Martha Stewart had a short relationship with the actor Anthony Hopkins but she ended it because she couldn’t separate Hopkins from his on-screen portrayal of Hannibal Lecter.
The 72-year-old queen of domesticity revealed the truth about her relationship with Hopkins a few years ago on a radio show. She told the interviewer that she had really loved the actor, but that Hopkins was somehow scary. Stewart was planning to invite the actor to her home in Maine but then she watched The Silence of the Lambs and changed her mind.
Hopkins, who was born in Wales, won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter. However, this seemed to mean nothing to Martha Stewart. She admitted she couldn’t imagine him sitting in her beautiful dining room. The woman who turned her skills in home decoration into a million-dollar business said that her relationship with Hopkins would probably have been very nice but she just couldn’t deal with the Lecter personality.