NICOLA STURGEON and her husband walked away with a huge win for SNP on election day last week, but what tragic admission did the party leader make about her husband?
Nicola Sturgeon fought to win the 59 Westminster Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland – in the end winning 48 constituencies. Politically, she is renowned for her no-nonsense and straight-talking attitude. But on Loose Women she was left a little flustered when the panellists asked her questions about her personal life. So what did the Scottish National Party leader reveal about one exchange about her husband Peter Murrell on the show?
Nicola Sturgeon, 49, is a Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014.
She is the first woman to hold the positions.
Ms Sturgeon first became an MSP in Scotland in 1999 first as an additional member for the Glasgow electoral region, then as a member for Glasgow Southside in 2007.
She was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world in 2016 and as the second most powerful in the UK by Forbes.
Nicola Sturgeon husband What tragedy did Nicola Sturgeon relay during a stint on Loose Women (Image GETTY)
Nicola Sturgeon husband: Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell began dating in 2003 (Image: GETTY)
Politics is important in her career and her personal life.
Her husband, Peter Murrell, who she began dating in 2003, is the Chief Executive Officer of the SNP.
The couple announced their engagement in January 2010 and were married in July 2010.
So what was the awkward exchange about her husband she expressed on Loose Women?
Nicola Sturgeon husband: The couple were married in July 2010 (Image: GETTY)
The panellists on Loose Women asked the Scottish politician how she unwinds from her job.
She could only laugh awkwardly when suggestively quizzed on how she chooses to destress.
Ms Sturgeon then composed herself and said that she reads a lot in her down time.
But then the follow up came: “What about Peter, your husband?”
The whole panel descended into laughter and Ms Sturgeon said: “Yeah, he can de-stress me from time to time.”
The panel also raised an old photo of Ms Sturgeon from school.
She shared how her classmates thought she was “weird” for getting involved in politics.
As she saw the image, Ms Sturgeon who was then sipping tea said: “I wish this was gin.”
Nicola Sturgeon husband: The SNP leader and CEO are hoping to win SNP seats in the election (Image: GETTY)
Nicola Sturgeon husband: Nicola and husband Peter voting in the December 12 election (Image: GETTY)
The 49-year-old later opened up about not having any children.
The subject of children is something Ms Sturgeon has faced throughout her career.
She said: “From time to time, yes [I was judged for not having children].
“I was constantly asked about it. For a period of my life, almost every interview I did I got asked that question.
“It’s okay in your 20s and 30s, but later on it becomes a bit more intrusive.
“I went public about the fact I had a miscarriage some years ago.
“That was in part to play a small part in removing the stigma around miscarriage but also it was a way of, I suppose, me trying to stop getting asked that question.
“Men in politics that don’t have children very rarely get asked the same question.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK