Sarah Ferguson, the Former Duchess of York, has been divorced from Prince Andrew since 1996. But I’m just learning that apparently there’s no expiration date on standing by your man – even if he hasn’t been your man in 23 years. And even if said man is allegedly a teen-chasing creep. Fergie was recently asked about the situation with Prince Andrew, and while she didn’t have a ton to say, she did make it seem as though she’s willing to go down with the gross ship.
The Sun caught up with Fergie at the Luminous BFI Gala Auction on Tuesday, and they asked her how she was supporting Prince Andrew during this difficult time. You know, like having his not-friend Jeffrey Epstein die in jail, and then the multiple sexual assault allegations, and getting investigated by the FBI? Fergie replied:
“I think the most important thing in life is family hood.”
Which is a little bit vague, considering the circumstances. If Fergie had nothing to do with present-day Prince Andrew, then you might think Fergie was being vague on purpose so you could connect the dots for yourself. Like picturing Fergie in a hoodie that says Family on the front, with the hood up and the drawstring pulled tight, so she could pretend he knew nothing about what was going on with her ex.
But considering what we already know, she was most likely supporting Andrew in a way that wouldn’t fuck things up for her publicist’s weekend. After the news broke of Epstein’s death, Fergie joined Andrew at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where Andrew was trying to hide out from the bad press. Later, Andrew, Fergie, and their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, all went on holiday to Spain. When Princess Beatrice got engaged last week, Fergie seemingly released a little statement on behalf of herself and Andrew.
Not to mention that Fergie was also kind of close to Jeffrey Epstein. She admitted back in 2011 that she accepted $24,000 from Jeffrey Epstein to pay off some debts. But he reportedly wanted to sue her when she publicly referred to him as a pedophile.
Fergie also encouraged all of us to be nicer and kinder as people:
“I’ve been talking a lot about kindness. I think there’s not enough kindness, and I think people should be much more supportive of young people now.”
“Supportive of young people? Sounds great! What should I use to support them, my hands?” said an excited Andrew after hearing Fergie’s speech. Aw shit, sorry Fergie – I forgot about being kind to Andrew. I’ll try again later (I won’t, but please be supportive of my attempt).
Here’s more of Fergie at the gala on Tuesday, with a special guest appearance by Taron Egeron.