Suzanna McCloud: Who Is Presenter Kevin McCloud’s Wife?
Kevin McCloud is not a stranger in the British households. In fact, he probably would have had some influence on your dream property.
The TV presenter’s marriage story was a hot topic late last year as he walked out on his wife Suzanna McCloud. What really happened and who is Suzanna McCloud?
A Little Peek Into The Life Of Suzanna McCloud’s Husband…
The TV presenter has been a host of Grand Designs since 1999 and prior to that, he was a designer. Hailing from Bedfordshire, England, he studied the history of art and architecture at Cambridge University.
After his graduation, Kevin started his own lighting design practise and manufacturing business called ‘McCloud Lighting’. Some of his remarkable works include the vegetable ceiling in the food halls at Harrods, lighting fittings at Ely Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, the Savoy Hotel and the Dorchester Hotel.
He is also the author of a long list of books including Kevin McCloud’s Decorating Book (1990), The Techniques of Decorating (1995) and Kevin McCloud’s Lighting Book (1995), The Complete Decorator (1996), and Choosing Colours (2003).
A Fun Fact About The House He Grew Up In!
“I grew up in an early 1960s box. It was a small three-bedroom house. My father bought it unfinished and finished it off and then extended it.
“Very thin walls, early 60s single-glazed building. Freezing cold in winter, typical of the time but built with a degree of optimism about where we were going.”
Kevin’s Admirable Fearless Critiques
Having remarkable qualification and experience means Kevin is fearless when it comes to critiquing and saying his opinions out loud even on television.
“London is perhaps one of the greatest architectural landscapes of all. It’s home to fantastic buildings – just like this one. Which, in the tradition of chaos and order, is just the dog’s dinner, isn’t it? Some nice paint on it, though.”
He Is Remarkably Straight Forward
There is no sugar-coating when it comes to Kevin McCloud and his advise about homes.
“Your home should be about enriching the daily experience. I don’t want to be too philosophical, but next week you might be under a bus. Figure out what you have, do you like it, do you really want it? Don’t try building a fantasy of how you should be.”
Kevin McCloud’s Busy Schedule And His Regret
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Undeniably, Kevin is busy around the clock and he regrets not having enough time for his family. Apparently, he works 52 weeks a year and family holidays come only after his filming schedule.
“The one great loss to me in 15 years of filming is that I don’t see my kids enough.”
The Famous Presenter Is A Very Shy And Private Person…
For someone who has been presenting a show for over two decades, it is surprising that Kevin is not very fond of fame and prefers to keep his personal life private.
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“I’m quite shy. Television presents an amplified version of yourself. When I’m on camera I’m pumping more adrenaline, I’m being a bit more engaging than I am in everyday conversation, but that’s normal, isn’t it?”
“If I welcomed people into my lovely home every week in the pages of a magazine they’d soon see how incredibly dull it is. It’s important to maintain a bit of mystique. The more of your private life you put into the public domain, the smaller your private life becomes.”
This explains why very little is known about his wife, his children and the lives they lead.
That Brings Us To His Wife, Suzanna McCloud, His Four Children And Their Lives Together…
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Kevin married his wife Suzanna McCloud or Zani who is an interior designer in 1996 and the couple had been together until late last year. They have two children named Milo and Elsie. Kevin also has two other children from his previous relationship named Hugo and Grace.
Their family home, an Elizabethan 500-year old farmhouse is in Somerset and Kevin had previously described it as chaotic.
“I’m terribly fastidious.
“I like symmetry and neatness, but my house is as chaotic as any other family’s.
“I come home, say ‘Hi’ and drag my children away from the various screens in the house if I can, then sit around like a nerd reading books about the history of engineering before I head off again.
“It’s a weirdly itinerant way of life.”
Kevin And Suzanna McCloud’s Marriage Story…
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Late last year, Kevin made it into the headlines reading ‘Kevin McCloud left his wife of 23 years.’
Indeed, he did walk out of his home and marriage.
His spokesman said that,
“I can confirm that, sadly, Kevin and Suzanna separated. We won’t be making any further comment.”
Expectedly, Suzanna was shaken.
According to Daily Mail, “Zani is absolutely devastated. She came back home one day to find that Kevin had taken his things and left.”