Kelly Brook has said she and her partner Jeremy Parisi have no plans to get married.
The model and TV star has also said that she would rather be gardening and “digging around” in a vegetable patch than engaging in some of the more glamorous activities associated with her fame.
Brook, 37, told Hello! magazine, of her romance with her French boyfriend of two years: “He’s a happy man and a successful man, so he’s able to enjoy my success without feeling threatened.
“We’re not putting any pressure on ourselves. We’re not engaged, we’ve got no plans to marry.
“We’re happy and just enjoying what we have.”
Brook has previously been in high-profile relationships with actor Billy Zane, and rugby stars Danny Cipriani and Thom Evans.
She said she is more content than she has been in her life, adding: “The older I’ve got, the more I’ve realised that money and fame aren’t everything; it’s the people you love and surround yourself with and the home life you build that are the real riches.
“I’ve done pretty well for myself on that score.”
Brook, who invited the magazine into the Kent home she has renovated, said: “I’ve reached an age where I want to do things that I’m passionate about and gardening really is a passion.”
She said she is more than the “silly, giggling glamour girl who dates bad boys” that she believes she has been portrayed as, adding that persona has not been the “real me”.
“The true me, who’s in her element in her potting shed and digging around in her vegetable patch, is a very personal piece of my life that I’ve protected,” Brook said.
“But I’m really proud of what I’ve done here. And now that I’m older and happier in who I am, I’m ready to celebrate it and share it.
Of her skills as a gardener, Brook said: “I also read a lot of books about horticulture and I love Gardener’s World.
“I’m completely self-taught, but you could have a serious conversation with me about your garden.”
Read the full article in Hello! magazine, out now.