POP STAR Sophie Ellis-Bextor was among the special guests at an open day at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The Fulham Road institution threw open its doors on Saturday to show the community its good work. Live jazz and a puppet show entertained, while celebrity Sophie Ellis-Bextor opened a new private maternity unit called The Kensington Wing. The singer-songwriter gave birth to her second son, Kit, at the hospital in February by emergency Caesarean nine weeks early. Doctors discovered she was suffering from the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. Sophie says: “I was delighted to accept an invitation to come back to the hospital to officially open The Kensington Wing as a way of saying thank you to the doctors, midwives and all the other staff who have cared for me and my family."
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor arrived at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards on Thursday (21.05.09) wearing the same make-up she had applied the previous evening.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor attended the Ivor Novello awards in day-old make-up.The 30-year-old singer - who was accompanied to Thursday's ceremony (21.05.09) by her musician husband Richard Jones - boasted flawless skin and smoky eyeshadow on the red carpet, making her admission all the more surprising.Richard let slip his wife's secret, telling BANG Showbiz: 'I'll let you in on a little secret. Sophie's got last night's make-up on!'
To which Sophie quickly replied: 'Well I didn't have time to change, but it works, doesn't it?'The singer attended the prestigious awards - which were held at London's Grosvenor House - wearing a simple black dress and heels.On Wednesday (20.05.09), Sophie performed her new single 'Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)' on UKTV show 'The National Lottery Draws'.She later attended Island Records' 50th birthday party in London, where she sported smoky purple eyes complete with black eye liner and peach blusher.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor wouldn't date an unsuccessful man.
The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer, who is married to The Feeling star Richard Jones, insists she couldn't be happy with someone who didn't have their own career.
When asked why their relationship works, she said: "We're both passionate about our work and its better to be married to successful happy people than people who have too much time on their hands. And I think it helps that we like each other."
The couple - who have two sons, Sonny, five and Kit, three months - have also instigated ground rules in their relationship to make sure they don't focus too much on their careers.
Bassist Richard, who married Sophie in June 2005, explained to BANG Showbiz: "We're very similar and our relationship is not particularly hard because we have a two week rule. Whenever we go on tour or were away, we make sure we always find the time to see each other at least every two weeks."
Meanwhile, Sophie has spoken out about the premature birth of Kit - who was two months early - saying his arrival was "a surprise".
She added: "It was a surprise and in the beginning it was very hard but we were lucky because we'd had it with Sonny and fortunately it's all turned out OK."