Celebrity lifestyle icon and bestselling author Sandra Lee has split from her partner, New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo, after 14 years of being together. Their breakup came a few months after the couple listed their six-bedroom estate, nicknamed Lily Pond.
A source who knows them both told popular lifestyle magazine at the time that the home sale was part of a larger downsizing, with Lee’s focus elsewhere, on
new TV projects and ailing family members. Read on to find out more about the relationship.
Reasons for splitting a joint statement on Wednesday, the couple reveal that over the recent past, they have realized that their lives have gone in different directions and that their romantic relationship has turned into a deep friendship.
Cuomo and Lee ended with stating that they will always be family and are fully supportive of each other and dedicated to their two beautiful children. They asked for their personal lives to remain personal and ended with no further comment on the split.
Highly accomplished through much of their coupling, though they are nationally known, Lee and Cuomo chose not to mix the personal and the professional.
She rose to fame as a do-it-yourself tastemaker in cooking, decorating, gardening, crafting and hosting, with 27 books and two Emmy wins for her multiple TV shows; while he, the son of a previous New York governor, has become a leading Democrat against President DonaldTrump.
Protecting our personal relationship during a tour of their home last November, a New York Times reporter described much of the space as off-the-record, if not off-limits.
Still, when Lee spoke of her relationship with Cuomo, it was with obvious tenderness, as he did for her. And there were times when they let the world in, a bit, such as in the early days of his governorship and after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.