We’re no strangers to Nigella Lawson’s accounts of her fractured relationship with her mother Vanessa Salmon, whom she once called “deranged.” So is it really a surprise to us that the socialite was still imparting bits of style wisdom upon her daughter on her deathbed?
The pair made up after a long period of estrangement a few years before Vanessa died, right after she had been diagnosed with cancer. Said Nigella of her greatest achievement to Huffington Post Style:
“When my mother was on her deathbed, she told me, ‘Darling, whatever you do in life, nothing will ever match the achievement of being tall.’ I’m around 5’7″ in a family of short women. She liked to say I did it through willpower.”
Our hearts. They melt. Also, there might be a few height-related inferiority complexes floating around. But mostly, we’re heart-warmed.
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