Eurovision winner Sandie Shaw, 73, forgives her designer ex-husband Jeff Banks 50 years after he misplaced her fortune and left her dwelling in a caravan with their baby
- Sandie Shaw, 73, divorced Jeff Banks in 1978 after he spent cash she earned
- She revealed she thought she needed to ‘stand by her man’ as he misplaced her cash
- Shaw has change into ‘amazingly completely happy’ and might even converse to Mr Banks once more
- Marriage suffered a dramatic breakdown and the pair did not converse for many years
Eurovision Track Contest winner Sandie Shaw has revealed she is on talking phrases together with her former husband – 50 years after he misplaced her fortune.
Shaw, 73, gained the track contest in 1967 with Puppet on a String and went on to earn hundreds from her music. She misplaced all of it after her second marriage, in 1968, to designer Jeff Banks, now 77.
He left her dwelling in a caravan with their daughter Gracie after they divorced in 1978 after spending her cash on a failing profession as a designer, reported The Times.
However since Shaw rebuilt her life she is ‘amazingly completely happy’ and has even began talking to Mr Banks once more.
Sandie Shaw, 73, gained the Eurovision Track Contest in 1967 with Puppet on a String and went on to earn hundreds from her music. She misplaced all of it after her second marriage, in 1968, to designer Jeff Banks, now 77
Mr Banks (pictured with Shaw in 1969) left her dwelling in a caravan with their daughter Gracie after they divorced in 1978 after spending her cash on a failing profession as a designer
Talking on the podcast Individual of Curiosity, hosted by Tom Watson, former deputy chief of the Labour Occasion, she mentioned: ‘I had that old-school mind-set about marriage, like “stand by your man”.
‘When he was shedding all my cash with out asking I assumed that was a part of being married. It was an actual wake-up name to me that that is not how it’s.’
She revealed she knitted squares in numerous colors together with her mother-in-law whereas dwelling in a caravan together with her daughter. She later joined the squares right into a quilt and nonetheless makes use of it each night to remind her of the place she got here from.
Shaw (pictured together with her then four-month-old child Gracie) mentioned she will be able to lastly converse to Mr Banks as a result of ‘there will likely be no shocks anymore’
Dressmaker Jeff Banks attends Graduate Style Week Gala on June 8, 2011 in London, England. Shaw revealed the pair had not too long ago began talking once more
Shaw was famend for performing naked foot. She later mentioned it was as a result of she may by no means discover any footwear that match comfortably
Shaw married her third husband Tony Bedford, a psychiatrist, in 1982 and the couple had two kids collectively earlier than divorcing in 1995.
She mentioned she will be able to lastly converse to Mr Banks as a result of ‘there will likely be no shocks anymore’ after the pair skilled the ‘terrible sides of one another’.
Shaw additionally revealed her stardom made her really feel lonely and sad as an adolescent.
In 2018 Shaw was honoured with an MBE at Buckingham Palace when Prince Charles requested why it had taken her so lengthy to be awarded.
She mentioned afterwards: ‘I informed him the reality. The reality is that girls in music haven’t tended to be honoured previously, definitely not within the Sixties.
‘He mentioned he was glad I used to be right here now. He was a bit shocked it had taken so lengthy.’
MailOnline has contacted a consultant for Jeff Banks for remark.