After four months, we went to Paris and Francesco took me to a diamond shop and proposed.I panicked and thought, "This is too quick." I said, "Babe, this is really nice, but let's not rush.I took part in a fashion shoot for a magazine and Francesco burst in with a bunch of roses. Francesco had ordered them and paid for them with my credit card.
The star, 43, is dating 27-year-old Prince Frederick Alexander von Preussen, who is 346th in line for the British throne and descended from the now-defunct Prussian royal family.
She says, 'I had waited for so long to be totally secure in my second relationship before we had a baby. By the time Russia was eight weeks old, I was on my own and filming What Not To Wear. I was building up the self-esteem of other women, when my own confidence was at an all-time low. I flew to Italy with Russia for a break and the last thing I ever expected was to meet a new man, or to be swept off my feet.' As she relaxed at motor racing boss Flavio Briatore's beach club, she was introduced to a millionaire Italian by the singer Gloria Gaynor. He had classic Italian good looks with long hair and dark brown eyes.
Francesco Niccolato, 28, seemed the ultimate eligible bachelor. I had been so lonely, and it was wonderful to have someone paying me this much attention.
She continued to release music that was well received through the 90s, releasing a best of collection in 1999.
She's also turned her hand to presenting on both the radio and TV.