Thank you Charlotte Church, for letting us plebeians know how great it is to have lots of money and just be able to sit around on your ass. The ever deep, ever insightful British opera singer/television host said, “‘I really love having money, because it lets me be lazy. Work’s really overrated. If you’re lucky enough to get the chance to be a housewife then go for it.’” And that’s Charlotte Church’s deep thought of the day… and probably the next few weeks, too. Well, at least she’s honest.
“Charlotte Church loves being rich – because it means she can be lazy. The singer – who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gavin Henson – says she’s quite happy being a housewife and can’t understand why people would want to work if they didn’t have to.
“Charlotte, who has a reported £5.5 million [about $10 million USD] fortune, said: ‘I really love having money, because it lets me be lazy. Work’s really overrated. If you’re lucky enough to get the chance to be a housewife then go for it.’
“‘I love my house in the country. There are sheep and rabbits there. It’s peaceful.’
“Despite having millions at her disposal, Charlotte insists she is quite frugal with her cash. She added: ‘The free accessories are almost the best part of being famous. I’m careful with my money, but when I think about having made my own money, I smile inside, even though I’m not flash. I’m a Marks and Spencer girl.
“‘I don’t buy diamonds any more. The only think I would really like is a yacht.’”
[From Monsters & Critics]
I don’t buy diamonds anymore. Well, at least for jewelry. Instead, I crush them into a paste – who am I kidding, I have my servant crush them into a paste – using an antique mortar and pestle, and then I smear the diamonds on my face as the world’s most expensive microdermabrasion. It sloughs off all the dead skin, and makes me 18 carat personality sparkle through. Blech. I really imagine Charlotte Church saying that in a valley girl accent, where every statement is a question while she twirls her hair around her finger. I know she made the money herself, but show a little gratitude. Or just pretend you have a marginally level head. Ever since I earned my first ten million, once a week I have my servant slap my silly, jut to keep me humble. Charlotte should try that. And she should let me do the slapping.
Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Charlotte, pre-pregnancy, at the Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest UK Premiere on 7/3/2006. Header image of Charlotte at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards this past June. Images thanks to PR Photos.