Arabella spoke about her unhappy upbringing with her parents, former British diplomat Michael Scott Weir and his wife Alison.
The actress’ described her mother as ‘mentally ill’ and said she was not a mother in the traditonal sense of the word.
Honest: The comedian, 65, likened her decreased libido to being ‘unchained from a maniac’ as she was previously ‘very promiscuous’ in her younger years
She said: ‘Looking back a hefty amount of that must have been trying to feel loved, but a lot of it was also very nice sex and that was great. But now I don’t want a f**k and I couldn’t give a f**k’ (pictured in Coronation Street)
She explained: ‘She was my mother because she gave birth to me, but in no way shape or form was she a mother. She literally hadn’t got a clue and didn’t care.
‘My parents split when I was eight. I said: “what’s for supper?” and my mother went: ‘”how the f**k should I know?” She was posh and very well educated and she had money but she was mentally ill.
‘If you said something like: “where’s the loo paper?” she’d say: “why would anyone ask me?” My father worked abroad. He was very ambitious and very successful and he wasn’t interested in his children.’
Arabella also recalled how her parents would insult her appearance, calling her ‘too fat’ and ‘not pretty enoguh’.
She said: ‘My parents would say that explicitly. I was sexually assaulted a couple of times when I was a kid and by the second time, I knew my dad would say what my mother said – you must have done something to make that happen.
‘I would have loved to have known what it was like to have protective parents.’