Peaches Geldof has an interesting take on her father Sir Bob Geldof and his notorious penny pinching ways. The star has spent a few weeks living at home at Bob’s gaff with her hubby-to-be Tom Cohen while the pair have their new east London pad worked on by builders.
Peaches told me at the plush Spectator Life magazine launch party in London: “My dad lives like somebody during the war, I swear. He goes out and buys these 12p biscuits at the local shop and he’s all about having treats very rarely.
“When we first got there we were surprised there were not war ration tokens for us to exchange for tins of food. He’s a very funny man. But I can hardly complain when he’s paying for a large portion of our wedding. I think he’s a great dad – he’s installed the importance of money in me. I freely shop at Co-op these days – Sainsbury’s is a luxury. We’ve just bought a house so we have to watch our pennies.”
The star only has a few weeks until the birth of her first child and she’s sporting a huge bump (which I couldn’t resist grabbing hold of) at the launch. She told me she’s ready for the arrival of the couple’s son. “It can’t happen soon enough,” she said. “I’m ready now and we’re nesting. We also bought a dog recently so we’re a proper family unit. I’m just staying in and watching the Kardashians all the time – I’m obsessed with them and their TV show.”
How her party girl lifestyle has changed! Good to see.