She went back to white men I guess after her experience with her cheating husband, who is great in CHEF.
Dawn stuck with Lenny Henry for over 20 years while he ran around on her ass. She'll probably never speak to Tracey Ullman again after Tracey got the two of them together in the 80s. Tracey worked with both Lenny and Dawn, and they're close.
Lenny cheated on her for years. For someone who seemingly had such high self-esteem when it came to her weight, she really mustn't have felt worthy of a husband who would be faithful. The two of them were apparently living apart in the house Dawn had purchased back in 2009. She went on the road with her comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders to buy the place. At least Henry didn't take it in the divorce settlement. I don't even know what that turned out to be. UK actors/comics don't make Hollywood money.
This new guy is like the head of her now late mother's drug rehabilitation facility. That's how she likely met him. It's not like she went out searching for a white guy.
"This new guy is like the head of her now late mother's drug rehabilitation facility. That's how she likely met him. It's not like she went out searching for a white guy."
Huh? Her late mother was a junkie?
Her boyfirend is only 49? He looks at least 65.
At least Dawn still has her gorgeous thick hair.
Boy, British people do not age well. My sister is 55, she has no wrinkles, flawless skin overall and is in great shape and looks about 35!
In fact, one young guy who works at her local drugstore is always flirting with her, he said something along the lines, if a woman her age, in her 30s, would consider dating a 22 year old!
She said, "Thanks, but I'm way past my 30s, you are younger than my son!" The guy was shocked when she told him she was 55, he though she was joking.
I don't know what it is with the British, it must be their horrible diets and their alcohol consumption because they all seem to start rapidly aging when they hit 25-30, then it's all downhill from there!
I'm a fan of Lenny Henry, and TBH, the interracial dating in the UK is much different because it's more of a cohesive "we're all UK people" thing, unlike the USA. UK ethnicities all pronounce words the same as the others in the area they grew up and for the MOST PART do not separate themselves into ethnic tribal groups like we do in the USA. For the most part.
In fact, the UK was always more racially diverse than the rest of Europe. The Picts were dark with dark hair and dark eyes, and the Angles were different, the Saxons were different. (One of them were the blonde tribe, I forget which one).
The Scots - a good percentage of native Scots have dark hair, dark eyes, the Welsh - black curly hair, tanned skin.
Since the USA is a younger country, it seems to have more trouble in the ethnic arena - - I say this as an American who has a lot of experience in Europe and the UK.
There's something a lot more uniform in the UK with the English as far as being more of a melting pot, and the USA, it just feels different though there are lots of interracial couples, it still seems weird in the USA. I think it's because people are really in their corners here.
BTW, I am r1 - I was making a joke.
He looks like he's trying to get away. The body language doesn't show a man who is feeling the same as she is.
I don't care how comfortable you are in a realtionship, you don't go around totally natural. Put on some lipstick or powder down the rocacea. Put an effort into visually pleasing your mate. It goes both ways.
Aw, I wish her well in this relationship. I found her attractive even when heavy.
She looks like she's experienced the same cheek-and-chin-skin effect that Dizzy Gillespie did, except that while his was caused by taking in the air to play his horn, Ms. French's came from engulfing whole hams.
OP, it would not be good for her to have "extra" tissue removed now. Since she'll inevitably gain all the weight back and more, the way circus-quality obese people always do, at her age if she lacked the room to regrow she would just split at the seams.
Blimey, what an extraordinary post from, R4.
Most of it is news to me. Quite fascinating, really.
[quote]The Picts were dark with dark hair and dark eyes
The Picts? Who are they?
[quote] UK ethnicities all pronounce words the same as the others in the area they grew up and for the MOST PART
Where did you get all this information or rather misinformation from and how is this relevant to OP's link? The mind boggles, quite frankly.
[quote]She said, "Thanks, but I'm way past my 30s, you are younger than my son!" The guy was shocked when she told him she was 55, he though she was joking.
Dawn doesn't have a son. This never happened.
Dawn's mother OWNED the drug rehabilitation center.
r7, is a sick, but funny fuck. I'll give you that.
Before I saw who this was about, I swear I thought the guy was Jerry Sandusky
[quote]I'm a fan of Lenny Henry, and TBH, the interracial dating in the UK is much different because it's more of a cohesive "we're all UK people" thing, unlike the USA. UK ethnicities all pronounce words the same as the others in the area they grew up and for the MOST PART do not separate themselves into ethnic tribal groups like we do in the USA. For the most part.
What the fuck are you smoking? The UK can't handle a melting pot, which is why the country is in social peril. They can't stand living with the Pakis, Asians, and Muslims.
America is a melting pot, and the only country that's made it work. European countries have sheltered themselves from assimilation. Labour changed all that and the public now despises it. Remember the infamous comment made by Gordon Brown which arguably was the last straw with the public when he called a woman a racist? She was a typical Brit who was sick and tired of immigration. The public backed her wholeheartedly. Britain always sealed its borders so to speak. It used to be tough as fuck to get citizenship. Brits love throwing around the term "PC" now every five seconds to get away with airing their racist feelings openly.
Dawn and Lenny had death threats for the first 10 years of their marriage. They had shit put in their letterbox, and their stuff set on fire with racial slurs written on their property.
You obviously know nothing about Great Britain. If you're a minority, the UK is one of the last places you want to live in besides the Middle East. It can't make assimilation with other cultures work. It has centuries of housing its culture away from outsiders. Shall we go through the history of Britain and all the people it massacred? The country was built on the blood of those who weren't like themselves.
And while you mean well,
R3: from your sample group of approx 2 people you have extrapolated a pathetic generalisation of British people re. how they age. Can I do the same and state that your comprehension skills show that all Americans are as dumb as fuck or as dumb as you?
Is your sister representative of all American women of her age? Can you explain why all British women in their 60's/70's aren't as well-preserved as Joan Collins & Joanna Lumley?
I don't know what it is with Americans, it must be their lax gun laws, their love of junk food and their opposition to decent healthcare for everyone which accounts for their life expectancy being among the lowest in the Western world. But fuck it, at least they LOOK better on their deathbeds huh R3??
Bangs and a ponytail are fine on a 12 year-old, but on a woman who can get a senior discount at the cinema... ridiculous.
R11: I fart in your general direction. The UK is one of the most assimilated and tolerant countries in Europe and that has been borne out by many social studies over the years. Granted it's not 100% perfect but the reality is far removed from the picture you paint of it being "one of the last places minorities want to live". I'm of mixed background myself, I know of many inter-racial couples and have friends of many different nationalities. What's your actual experience?
i.e. How long ago was it that that British guy you had the hots for blew you off? (not literally, obviously). Grudging kudos to you though for sticking to your ill-informed and ignorant worldview.
R9 = The Great Arbiter with a Fat Ass
r11 - you're incorrect. In the USA it is spelled ETHNICITIES. Look it up.
Additionally, what melting pot in the USA? You are nuts, the melting pot is not working, whites flee to live in white suburbs, in cities whites live among whites, non-whites live ONLY among their ethnic group. It is RARE for people to mix in cities.
In the UK it is a bit different but you still have a similar thing going on. The UK's melting pot works a whole lot better than the USA's melting pot.
It's a bit psychotic to post this after reading about her mother's death, but I love Dawn French's new look.
She's photoshopped to look better or worse
Naturally, this has to end up being a US vs. UK shit fest.
Girls, girls, you're both pretty....huge sigh.