What has she learnt about relationships?
“That men have a very difficult time being faithful – particularly in the presence of drugs and alcohol. Looking back I wouldn’t have taken James’s infidelity as seriously as I did. I don’t think sexual infidelity means the end of a marriage. What’s more damaging is lying about it.”
The singer and her son still live on the Martha’s Vineyard estate, which was her home during the decade-long marriage. She looks across the room at Ben. “So much about Ben reminds me of James, and I like living in the house that we built together, with his kids.”