Prue Leith and husband selling separate homes as they finally move in together

Amy Johnson
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Prue Leith attends a photocall during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 on August 10, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images)
Prue Leith attends a photocall during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 on August 10, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images)

Prue Leith and her retired clothes designer husband John Playfair have finally put their separate houses on the market as they move in together.

The couple met in 2011 and went on to marry in 2016 but retained their own houses a mile apart in the Cotswolds.

The Great British Bake Off host has now shared the both of them have put their homes up for sale now they've purchased one together.

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Writing in the Mail Online about the history of her old home, the 80-year-old explained: "My second husband, John Playfair, who is finally selling his house, too, is irretrievably throwing in his lot with me (we’ve famously maintained separate houses throughout our time together).

Prue Leith with her husband John Playfair as they attend a reception to mark The National Literacy Trust's 25th anniversary at Plaisterers' Hall on March 21, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prue Leith with her husband John Playfair as they attend a reception to mark The National Literacy Trust's 25th anniversary at Plaisterers' Hall on March 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

"Our new house (‘Our Eventide Home’, as John rudely calls it) is totally different, and planning this is a great antidote to keening over the loss of the old one."

Leith purchased the manor house back in the 1970s with her first husband Rayne Kruger, who died in 2002 and whose ashes are scattered in the land’s lake.

She added in the publication: “I think the lake and garden are what I will miss most on leaving. Rayne’s ashes are in the water, scattered after his death in 2002, and I’m rather sorry mine now won’t be.”

Prue Leith (2nd-L), with daughter Li-Da Kruger (L), her son Danny Kruger and his wife Emma pose after she became a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) at Windsor Castle on October 5, 2010 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prue Leith (2nd-L), with daughter Li-Da Kruger (L), her son Danny Kruger and his wife Emma pose after she became a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) at Windsor Castle on October 5, 2010 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The couple had lived there with their two children, son Daniel, who is now a Conservative MP, and adopted daughter Li-Da.

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The cook has previously given details of the new home she and Playfair will share together, telling The Telegraph: "It’s quite modern, which is unusual in the middle of the Cotswolds.

"The council thought the plans were architecturally exceptional. We probably won’t move in until Christmas."

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