David Cameron's Ex-Girlfriend Became Nun After Battling Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Cameron's Ex-Girlfriend Became Nun After Drugs Battle

One of David Cameron's ex-girlfriend's has shunned a life marred by alcoholism and drug addiction in favour of becoming a nun, according to a new documentary.

Laura Adshead, 44, dated the prime minister in the early 1990s when they both worked together in Conservative Party Central Headquarters in London, having first met at Oxford.

Adshead's new life as Sister John Mary is revealed in a HBO documentary called God Is The Bigger Elvis.

"I feel I tried most things in life that are supposed to make you happy. That journey took me down into alcoholism and drug addiction," she said.

After she and Cameron split up, Adshead left British politics behind to pursue a life in New York as an advertising executive for top firm Ogilvy & Mather.

However she now lives at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, a Benedictine nunnery in Bethlehem Connecticut.

Cameron went on to date Samantha Sheffield (now Samantha Cameron), they married in June 1996.


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