Amanda Holden discussed her eldest daughter Lexi’s budding modeling career, saying that she will finish her education before following in her showbiz footsteps at the age of 17.
Amanda Holden fears that her daughter, like herself, could be embroiled in an affair scandal
Amanda Holden announced last year that Lexi had been signed by Storm, the modeling agency that once represented Kate Moss. She is very pleased with her daughter’s accomplishment.
After seeing her online, the agency reached out to speak with the teenager.
The judge from Britain’s Got Talent said: “They’re very lovely and nurturing and it will be a soft, slow thing and she won’t do anything until she’s 18 but they want her and that’s what she wants to do.
“I have to say there was quite a number of them and there’s such a different mindset to how you might think modelling agencies look after the young, but they are very nurturing and very caring, all of them.
“She has made the decision to sign with them and Chris and I support her, and we are very protective but they’re very keen.”
However, a reliable source claims that Amanda is nervous about exposing her daughters to the glare of fame because she is still haunted by a major scandal from her early days in the public eye.
Amanda began her career as a TV actress in the late ’90s, but her marriage to comedian Les Dennis of eight years ended due to an affair Amanda had with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey.
She said the scandal “ruined” her reputation in 2013, but that Simon Cowell’s offer to be a judge on Britain’s Got Talent in 2006 had saved her career.
The mother of two is nervous about history repeating itself, despite her excitement at setting the stage for her daughters’ careers in the spotlight.
As the source puts it: “Having experienced the backlash of a public scandal first-hand and knowing how devastating the affect of personal misjudgements can be on your professional life, that’s the one thing that’s holding her back from going full guns blazing with the girls.
“She’s anxious and fearful about the thought of them going through that and wants to protect them from enduring any of that pain and heartache she went through. Plus there is the issue with trolling on social media – something she never had to contend with when she started out in her career – but she knows that, ultimately, there’s only so much control she can have and that’s the downside to being in the spotlight.”
She believes that she can provide the best care for the girls if she takes charge herself.
And the source says: “Amanda loves what she does, but her ultimate goal would be to take on the role as ‘momager’ and eventually oversee the girls’ careers so she can help them navigate around the pitfalls.
“She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] about it, and he thinks it’s a great idea. She’s hoping that with Chris’ blessing, she can pitch it to ITV execs and get the ball rolling in the not-too-distant future.”
”For now, she just wants the girls to focus on completing their education and then ease themselves into the limelight before fully launching their showbiz careers,”