Sandra Lee, the chef, TV personality and author is also the longtime love of Andrew Cuomo –current NY governor.
Sandra certainly doesn’t need her man’s political ties to get anywhere, the blonde is a star of her own and has been entertaining and ‘feeding’ audiences for decades.
The two have been together for over a decade but have kept things pretty low key. Check out below five interesting facts about the bestselling author, television star, and food guru, Sandra Lee.
#1 She is an ‘expert in all things kitchen and home’
Lee is dubbed the domestic goddess, with her talent and classy personal style she allures the desperate housewives at home, who sometimes have no clue of how to move around in the kitchen.
#2 She had a tough childhood
Her childhood and up-bringing forced a young Sandra to be a hands-on type of gal; at an early age she became in charge of her younger siblings; that meant: preparing the meals and even handling the family finances. Her mother who had three more children with husband number two spent her days lying on the couch, taking pills and screaming at her children.
#3 She sold millions before doing TV
Sandra sold $20 million worth of products with her creation “Sandra Lee Kraft Kurtains” in the early 1990’s. As her product sold through infomercials, networks began to notice her and realized she was TV material. Home-shopping network QVC hired her as on-air talent; in 2003 she premiered on the Food Network.
#4 She is the queen on ‘homemade’ cooking
Sandra had not one but two hit shows, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals –which put her name on the top. From there she went to authoring over two dozen cooking and recipe books; she has been featured in many magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazar and has a magazine of her own, a memoir, a multi-Emmy and Gracie award-winner, her motto has become the motto of millions across America “smart and simple.”
#5 She was previously married
In her 30s she married a real estate mogul in Los Angeles, Bruce Karatz, five-years later they divorced. She revealed to Vogue that she is happy being a girlfriend but believes someday Gov. She and Cuomo will make the next step. And will they ever?
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