Nancy on Nancy
"I'm single with some interruptions," shares the sultry beauty Nancy Dell'Olio. As we sit down to play catch-up in-between celebrations for MOBO Awards founder Kanya King's birthday. It's Dell'Olio's second visit to her BFF Theresa Roberts' Hanover Grange home located in the opulent Tryall Country Club estate. She's on trend in a black lace jumpsuit that sits on her perfectly. "It's from a Paris boutique in Monaco, she reveals, and it's perfect for how I'm feeling right now in Jamaica: relaxed, laid-back and definitely in the Jamaican spirit. It's difficult for me to switch off totally as I'm under a lot of stress and, yes, there are challenges."
And make no mistake about it, under that beautiful exterior, lies a woman determined to put her past behind her and get on with life.
Life post-England former manager Sven Goran Eriksson has made the Italian lawyer's life tabloid fodder. Indeed, it's almost impossible for Nancy Dell'Olio to stay out of the tabloids. There's no discussing that this evening, and who can blame her when she's found solace amongst friends? There's nobody special in her life right now, she shares, but naturally there are a few admirers:
"I'm generous in relationships. I'm a giving person, supportive and understanding. Yes, there are times when I'm impossible." She explains: "But I've found myself." Indeed, according to her astrologist, who she shares is always right, "Mr Right is in the cards for 2013." He just might be, but if Dell'Olio is to be believed "everybody wants me but it's difficult to keep me".
Mr Right might have a lot of work to do.
Her one-night only production (along with Pauline McLynn, Amy Lame and Rita Tushingham) Vagina Monologues — an exclusive, intimate performance — produced by Jan Dunn in association with Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, which takes place this evening Sunday, February 17, is sold out.