Former Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop reveals ‘first love’ with a Jewish boy
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Former Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop reveals ‘first love’ with a Jewish boy

Exclusive: 'I've always gravitated towards the Jewish community because the family values are incredible and stabilising to set you up for life', the TV star said on her podcast

Caggie Dunlop (Screenshot from Instagram)
Caggie Dunlop (Screenshot from Instagram)

Former Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop has opened up about her “first love” with a Jewish boy.

In her podcast series, Saturn Returns, she talks about attending her first Friday night with his family.

She said: “I went out with a couple of people that are Jewish, but my first love was Jewish and I remember going to one of those family Friday night dinners and it’s quite intimidating if you’re not from that culture.

“I remember the blessing of the bread and one of the uncles joked about me having to make a speech and I still remember it to this day as one of the most terrifying moments.”

Ms Dunlop, 31, added: “I have always really gravitated towards the Jewish community because those sort of family values are incredible and incredibly stabilising to set you up for life.”

Ms Dunlop, a musician, made the comments during a podcast conversation with Anoushka Florence Loftus, the founder of “The Goddess Space” – a female-led forum which hosts events including women’s circles and baby blessings.

In the podcast, she spoke about her Jewish background, saying: “My family are really religious and so ‘spirituality, God, something higher than us’ was instilled into me since I was a little girl – and ritual, because Judaism is embedded with ritual.

“Every Friday night as a little girl I used to go and light the Shabbat candles and in Judaism, Friday represents the feminine, it represents the ‘Shekinah”, which is the divine feminine and so when you light the candles on Friday Night you do a blessing where you basically welcome the light, you welcome the divine feminine into the evening, into the day and into your life. And with that you say a prayer and you make any wishes for your family or anything you want to call the divine feminine to.”

My family are really religious and so ‘spirituality, God, something higher than us’ was instilled into me since I was a little girl – and ritual, because Judaism is embedded with ritual.

Anoushka Florence, who has a daughter with her husband, footballer Michael Doughty, also spoke about her mother Sera Hersham-Loftus, a top interior designer. She said: “Spaces have always been really important and sacred to us – I always say my mum creates spaces for people’s homes and I create spaces for people’s souls.”

“The Goddess: Anoushka Florence and the Call of the Feminine” is available to listen to on Caggie Dunlop’s podcast series, Saturn Returns.

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