Maria Staples is best known for being the wife of Nicholas Witchell, an English journalist ad news presenter who has spent most time of his career as a royal correspondent for BBC News. The Lifelong BBC journalist Witchell has reported on the Royal Family since 1998.
Maria Staples Age
She is currently 53 years old in 2022.
When did Nicholas Witchell and Maria Staples get Married?
Witchell and Maria Staples, a former Army officer tied the knot in December 2014 after dating for 14 years after his relationship with his first lover and partner, Carolyn ended in 2000. At the time the two got married, Witchell was 61 while Maria was 46. The ceremony took place at Westminster Register Office.
Witchell who was in a previous relationship with Carolyn Stephenson a jewelry designer who is also the mother of his two daughters, Arbella, 28, and Giselle 24 did not them of the wedding. They only learned about it 3 months later after he got wind of the Daily Mail’s intent of writing an article about his private wedding.
Carolyn in a statement at her ex-lover’s wedding said, “I can’t believe he didn’t tell his own children. He said he wanted to keep it a secret.” She went on to say the London family mews home was sold after the separation and she and her daughters live in a rented flat. “I don’t have any money and I am worried that when our youngest turns 18 I will be homeless,” she added.
Why did Nicholas Witchell Separate from Carolyn Stephenson?
Carolyn says that her relationship with Witchell ended in 2000 when she insisted on having another child. She says there was no love lost between the two and despite not being officially married, they enjoyed almost a decade together. In her own words as per the Daily Mail, she said “We split up because I wanted another child but he wouldn’t let me. It wasn’t because he wouldn’t marry me. Quite the opposite: he begged me to marry him.”
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