Caprice Bourret has hit back at Ulrika Jonsson after being accused of ‘blurring the line of consent’.
The model, 49, had advised married women ‘not to say no’ to sex with their husbands in a recent interview, with Ulrika, 53, slamming Caprice’s comments and saying she was ’embarrassed’ for women like her who still hold ‘antiquated’ viewers of ‘gender-typical roles’ in a relationship.
Ulrika remarked that Caprice’s comments were ‘dangerous’ and questioned whether she would be sharing the same advice if she had a daughter – with Caprice now firing back at Ulrika and encouraging her to ’empower and support’ other women.
Hitting back: Caprice Bourret, 49, has hit back at Ulrika Jonsson’s criticism of her advising women ‘not to say no’ to having sex with their husbands in a recent interview
Posting to Instagram, Caprice shared a photo with her husband, Ty Comfort, and told her followers that the temptation ‘was too dear’ not to respond to Ulrika’s column in The Sun targeting her.
She shared a video telling fans that normally she ‘would ignore’ Ulrika’s article about her, but she couldn’t resist ‘having some fun with it’.
‘I just had to,’ she teased, as she then shared a lengthy post wishing Ulrika ‘a healthy, awesome relationship’ and hitting back at claims she has been ‘doing nothing’ for the last few years.
The Dancing On Ice star wrote: ‘I know this is a bit random but the temptation was to dear. Dear Ulrika Jonsson @ulrikajonssonofficial .. Don’t get your knickers in a twist love.
Not impressed: Ulrika accused Caprice of ‘blurring the line of consent’ and branded her comments to ‘dangerous’ to other women (pictured in 2020)
‘I am so glad I have inspired you with content for your column in @thesun today… I am so sorry you have had a hard time with past relationships … I am not having a go but you have been very public about this …I wish for u2 also have 10 years of amazing intimacy and blessed with a healthy ,awesome relationship as I have had with my hubby #soblessed (sic).’
Caprice continued: ‘u have to work at it but the rewards are empowering for us as women and mommas …and it’s sooooo much fun ohhhhh I haven’t been doing anything For the past few years, I have been working my tushie off growing @bycapricehome into the successful biz it is today #sograteful.
‘I would love to gift you a bedding set maybe it will give you tons of luck in between the sheets anyways let’s empower and support each other and have a bit of fun too … we all deserve it after this very challenging time we have had with Covid and how it has affected everyone … sending so much love and happiness.’
In Caprice’s interview with OK! magazine, she suggested women should still have sex with their spouses even if they are tired as it’s ‘just 10 minutes of your life’, noting that she and Ty, who she shares two sons with, were ‘at it like rabbits’.
Firing back: Caprice told fans she wanted to ‘have some fun’ with Ulrika’s column about her and encouraged the TV star to ’empower and support women’ instead
‘It’s just 10 minutes of your life,’ the mother-of-two insisted, adding: ‘You can’t say ”I’m tired” or ”I have a headache” – no!’
She said: ‘Girls, my advice – even if you aren’t in the mood because it’s been a long day – it’s just ten minute of your life. Or 15!’
The blonde beauty had been asked whether or not it’s true that her sex life has improved since tying the knot, and the runway star certainly didn’t hold back.
‘If the sex goes in the relationship, it’s done and dusted,’ Caprice said frankly, adding: ‘You have to keep it alive.
‘And if you can settle down from your day and enjoy it, it’s fricking awesome. It’s the best stress reliever.’
Ulrika, however, took issue with Caprice’s comments and wrote in her column in response: ‘There I was thinking women had forged a way forward over these past, equality-inducing decades, where they no longer had a sense of obligation to perform sexual favours for their partners but were quite at liberty to have sex only if they wanted to.’
Thoughts: Ulrika had said she was ’embarrassed’ for women like the Dancing On Ice star who still holds ‘antiquated’ viewers of ‘gender-typical roles’ in a relationship
Candid: Caprice should still have sex with their spouses even if they are tired as it’s ‘just 10 minutes of your life’, noting that she and husband Ty were ‘at it like rabbits’
She went on to say that she was of the belief that the days of men demanding sex from their wife was ‘well and truly over’.
She added that while she herself has a ‘high sex drive’ and would mostly welcome sex, if she didn’t feel like making love, ‘it ain’t happening’.
Ulrika continued: ‘I feel embarrassed for women like Caprice who still have such an antiquated view of gender-typical roles in a relationship. It’s almost as cringe-inducing as when ex-PM Theresa May claimed when talking about domestic bliss with husband Philip that “there are boy jobs and girl jobs”.’
Amid her scathing criticism, the former weather presenter accused the model’s remarks of being ‘dangerous’ as it could almost muddle the line of consent.
She added: ‘But Caprice’s comments are considerably more dangerous.
Having her say: Ulrika suggested Caprice may not have shared the same advice if she had daughter, writing ‘She’s blurring a very precarious line of consent. If she had a daughter, would she be urging her to lie back and think of England’
Loved-up: Caprice shares two sons with husband Ty, who she has been with since 2011
Controversial: Caprice said in her interview: ‘Girls, my advice – even if you aren’t in the mood because it’s been a long day – it’s just ten minute of your life’
‘She’s blurring a very precarious line of consent. If she had a daughter, would she be urging her to lie back and think of England as she heads off into life to build healthy, respectful, egalitarian relationships?’
Caprice’s candid new interview echoes November reports that she had been ‘passing time in lockdown by getting busy between the sheets with her husband’.
A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘Caprice is passing the time during lockdown by getting busy between the sheets with her husband Ty.
‘She loved spending time with her hubby during the last lockdown and they plan to have a date night a minimum three times a week! If they can fit in more they will!’
Caprice reportedly told friends last year: ‘Thank goodness he had his tubes tied otherwise there would definitely be a bundle of joy on the way by now’.
No holds barred: Since jetting off to Ibiza after spending lockdown in London, Caprice insisted that she and Ty are ‘like rabbits’ in the bedroom