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Trinny Woodall finds this part of her relationship frustrating

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Photo credit: Tim Whitby - Getty Images

Trinny Woodall says she finds some people's perception of her seven-year relationship with businessman and art dealer Charles Saatchi frustrating.

The beauty entrepreneur and former What Not To Wear presenter has been in a relationship with Saatchi since 2013. They live together in London. He was previously married to Nigella Lawson.

Woodall – who runs successful beauty brand Trinny London – said the assumption that Saatchi bankrolls her business and lifestyle 'probably gets to me more than anything else because it's the furthest from the truth'.

She told The Telegraph's new Imposter podcast: 'Any friend who’s known me for years will know I’m the most self-sufficient person they’ve ever met. I know how hard I work. I know I pay for every single thing in my life, apart from the roof over my head because I live with Charles.

'Every single thing I pay for and every element of what I put against business expenses I’m careful of.'

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

The former TV presenter went on to say she was 'very content' with Saatchi and had 'grown-up a lot in how I am in a relationship' in their time together, especially when it comes to dealing with stress, anger and arguments. She was previously married to the late musician Johnny Elichaoff.

'I don't let myself get away with stuff,' she said, 'so if I have a kind of outrage, he'll go "really, are you kidding?" And then I'll go upstairs and think "Okay, let me grow up now"'.

She added: 'I think that's what happens when you're with somebody who has been through a lot in their life, and there is nobody who is more supportive of my business and jobs in terms of being my champion.'

You can listen to Trinny on The Telegraph's Imposter podcast here

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