We’ve all heard the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and that includes the Original Fergie, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York. But rather than offering People Magazine a withering look before changing the subject as you might expect a normal person to do upon being asked about their ex-husband whose been ostracized after being caught at the center of a sex-trafficking scandal, Fergie had plenty of nice things to say about Price Andrew. After all, she is trying to sell a historical romance novel loosely based on her own “fairytale” romance with a Prince. She can hardly have the last chapter be “And they lived happily ever after until the FBI breached the palace gates. The End.”
Fergie managed to get herself on the cover of People Magazine to promote her book, Her Heart for a Compass, which suggests that she stores that compass in close proximity to a high powered magnet because that shit is hella broken. Whatever you do, do not ask Fergie for directions. According to the readings on her compass, all roads lead to hell. Here’s what she had to say about Andrew.
In the past year, she found herself at the center of several storms: Like millions of people around the world, she lost a close friend to COVID-19 and experienced the isolation of the pandemic. She has also continued to weather the fallout from ex-husband Andrew’s association with American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which led to Andrew’s announcement in 2019 that he would be stepping back from royal duty. (He has denied any wrongdoing as well as any knowledge of Epstein’s crimes.)
Of Andrew, says the Duchess, “Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm to the co-parenters that we are together . . . I believe that he’s a kind, good man, and he’s been a fabulous father to the girls.”
Ok, but both of their daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are married with children of their own. How much more “co-parentering” do they require? Sure, we all know Andrew was a great dad willing to slum it at places like Pizza Express for the sake of the children, but what has he done for them lately? Can you imagine the media circus he’d cause if he tried taking one of the grandbabies to Pizza Express now? It would be madness.
Here she is talking about The Three Faces of Sarah saying “I’ve really become Sarah. The Duchess is there. Good old Fergie’s there too. But Sarah is authentically present.” I’m pretty sure “good old Fergie” is the one who sucks toes.
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