Why Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson Split, Their Lives Now and Who Got Custody

Sue Perkins, who is in Who Do You Think You Are? tonight, they were considered one of the most powerful couples in show business before their seven-year relationship came to a sad end.

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Anna Richardson describes her partner Sue Perkins as ‘extraordinary’

Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson were seen as one of the strongest couples in show business.

The former host of The Great British Bake Off and the host of Naked Attraction began dating in 2014 and had been together for seven years prior to that. their clash broke up last year.

The couple had spoken about starting and family and were said to be “devastated” after going their separate ways.

Anna, who became famous at the front Channel 4 shows like The Sex Education Show, she has been single since her breakup with Sue last summer.

She had been in a relationship with theater director Charles Martin, but they broke up after 18 years because he was “out all the time”.

While Sue had also come out of a long-term relationship with an artist she was living with in Cornwall when she met Anna at a fancy dress party in Devon.

Anna Richardson and Sue Perkins split last year



They were devastated by the breakup.


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They had known each other for three years, but that night something flared between them.

Describing the moment, Anna told Lorraine in 2015: “I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 20 years and I know Sue on the circuit, but about a year and a half ago we met at a party and I was recently single and we just… What can I say, there was an understanding between us and for me the planets aligned and I just thought, this person, it’s not even a woman, this person is absolutely extraordinary.

She continued: “It was an extraordinary connection, it’s been amazing.”

Speaking about how her parents reacted when she had a relationship with a woman, Anna said: “My dad’s a vicar, my mom’s an ER teacher, so you’d think ‘this isn’t going to go over too well’, but they were really really , really open to the whole thing and you can see that I’m happy!

“People get obsessed with sex and just want to know ‘what do you do in bed?’ – It’s not about that, it’s about the person and it’s about the connection with that person and she’s a wonderful human being and that’s what I’ve fallen in love with.”

Anna moved into Sue’s renovated house in north London and was open about their romance, while Sue was much more shy in interviews.

If you needed more evidence that it’s true love, Anna helped Sue beat the sugar addiction she acquired after presenting Bake Off.

Anna is the host of Naked Attraction


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Anna had spoken about wanting to start a family with Sue, telling the Daily Mail in 2015: “I think now that I’m 45, I’m thinking a lot about foster care and adoption. It would be nice to create a little unit.” “

she also said Hello! magazine : “For some time I have toyed with the idea of ​​fostering or adopting a child.

“I can only speak for myself, not Sue, but I really want to do the training and welcome a child into my life.”

He added, “I deeply feel that I am getting older and that time is running out.”

Sadly, news broke in June of last year that the couple were splitting up after seven years together.

“It’s really sad,” said a source close to the couple. “Both Anna and Sue are devastated.”

The source added to Sun: “We all hope that they can work things out and work out their differences, but for now it looks like it’s all over.”

Fans of the couple noted that there may be signs of rifts over the last nine months as it was noted that Anna did not reference her other half on social media during that time.

Fans noticed that Anna hasn’t featured Sue on her Instagram for nine months.



Anna last shared an update that included Sue in September 2020 when she celebrated her half-century.

While a source told The Mirror their relationship broke down over a disagreement over when to have children.

The source said that Sue wanted to postpone expanding her family due to her “work schedule and travel.”

“Anna is devastated,” they added.

The source also supported the rumor that the TV couple broke up some time before the news was reported, claiming that they did not spend Christmas and New Years together.

Another source close to the couple described the breakup as “amicable” and said that both Anna and Sue hoped to remain friends.

“After so much time together, it was not an easy decision to make and they both made it with heavy hearts.

“But Sue and Anna are determined to stay friends and stay in touch,” they told Mail Online. “No one else is involved and now the couple is throwing themselves into work.”

They share custody of their dog.



They adopted a rescue dog, Tia, in 2017 and agreed to “share custody” after the split.

“The only time they see each other now is when they give each other the dog.” a source has said online mail.

“They haven’t been spending much together in the last few months, they’ve been living separate lives with Anna in Staffordshire and Sue in London.

“‘It’s really sad that they’ve split, but it’s been on the cards for a while – Anna was really looking forward to being a mother, but Sue just didn’t feel like the time was right for her.’

This week, Anna spoke candidly about the agonies of breaking up in old age.

“Nobody can prepare you for that,” he told The Mirror. “Even when it happens a handful of times in your life, you never get used to it.”

“I guess I don’t know if you get tougher as you get older, but heartbreak is definitely still that mystery that needs to be solved and how to overcome it and get stronger.”

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