Sophie Stanbury had been filming Ladies of London as a friend of the ladies last year, so she isn’t a complete stranger to viewers. But this season, Sophie is a full-time cast member and is opening up about her own personal life. On Ladies of London, Stanbury was a huge support system for her sister-in-law, Caroline Stanbury, but she never talked about her own marital issues. So when she joined the show this year, the first thing she revealed about herself was that she was divorcing Caroline’s brother, Alex Stanbury. They had already filed the papers when they started filming, and she was working through her emotions as they learned to live separate lives.
According to a new Bravo report, Sophie Stanbury is now revealing that she’s still coping with her divorce, as they haven’t finalized everything yet. As it turns out, Stanbury needed time to deal with her emotions, and they had to go through the negative feelings before being able to come full circle and finalizing the divorce.
“It was really hard. It was a big decision to figure out whether to share my story and my life with the public or not. I think from the British point-of-view, it’s very unheard of. It’s not the done thing,” Sophie Stanbury explained to Bravo’s the Daily Dish recently about her feelings. “For me personally, I was absolutely petrified, but it was a really cathartic experience.”