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Nigel Barker, who was on America's Next Top Model for 17 seasons winner is chosen by Stefano Tonchi of W. Barker says his new show isn't. Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images Nigel Barker visits SiriusXM Studios on revealed that he was sexually assaulted as a child on his SiriusXM. Nigel Barker and his wife completed almost two decades together. English reality television personality Nigel Baker is widely known for his participation on the The couple first met in Milan and Nigel fell in love at first sight.
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You just met her. And we ended up being in Italy for a year together. And after about seven years we got married, and this is our 11th year of marriage on October the 16th.
Tell me about your kids. What do you love about them at the ages they are now?
Jack will be 5 November the 28th, and Jasmine will be 2 December 7th. Jack will translate for us; they already have this slightly secret language that only siblings share. Does your son have an understanding of what you do?
He in fact just recently said he wanted to save the animals.
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He said he wants to save the chickens—he came up with that himself. I want to make sure that no one else has taken it. So we got Animal King, we have to build it now. So you see him gravitating towards being behind the camera as opposed to in front of it? But my daughter is more the ham for the camera. What do you love about the city as your hometown? I love New York. I became an American citizen a few years ago and I joke that had I had the opportunity to be a citizen of New York, I would have, because as much as I love America, and I do, New York is very special to me.
How do you feel about raising your children here? I actually thought it would be difficult to bring up children here, but we have not found it that way at all. Obviously, the living situation is harder.
Here, my kids are members of the Museum of Natural History. We play good cop, bad cop every now and then with the kids. Especially with my daughter, she has me wrapped around her little finger as I think most daughters do to fathers. My son is my first born. I think there is a special affinity you always have with your first child no matter what. Scariest part of that first year of being a parent? We kept you alive! What does he want? Has he gone in his diaper? What is the issue here? I think just simple things like buying flowers and cooking dinner are important.
Romance is a part of your life. I feel that after 21 years of being together, I am more excited every time I get to see her. I think we were very lucky. I think that one of the secrets to our success is that we did meet young, and we became the best of friends.
We took five years before we married and five years again until we had children. Another thing too… the whole time before we got married we never lived together. We met in Milan. She had an apartment, and I had an apartment. We went to Paris.
She got an apartment; I got an apartment. We went to New York because she wanted to go back to the States. She got an apartment, and I got an apartment. I understand the financial issues with people needing to move in, but if you can afford not to, the space it gives you, especially as a young person [is nice].
How has your Sri Lankan heritage helped define you?
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I grew up with my granny in the house, my aunt in the house and my mom. My granny lived with us [as a child] until she died. Well, granny, my mum, is a regular at our house. She comes and stays with us for weeks at a time and she is there with us every Christmas and spring break.
Also by encouraging the children to cook. My mom is a big cook. Funny enough curry is now the number one food in England on a Sunday.
Now the number one food in England is a curry. I grew up cooking it myself. I love to get the kids involved in making it and preparing it. They get a real sense of the kitchen and all of the herbs and spices. So you are good in the kitchen, too? Would your wife agree? I think she would agree.
I met my wife in Milan, Italy.