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The Lovers’ Guide star Wendy-Ann Paige lost the wild celebrity lifestyle to £70k a year drug addiction

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The Lovers’ Guide star, who shot to world fame after romping in the UK’s first sex education video, says she “misses her old life” after losing the wild celebrity lifestyle to a £70k-a-year cocaine addiction – and she now lives in a small flat in Southend

  • Wendy-Ann Paige, now 58, was just 28, was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to earn an 18 certificate
  • After being hired by the late publicist Max Clifford and given a taste of the fast life – partying with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Bon Jovi
  • Wendy-Ann’s world spiraled out of control as she developed drug addiction and PTSD, before eventually divorcing her husband and ending up in a small flat in Southend










A TV star who rose to world fame after having sex with her partner for Britain’s first sex education video in the 1990s has revealed how her life in the celebrity world spiraled out of control after she lost £70,000 each. years on cocaine.

Wendy-Ann Paige, now 58, was just 28, was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to earn an 18 certificate in 1991.

It became the world’s best-selling sex title, with sales of 1.3 million copies in the UK alone – where its controversial 18 certificate allowed it to be sold in high street stores.

But after she was hired by the late publicist Max Clifford and developed a taste for the fast-paced life – partying with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Bon Jovi, Wendy-Ann’s world spiraled out of control as she developed a drug addiction and PTSD, before eventually dying. divorce her husband and end up in a small flat in Southend.

Wendy-Ann Paige, now 58, was just 28, was thrust into the limelight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to earn an 18 certificate in 1991

Wendy was marketing director when she married Tony Duffield in 1989, then 36.

The band’s sound engineer and his then-wife were swingers advertising a couple to be featured in a video – but Wendy soon caught Tony’s attention and they decided to star in the video together, with Tony leaving his wife and child for her. .

Wendy recalled auditioning by masturbating on the floor of expert Doctor Andrew Stanway’s Surrey mansion, and she told The Sun she was “a natural” and had no problem frolicking in front of the camera.

She revealed that the ‘real life’ scenes were filmed on a studio set in Acton in west London, saying: ‘It was a closed set, but people filming fashion clothes in adjoining rooms came in to see where all the fuss was made. was about. I had eight hours of fun while they filmed.’

The video became the world's best-selling sex title, selling 1.3 million copies in the UK alone - where its controversial 18 certificate allowed it to be sold in high street stores

The video became the world’s best-selling sex title, selling 1.3 million copies in the UK alone – where its controversial 18 certificate allowed it to be sold in high street stores

Wendy and Tony even had sex against a tombstone at the Highgate Cemetery in North London – a scene cut from the video.

She revealed: “It was crazy. People stopped me in Asda and said, ‘My wife doesn’t wear heels in bed – is she a prude?’ I’d like to say, ‘I don’t fucking know, I’m just here to buy dog ​​food,’ but I’d always take forever to give them advice.’

She was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover's Guide - Britain's first explicit video to earn an 18 certificate in 1991

She was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to earn an 18 certificate in 1991

Wendy recalled enjoying sex in front of the cameras and “never being nervous.” Not expecting the fame that came with it, Wendy quickly became the author of the bestselling Sextrology in 1994.

The recently acclaimed sex expert made hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and partied with A-listers, including Michael Douglas, at star-studded events around the world.

In 1992, she married Tony in Las Vegas on her way to play poker with Jack Nicholson – an event she missed before the whirlwind wedding.

The couple moved into a £1 million house with 18 rooms in East Sussex, but as Wendy’s fame grew, their marriage began to suffer.

With Tony reportedly “unable” to keep up with her rampant sexual appetite, Wendy says she has replaced sex with cocaine.

“I liked doing cocaine more than having sex with Tony. At one point I was spending 70k a year on it — that doesn’t include the drugs the rock stars gave me,” she said.

Tony persuaded Wendy to move to Thailand with him in 1999 to open a restaurant, but the marriage reached a breaking point the following year, and the couple broke up – the divorce was finalized in 2006.

Speaking from her small flat in Southend, she said:My life is very different now. I miss my old life. So much has changed and people don’t recognize me anymore.

‘I am single and want to meet the love of my life. If I do, I’ll tell him about my past.’

Remembering how she enjoyed sex in front of the cameras (seen) and was

Remembering how she enjoyed sex in front of the cameras (seen) and was “never nervous,” Wendy didn’t expect the fame that came with it and quickly became the author of the bestselling Sextrology in 1994

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