'I'm enjoying my menopausal glory!': Ulrika Jonsson, 49, reveals she is embracing her age as she admits she was 'least happy' at height of fame 


She shot to fame in the 80’s and has lived through many of her life’s highs and lows on the small screen.

But Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that whilst she may no longer be in the public eye, she’s far happier and more settled in this later stage of her career. 

Looking far younger than her 49 years during her appearance on Tuesday’s Loose Women, the mum-of-four revealed she is embracing her seniority, but admitted: ‘Anyone who says they don’t worry about ageing is either lying or 21!’

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Onwards and upwards: Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that whilst she may no longer be in the public eye, she’s far happier and more settled in this later stage of her career

Asked her thoughts on the ageing process, the former TV-am weather girl admitted: ‘I’m more aware of it now in my lovely menopausal glory!’ adding: ‘I’m enjoying it.’

The Swedish star also discussed her decision to step away from the limelight as she revealed she had no interest in the work on offer. 

‘It’s a little bit my own choice,’ she explained. ‘Just wanting to take a little bit of a backseat, but also I wasn’t getting offered the work I wanted to do.’  

Throwback: Ulrika still looks just as glamorous as she used to (pictured in 1997) 

Improving with age! Looking far younger than her 49 years during her appearance on Tuesday’s Loose Women, the mum-of-four revealed she is embracing her seniority

Ulrika, who was keen to discuss her appearance on Tuesday night’s Storage Hunters, revealed that a break from the spotlight could be a good thing after she struggled to find happiness at the height of fame.  

‘When my career was at its highest I was least settled and least happy,’ she admitted. 

When pressed further, Ulrika revealed: ‘Old fears and anxiety comes flooding back.’ 

Full of beans: Asked her thoughts on the ageing process, the former TV-am weather girl admitted: ‘I’m more aware of it now in my lovely menopausal glory!’ adding: ‘I’m enjoying it’

Flashback: Ulrika shot to fame in as a weather presenter for TV-am during the 80’s and has lived through many of her life’s highs and lows on the small screen 

Taking her pick: The Swedish star also discussed her decision to step away from the limelight as she revealed she had no interest in the work on offer

Taking a backseat: Ulrika, who was keen to discuss her appearance on Tuesday night’s Storage Hunters, revealed that a break from the spotlight could be a good thing

But the Celebrity Big Brother winner doesn’t regret how some of her relationships overshadowed her career achievements.

‘I don’t think it’s in my powers to regret that,’ she said. ‘The way my life evolved and the decisions I made, I was moving so fast I didn’t have time to regret.’

Ulrika has been happily married to American advertising executive Brian Monet since 2008, following on from two failed marriages.

Loved-up: Ulrika has been happily married to American advertising executive Brian Monet since 2008, following two failed marriages but doesn’t regret her past dalliances 

Learning curve: The former Shooting Stars team captain – who has four children from previous relationships – added that she was also enjoying her role as a mother and life with teenagers

Chic and cheerful: Ulrika seemed in great spirits as she left the ITV studios after her chat 

The former Shooting Stars team captain – who has four children from previous relationships – added that she was also enjoying her role as a mother and navigating life with her teenagers. 

‘It became an interesting time,’ she explained. ‘You start to reflect on things that went on before. 

‘When they’re babies anyone can feed them and cuddle them but it’s when they’re becoming monster teenagers that’s when they need you.’

Gorgeous in green: Ulrika looked effortlessly stylish in an off the shoulder black jumper and skinny jeans that she teamed with an oversized khaki coat with a vibrant orange hood 

 



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