Anna Richardson Opens Up About New Relationship A Year On From Sue Perkins Split

Anna and the former Great British Bake Off star went their separate ways in 2021 after seven years together.
Anna Richardson pictured in 2019
Anna Richardson pictured in 2019
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Anna Richardson has revealed she recently entered a new relationship.

In July of last year, the Naked Attraction host was reported to have split up from her ex-girlfriend Sue Perkins after seven years together.

Speaking to The Mirror, Anna disclosed that she has a new boyfriend, who she shared that she met “through friends of friends”.

“I just got really, really lucky that someone was compatible in my friendship circle,” she said.

During the interview, Anna said of relationships: “It’s all about communication and rapport, and understanding the other person enough that [you know what] it is that they need for you.

“For example, this morning – I’m dating, I’ve got a boyfriend – and already my boyfriend has said to me ‘I haven’t spent enough time with you’. So his love language is time, he needs my time to feel loved.

“Whereas actually, I quite like to receive texts saying [something like] ‘I’m thinking about you and I love you’.”

Earlier this year, Anna shared her take on heartbreak, telling The Mirror: “Even when it happens a handful of times in your life, you never quite get used to it.”

Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson split in 2021 after seven years together
Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson split in 2021 after seven years together
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She continued: “I suppose I don’t know whether you become more resilient as you get older, but heartbreak definitely is still that mystery that needs to be solved, and how to get over it and become stronger.”

Anna has also spoken in recent years of her hopes to adopt a child, stating: “I feel keenly that I’m getting older, that time is running out. With the Covid-19 pandemic on top of this, it’s focused my mind on the things I still want to do.”

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