Kelly Brook put on a leggy display in a sequin dress as she celebrated her 42nd birthday with beau Jeremy Parisi in London on Saturday.
The model showcased her honed legs in a very short black sequinned playsuit and platform heels while laughing with her beau, 35.
Kelly wore her tresses in soft waves and sported a radiant palette of make-up as she waved at snappers.
Stunning: Kelly Brook put on a leggy display in a sequin dress as she celebrated her 42nd birthday with beau Jeremy Parisi in London on Saturday
Jeremy cut a dapper figure in a black jacket and jeans as he carried bags of presents for the star.
Recently , Kelly told MailOnline in a candid interview that she was perfectly happy with their relationship, stating: ‘I love my boyfriend, I love my job, my garden, my freedom, I love to travel. The things that have made me happy now aren’t the things I thought would make me so in my 30s.
‘It’s more difficult to have children after 40, I know that. But if it’s something you don’t really want to do, it’s OK. I didn’t really want to have children. I didn’t want to get married and that’s OK. It’s OK to say that now.’
Leggy: The model showcased her honed legs in a very short black sequinned playsuit and platform heels while laughing with her beau, 35
Fun: Kelly wore her tresses in soft waves and sported a radiant palette of make-up as she waved at snappers
Cute: Kelly showcased her toned legs as she climbed into a taxi
Elsewhere in the chat, Kelly said that she is happiest working on the radio, where people can’t see her face or fabulous figure.
‘When you do radio they just hear you and if you’re telling a story and making people laugh — they’re not visualising you, they’re absorbed by what you say. I get such positive feedback from the radio compared to telly because people can’t see me.’
At the time she declared she was a trim size 12, but she’s yo-yoed in weight over the past few years, at her heaviest creeping up to a size 16. Immediately, the jibes appeared online about her being ‘unsexy’ and ‘past it’.
At one stage reality star Katie Price even branded her a ‘heifer’ — perhaps hoping for a public slanging match which Kelly, wisely, refused to be drawn into.
She said: ‘I finished my show (American sitcom One Big Happy) in LA. I was super fit and then I moved back here four years ago to the countryside, to my farm in Kent, and I stopped thinking about what I looked like.
Gifts: The star carried a selection of bags as he headed out
‘I started living what I call my ‘Ma Larkin life’. I had ducks, beehives, I was cooking every day — huge roast dinners — and going to the pub and I really piled on the pounds. It didn’t help that I was also living with an Italian for whom food is religion.’
She was approached by SlimFast for whom she’s a brand ambassador, and with the help of their shakes and snack bars, managed to lose 21 lb.
But then lockdown hit, comfort eating kicked in and the weight crept back on.
‘In lockdown I went a little crazy,’ she laughs. ‘I bought a pizza oven, and we did Friday night fakeaways where I made doner kebabs. I even bought an ice cream machine for goodness sake and started churning my own. During lockdown I went to the fridge more than I should have done and I put a lot back on.’
‘I’ve never hated who I am, and I do embrace my bigger size. I don’t want to be like I was in my 20s — I couldn’t if I tried, my metabolism has slowed right down — but I’m also aware things can get out of hand and I do have that body type where I can gain weight quickly.’
‘If I don’t watch it then I creep up to a size 14 or 16, but a size 10 to 12 is where I feel my happiest. My boobs get too big when I’m edging up to a size 16.’
Those famous (entirely natural) 34FF boobs were what launched her into the world of glamour modelling, after winning a beauty contest her mother Sandra entered her into when she was just 16.
She modelled full-time from the age of 18, attracting big money deals from brands including New Look, Reebok and Sketchers.
Fun: The star posed up with a pal as he carried gifts for his girlfriend