‘Lemmy from Motörhead once offered to give me away’: Samantha Fox discusses her wedding plans with fiancé Linda Olsen
Samantha Fox has spoken out about her upcoming wedding plans with fiancé Linda Olsen.
The former glamor model, 55, revealed that she and Linda plan to follow the tradition and sleep apart the night before their big day, and that they will both wear white dresses for the ceremony.
She also revealed that Lemmy, the lead singer of rock band Motörhead, offered to give her away before his death in 2015.
Loved up: Samantha Fox has spoken out about her upcoming wedding plans with fiancé Linda Olsen (pictured in 2019) after the pandemic forced them to postpone the big day
Samantha and Norwegian mother of two Linda postponed their summer wedding in Essex last year due to the pandemic and are now waiting to have a big wedding.
Samantha told OK! magazine that the couple plans to wait before capturing another day so their loved ones from around the world can attend.
During the interview, Sam revealed that her ‘plus size’ Motörhead singer Lemmy – who died in 2015 – had offered to step in and lead her down the aisle after her father died.
Sam’s father Patrick, who led her career until 1991, died in 2000.
Wedding Bells: Sam revealed when her father passed away her ‘great friend’ Lemmy from Motörhead offered to get in and walk her down the aisle, but he too tragically died in 2015 (photo in 2012)
Asked if she plans to invite famous friends, Sam said, “I’ve known a few for a long time. I want to invite the people who brought me to where I am today.
“I know a lot of celebrities, but they’re not my real friends, but a few are coming.”
Samantha and Linda announced their engagement last March, four years after Samantha lost her long-term girlfriend of 12, Myra Stratton, to cancer.
Engaged: The former glamor model got engaged to her friend Linda Olsen four years after the death of her longtime girlfriend (pictured on Valentine’s Day 2020)
Myra died in 2015, and Samantha started dating Linda the following year she was in a ‘really good place’.
Speaking of her relationship with Linda during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother, Linda told Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson: ‘I have now [fallen] in love with another woman. ‘
‘I met someone a few months ago and I am very happy. When you get older, life moves so fast. ‘
She also discussed her sexuality while indoors, saying she hadn’t fallen in love with a woman until she met Myra.
Sam explained, “I just believe that love is much greater than anything. You can’t help who you fall in love with.
‘When you fall in love with someone, you fall in love with them. That can’t help you. ‘
Tragic loss: Samantha and Linda announced their engagement in March last year, four years after Samantha lost her long-term girlfriend of 12 years, Myra Stratton (pictured) to cancer
Sam made a statement about her sexuality in 2003, the year she began a relationship with Myra, after much speculation.
She said at the time, ‘I’ve slept with other women, but I haven’t been in love before Myra Stratton. People say I’m gay.
‘All I know is that I’m in love with Myra [Stratton, my manager]. I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her. ‘
Samantha added that she was reluctant to come out as she had already dealt with obsessed stalkers and feared the possible reaction from fans.
Coming out: Samantha (pictured during her glamor fashion days in 1984) made a statement about her sexuality in 2003 – the year she started a relationship with Myra