It's tough, but that's the reality.", the popular television star was compelled to discuss his love life, to which he replied: "I'm happy. For the first time in my life I'm happy and content." Prior to his relationship with Louise, James was previously in a four-year relationship with after a decade at the helm. Your work takes you to places and you sacrifice your relationship because you want to go there.In the original, James claimed that Sarah, who married the chef’s father, Ian, was ‘the ugliest woman he had ever met’ and said she had burned ‘every scrap’ of his childhood, including baby pictures, school reports, toys and clothes.But Sarah, 36 – an internationally-renowned concert pianist – was horrified by the claims and fought a legal action against them and won, forcing the book to be pulped.
MORE: JAMES MARTIN' S RUMOURED NEW JOB MAY SURPRISE YOU However, the relationship has been kept low key, following James's much publicised four-year romance with producer Barbara Broccoli. James and Louise have reportedly been a couple since 2011, and even have a dog together, called Ralph."That was just over a year ago and that was the decision to change," James added."I look back at all the work I'd done, I'd done like four days off that year and five days off the year before and I thought something's got to change.She says she thought that she had a reasonable relationship with his son after James attended their Castle Howard wedding, considering the difficulty of herself and James being contemporaries. I was doomed to be the ‘wicked stepmother’ – effectively labelled from the outset, and seemingly never allowed to become anything else.” The popular star of BBC cookery shows is due to land in York at Waterstones on December 11 to sign copies of his new book.But Sarah said: “My jaw dropped as I read the extraordinary accusations. But Sarah said: “I am still left wondering why it ever happened. “If such unpleasant and untrue statements are a way of boosting book sales, it makes me rather sad. “I hope the revised edition of the book will allow him to do so without causing as much upset and damage to other people as he has done to me.” A spokeswoman for Harper Collins said that the firm had withdrawn the first edition of the book because there were “issues” which had now been resolved, and the book had been published earlier this month, but declined to comment further. His PA said he was at the NEC and could not be contacted and his agents said there was no one available for comment.