From the Department of Too Much Information
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She had been asked how the couple spend their time together when the former prime minister returns from his frequent money-spinning trips abroad.
Mrs Blair giggled and told her interviewer: ‘Tony and I have been married 31 years and known each other more like 35 – and even after 35 years he still excites me in all possible ways.’
The Blairs have a long track record of boasting about their love life. Mr Blair, 57, once claimed he could make love ‘at least’ five times a night.
Last year he was nominated for a ‘bad sex’ literary award for a passage in his autobiography in which he recounted how his wife had ‘strengthened’ him on the eve of his bid for the Labour leadership in 1994.
He wrote: ‘I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct, knowing I would need every ounce of emotional power to cope with what lay ahead.’
In the past, the couple have also claimed to be members of the Mile High Club.
But they were not always so shameless. Mrs Blair, now 56, recorded in her own memoirs that their youngest son Leo, born when she was 45, had been conceived as she had been too embarrassed to pack her contraceptive ‘equipment’ on a trip to Balmoral, where guests’ bags are unpacked by staff.
In her 2008 autobiography, Speaking For Myself, she wrote: ‘As usual up there, it had been bitterly cold, and what with one thing and another …,’ she wrote, describing the night her son Leo was conceived.’
Don’t thank me, I’m a giver.