NADIYA HUSSAIN does not want her children to have arranged marriages – despite having had one herself.
The Great British Bake Off star was married to her husband aged just 19 and although she said she had grown to love him in time, she admitted that she needed to “move with the times” when it came to her own children.
The mother-of-three told Good Housekeeping magazine: “It’s tough – you are pretty much marrying a complete stranger.
“I don’t think (my children) need me to find them a husband or a wife. They will do a better job than I will.”
Talking about her own experiences, she explained how she had worked at her relationship.
“Obviously my husband Abdal has more faults than I do!
“We had to live through the good and the bad, and have come out the other side.
“I didn’t know my husband, and then we had two children, and then I fell in love with him.”
Hussain added that she wanted to encourage independence in her children.
“I don’t give them pocket money for doing chores – I don’t get paid to do the dishes, so they don’t either.”
The full interview appears in the September issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale August 2.
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