Born in 1960, Nigella is the daughter of former Tory cabinet minister Nigel Lawson, now Lord Lawson, and the sister of Dominic Lawson, editor of London's Sunday Telegraph newspaper. She has one surviving sister, Horatia Lawson, while her older sister, Thomasina, died in 1993.
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She had her ears pierced when she was 18, but let them heal up again after she stopped wearing earrings in her twenties. In 2007, she had them re-pierced when her daughter Cosima had her's pierced. She's said in interviews that her favorite earrings are big hoops, because of the way they make her feel.
Her husband died of throat cancer in 2001.
Nigella had two children with husband John Diamond, named Cosima and Bruno.
Nigella married a journalist named John Diamond, whom she met in 1986 when they were both writing for The Sunday Times.
In 2003 Nigella was voted the 90th worst Briton in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons.
In 1986 she became deputy literary editor of the Sunday Times after writing a restaurant column for the Spectator.
She appeared in the Celebrity Easter Special of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2005.
She is Jewish.
She has her own kitchenware collection.
She has written five books: How to Eat, Feast, Forever Summer, Nigella Bites and How to Be a Domestic Goddess.
According to UKTV Food Lawson is worth in excess of £1.7 million.
Her favourite musical group is Sheffield group Hotsnack.
She is 5' 7" (1.70 m) tall.
Sister-in-law of Lord Saatchi.
Nigella is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a British Conservative politician. He was the Chancellor of the Exchequer between June 1983 and October 1989 in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet.
Nigella: The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things.
Nigella: I see paparazzi shots of me with no make-up, wearing trainers, not holding in my tummy, and I hate it, but it would be unbearable to worry about it all the time.
Nigella: I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest.
Nigella: I have to remind myself that I'm not going to be sent away with no food ever again if I don't finish everything on my plate.
Nigella: I always wanted to be called Caroline. Carolines were always very nice in books.
Nigella: Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.
Nigella: Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.
(About her kitchenware collection)
Nigella:These are objects I wanted passionately for my own kitchen - that's where the collection came from. I've really enjoyed having the chance to design my own collection, working through the ideas with Sebastian and seeing them come to life.
Nigella: Diets are like boyfriends - it never works to go back to them.
Nigella: I am not a chef. I am not even a trained or professional cook. My qualification is as an eater.