Cover Model Martha Stewart is 81, but she isn’t allowing age to deter her from reaching more incredible milestones. Decades after delving into show business, the star has made history as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s oldest cover model. She was chosen as one of the four cover models to appear in Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue. Stewart will be joining the trio, Brooks Nader, Megan Fox, and Kim Petras. Ultimately, the Food Network star is thrilled about making history and described the achievement as “kind of historic.” Besides her recent achievement, here are other interesting things to know about the television personality.
How Did Martha Stewart Become An Icon?
Cover model Martha Stewart’s drive for success has always been a part of her since her teenage years. The television personality began her journey in the entertainment industry as a model at age 15. After years of working in the modeling industry, Stewart decided to venture into cooking. She became inspired to pursue that career path after reading Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In 1972, Stewart finally began a catering business called Martha Stewart, Inc.
For the next few years, the writer worked hard, and eventually, her food menus and presentation left impressions in customers’ hearts. Soon, Stewart’s company began to get celebrity clients, and in no time, went international. With such huge success, the television personality chose to channel her energy into writing cookbooks, which aided in boosting her reputation. In 1991, Stewart’s company’s name changed to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Her cooking empire grew even more, as she published two magazines, numerous recipes, and books, and started a TV show.
Cover Model Martha Stewart Experienced Divorce
While Cover Model Martha Stewart has achieved milestones many can only dream of, she’s also been through tough times as well. One such time was when her marriage to her only husband, Andrew, ended in a divorce. The pair tied the knot in 1961 when Andrew was still a student at Yale Law School. Four years later, the former couple welcomed their daughter Alexis. Following Alexis’ arrival, there were high hopes that the couple’s marriage would last a lifetime.
Unfortunately, hearts were broken in 1987, when the duo separated. Then in 1990, after 29 years of marriage, Stewart and Andrew divorced. Several years later, the cookbook author opened up about her split. Stewart said it felt horrible to go through a divorce. The Sports Illustrated’s cover model then addressed past allegations that her marriage ended due to her infidelity. Stewart said she didn’t cheat, adding that the divorce was Andrew’s choice. However, despite how painful it was, getting over it and moving forward was more important.
Martha Stewart Once Sexted
Although Stewart was unlucky in marriage, her romance life hasn’t been boring. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the writer participated in a game of “Never Have I Ever.” At some point in the game, the host asked Stewart, Snoop Dogg, and Anna Kendrick if they had ever sexted. Surprisingly, Stewart held up the “I have” paddle, causing the audience to erupt with laughter. Ellen then jokingly asked the star if she knew what sexting was. In response to the question, Stewart said, “I have used technology for a lot longer than you have, Ellen.”
Cover Model Martha Stewart Has Some Favorite Foods
Despite being a food guru, Stewart, like many humans, she has favorites. When it comes to a sweet and salty combination, the businesswoman loves chocolate chip cookies and sea salt. She once revealed her daughter’s giant chocolate chip chewy cookies with Maldon sea salt sprinkled on top, was her favorite. Regarding her favorite fried dish, Stewart loves homemade potato Gaufrette, cooked in olive oil. Similarly, Stewart also loves apple pies, with freshly plucked apples and baby peas, as a pizza topping. For burger topping, Stewart has a variety of favorites including Swiss cheese, relish, mustard, lettuce, and ketchup.
Martha Stewart Prefers Younger Men
While Stewart’s ex-husband is believed to be older than her, she previously said she prefers dating younger men. During an episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Stewart revealed she would love to date guys, who are ten years younger. She also recalled a relationship with a guy, who was younger than her daughter. Well, Stewart didn’t have an issue with it after finding out. Instead, she said it was fun. Overall, Stewart has had lots of amazing memories in various areas of life and continues to be an inspiration to many.