Trinny Woodall, 59, reveals how her daughter Lyla, 19, ‘mothered’ her after her split from Charles Saatchi: ‘We only have each other’

Trinny Woodall has told how her daughter ‘mothered’ her following her split from Charles Saatchi earlier this year.

The television star and beauty mogul told how she has endured a difficult time recently but was pulled through it by her teenage daughter, Lyla Elichaoff.

Ms Woodall, 59, confessed: ‘I’ve been through some tough times recently, but I’m feeling good now. Lyla likes to mother me. We are pretty close because she doesn’t have a dad.

‘We only have each other, so we have to sort stuff out quicker after an argument.’

The star, who used to host What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, also revealed that Lyla, 19, supported her after she was injured in a motor crash in Los Angeles.

Special bond: Trinny Woodall has told how her daughter ‘mothered’ her following her split from Charles Saatchi earlier this year

Support: The television star and beauty mogul told how she has endured a difficult time recently but was pulled through it by her teenage daughter, Lyla Elichaoff

Support: The television star and beauty mogul told how she has endured a difficult time recently but was pulled through it by her teenage daughter, Lyla Elichaoff

Ms Woodall, whose makeup brand Trinny London is worth an estimated £180million, told Woman&Home magazine: ‘I had a car accident in LA recently – I’m okay, just a bit bruised. 

‘But when I told her, she went from zero to hysterical in two seconds, even though I was fine. 

‘Because for that nanosecond, she was hearing, ‘My mother might not be okay.’ It makes our relationship.’

Lyla’s father Johnny Elichaoff took his own life in 2014, aged 55, following a battle with painkillers.

It was first reported in March that Ms Woodall had split from Saatchi, 80, after ten years together, with friends suggesting that the 21 year age gap between them was to blame for them going their separate ways.

Two months after Ms Woodall hinted the pair had split, Saatchi was seen enjoying a cosy lunch date with the model Lady Martha Sitwell, 43.

Saatchi was seen ‘canoodling’ with Lady Sitwell in his usual corner table at the Mayfair restaurant Scott’s – where he had previously taken both Ms Woodall and his ex-wife Nigella Lawson, 63.

They split in 2013 after pictures emerged of him grabbing Ms Lawson’s neck while they were dining outside the exclusive venue where they were regulars.

Trinny said: ¿I¿ve been through some tough times recently, but I¿m feeling good now. Lyla likes to mother me. We are pretty close because she doesn¿t have a dad'

Trinny said: ‘I’ve been through some tough times recently, but I’m feeling good now. Lyla likes to mother me. We are pretty close because she doesn’t have a dad’

Tough: The star, who used to host What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, also revealed that Lyla, 19, supported her after she was injured in a motor crash in Los Angeles

Tough: The star, who used to host What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, also revealed that Lyla, 19, supported her after she was injured in a motor crash in Los Angeles

Trinny revealed: ¿I had a car accident in LA recently - I¿m okay, just a bit bruised. But when I told her, she went from zero to hysterical in two seconds, even though I was fine. Because for that nanosecond, she was hearing, ¿My mother might not be okay.¿ It makes our relationship,'

Trinny revealed: ‘I had a car accident in LA recently – I’m okay, just a bit bruised. But when I told her, she went from zero to hysterical in two seconds, even though I was fine. Because for that nanosecond, she was hearing, ‘My mother might not be okay.’ It makes our relationship,’

Split: It was first reported in March that Ms Woodall had split from Saatchi, 80, after ten years together, with friends suggesting that the 21 year age gap between them was to blame for them going their separate ways

Split: It was first reported in March that Ms Woodall had split from Saatchi, 80, after ten years together, with friends suggesting that the 21 year age gap between them was to blame for them going their separate ways

The September issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday, July 27

The September issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday, July 27 

Lady Sitwell later confirmed: ‘Yes, we met for lunch. Charles is a very clever, very funny man.’

Meanwhile, Ms Woodall said that she and Ms Constantine still speak ‘once every two weeks’ despite BBC series What Not To Wear ending in October 2013.

Trinny had been dating Saatchi for 10 years – since he split from wife Nigella Lawson – but the make-up and beauty mogul said after the ‘split’ that she was moving forward.

She posted: ‘It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life.’ She added: ‘I have been moving but now I have moved.’

Saatchi, an ad-man turned art collector, is said to be worth around £100 million. Trinny’s worth isn’t known but her beauty and skincare brand is said to be worth £180million and rising.

He declined to comment at the time.

The September issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday, July 27. 

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