While the chatty chef serves up generous portions on TV, off screen Nigella Lawson has been getting into tiffs with her husband about preferring not to leave the fruits of their labor to the fruits of their loins. Nigella has made it well known that she plans on leaving none (zip!) of their £100 million estate to their children. Seems like she may be taking Melinda Gates' take on inheritance to the next level?
Nigella's disagreeing husband is marketing guru Charles Saatchi and he feels exactly opposite about leaving their kids in privileged financial care. Nigella was straightforward when asked what she hoped her children would learn from her. To see what she had to say please
To know that I am working and that you have to work in order to earn money. I am determined that my children should have no financial security. It ruins people not having to earn money. I argue with my husband Charles, because he believes that you should be able to leave money to your children. I think we'll have to agree to disagree.
You can agree to disagree with your husband on whether or not Gossip Girl trumps a basketball game for coveted screen time, but not on a more meaningful issue like this! There has to be some kind of compromise. She hasn't suggested where their amassed wealth would be directed instead of their offspring's bank accounts. Do you think she's doing a service to her kids or is her approach a little too harsh?