Updated: 07/06/2019 04:41 PM | First Published: 07/06/2019 12:33 PM

Celia Walden

Celia Walden posing for a picture while dressed in orange top and matching leather skirt

Celia Walden is a British journalist, novelist and critic. She is famous as the wife of Piers Morgan, the co-anchor of Good Morning Britain. The 43- year-old blonde is more than just a gossip columnist. Let’s find out more about Celia Walden’s career, married life, and family. 

Celia Walden was Born to Famous Parents

Celia Walden was born on December 8, 1975, in Paris. She was raised in London alongside her two siblings: Francis and Oliver. Her father, George Walden was a member of the English Parliament for the Conservative Party whereas her mother, Sarah Hunt was an art historian.

George Walden, father of Celia Walden

Celia completed her schooling from Westminster School and later studied French and Italian literature from Cambridge University.

Celia Walden's Career As a Journalist and Author

Celia wrote for newspapers like The Evening Standard and The Daily Mail which helped begin her journalism career. She started her professional journalism career as a gossip columnist for The Daily Telegraph in 2004. the last editor of The Daily Telegraph's diary section Spy.

She is serving as the monitoring correspondent of the GQ magazine. Celia also writes for various magazines, including Glamour, Porter Magazine, and Elle. 

British gossip columnist and author, Celia Walden looks fabulous in her blonde locks

Besides writing articles about fashion, etiquette, health, and beauty, Walden has also published three books: Harm’s Way (2009), Cruelle (2009) and Babysitting George (2011). Babysitting George is based on the time she spent with the footballer George Best when she received an unusual assignment to track down a global superstar and keep him away from all other journalists. Though the book was nominated for the William Hill  Sports Book of The Year Prize in 2011, it was also highly criticized by his widow Alex Best.

The cover of Babysitting George by Celia Walden

Alex said that the book was largely fictional and that Celia had been using her “imagination” very well. She even threatened to take legal action against the publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing. The wife of the late footballer was joined by Best's former mistress, Gina Devivo, who stated, "I am so angry for George because he is not here to defend himself." 

Married Life With Piers Morgan

Celia started dating Piers in 2006 while he was still married to Marion Shalloe. Walden had rejected the first proposal made by the host of Good Morning Britain but after dating for 4 years, he somehow convinced her to marry him. They shared their vows on June 24, 2010, in St. Mary’s Church, Oxfordshire village of Swinbrook.

Celia Walden and Piers Morgan both giving big smiles on their wedding day

They recently celebrated their 9th anniversary. Celia had a lovely throwback picture of their wedding day whereas Piers had a picture of Celia wearing tight leather pants posted on Instagram of 2019. The two are considered to be a dynamic couple. The couple lives in one of the richest neighborhoods in London.

Before meeting Piers Morgan, Walden was briefly in a relationship with a French Chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli in 2006.

Piers Morgan and Celia Walden Children

From the first marriage, has three children, all sons, named: Albert, 26, Stanley, 22 and Spencer, 18.

Piers Morgan posing on a beach with his three sons

A year after their marriage, Piers and Celia announced that they were expecting a baby. On 25 November 2011, Celia gave birth to a daughter, Elise Morgan. Elise is the first child of Walden and is the fourth of Morgan. 

Piers Morgan Children, three sons and a daughter

The couple loves to travel places with their daughter. According to Celia, Elise has helped Morgan stay grounded and in place. The family divide their time between LA and London. 

Celia Walden Frequently Trolls Her Husband on Instagram

The Instagram posts of Celia has been more than entertaining as she shares all hilarious pictures of her husband. In one of the pictures posted earlier last month, Walden is seen holding an unusual device with Morgan’s face on it. She has jokingly asked where the “off” button on the Morgan 3000 hair dryer was.

Celia Walden jokes about her husband and marriage while promoting GMB product, Morgan 3000 hair dryer on Instagram

Apart from playfully insulting her husband, Celia also shares the loving pictures of her daughter with her current 9k (approximately) followers on Instagram.

Name Celia Walden
Profession JournalistWriter
Gender Female
Birthday December 08, 1975
Age 43 Years Old
Star Sign Capricorn
Nationality British
Place of Birth Paris, France
High School Westminster School
University Cambridge University
Marital Status Married
Husband Piers Morgan
Children Elise Morgan