EXCLUSIVE! Caprice Bourret at 50: ‘I’m more confident than I was at 20’

Model Caprice Bourret tells Closer why life is better than ever as she celebrates her milestone half-century birthday

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by Yasmin Thomas |
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She’s had a career spanning 25 years and now Caprice Bourret tells Closer why she believes her fifties will be her best decade yet.

The supermodel, who turns 50 on 24 October, proudly shows off her age-defying looks on our exclusive photo shoot, revealing, “When I was younger, I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, 50 is scary, it sounds so old.’ But now I’m here, it’s not so bad! Life is different but in some ways so much better. It’s not daunting to me. I have more confidence than I’ve ever had before and I’m happy – I feel empowered.

“Some people ask me, ‘Do you want to go back to your 20s?’ Hell no! Count me out. I partied my a-- off and I wouldn’t change anything, but would I want to go back? No way.”

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‘As you get older, you’re a little bit more experimental’ ©Alan Strutt

Caprice – who has frequently been voted one of the world’s sexiest women – shot to fame in 1996 after she wore a headline-grabbing sheer lace Versace dress to the National Television Awards. Within a year she’d made her first million from modelling and in total has appeared on the covers of over 350 magazines – even posing nude for Sports Illustrated, Playboy and Vogue.

Now, over 20 years on, she is just as happy to showcase her stunning figure – regularly appearing in a bikini on her Instagram page and admitting last year that her financier husband, Ty Comfort, wants her to be “naked all the time”.

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In 1996 wearing that Versace dress ©Getty Images

And as she enters her fifth decade, Caprice – who is mum to eight-year-old sons Jett and Jax – says that although her body has changed, she feels comfortable in her own skin.

“I accept that my body is different now, of course,” she says. “I don’t have time to work out four times a week, but I eat smart. I’ll mostly fast for 16 hours a day and eat for eight, which is great for digestion, and I avoid meat and limit cheese. However, if I want to eat carbs, I’ll have a double-cheese pizza – I’ll just have it for lunch so there’s time to burn it off.

“I’m not as skinny as I used to be, I used to be a size 8 and now I’m a 10, but I’ve accepted it. I’m almost 50 years old for God’s sake, and I love myself!”

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And while she’s never previously revealed whether she’s had any cosmetic procedures in the past, Caprice now admits she wouldn’t say no.

She reveals, “When my face starts to go downhill, you better believe I’m going to go and have plastic surgery and I’m not afraid to be open about it. I will if it makes me feel good – it’s not anyone else’s business.”

Prior to marrying Ty in 2019, Caprice’s love life frequently made headlines over the years – having dated Rod Stewart, David Spade, Lee Ryan and Kevin Pietersen. She also tells Closer she once went on a date with original heartthrob Brad Pitt.

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Caprice once dated Rod Stewart ©Shutterstock

“I had dinner with Brad and I thought beforehand that he couldn’t be as good- looking in real life. But, oh my God he was drop-dead ridiculously gorgeous! But not as gorgeous as my husband of course!”

Caprice certainly isn’t afraid to talk openly about her love life, sparking controversy in July when she encouraged women to “take one for the team” and have sex with their husbands, even when they’re not “in the mood”.

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Fun-loving Caprice has a swing in her lounge! ©Alan Strutt

But she stands by her comments, telling Closer, “You’re going to lose the relationship if you don’t keep up the sex – that is an integral part.”

And Caprice says sex in midlife has got better and better, confessing, “As you get older, you’re a little bit more experimental, you get more confident with yourself and with your partner. It becomes super fun, in fact, more fun than it was in your 20s! Sex is so much better now I’m turning 50. It helps that my husband is my best friend in the world.

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She’s still loved-up with hubby Ty Comfort ©Shutterstock

“And as I’m still having periods and not menopausal, my doctors said I need to be careful – I could get pregnant! I’ve really looked after myself.”

She adds, “Let’s empower each other and talk about ageism and menopause. Let’s embrace it!”

Caprice and Ty welcomed their sons after years of fertility struggles in 2013, but the star says their much-awaited arrival when she was 40 came at “the perfect time”.

She says, “When I had kids, I was so ready, and when I got married I was so ready. I’m an older mum, but I did it at just the perfect time for me. Motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I’m so thankful it all worked out.”

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And Caprice says being diagnosed with a benign brain tumour in 2017 has made her appreciate her family more than ever and made her realise she’s at her happiest at home with her boys.

She says, “When I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, from then on, I didn’t take my health for granted any more. It sounds cliché, but I’ve lived for the moment ever since. I’ve learned so many life lessons – that’s the beauty of life. The kind of love you have for your kids is indescribable; you never, ever love anything so much in your entire life. My kids wake up next to me in the morning, look at me, rub my face and say, ‘Mummy I love you so much.’ It is beautiful, I cannot imagine my life without my husband and my kids.”

She adds, “I’m just so grateful for the life I have.”

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