Skunk Anansie singer Skin lets slip she's engaged after her partner proposed in lockdown

Skunk Anansie singer Skin lets slip she's engaged after her partner proposed in lockdown

Skunk Anansie's Skin has revealed she's engaged after her partner proposed during lockdown. The Masked Singer star, 53, let the news slip while speaking on the Elevenses with Danielle Perry podcast on Tuesday, as she discussed the challenges couples have faced during the COVID-19 crisis. Skin - who rose to prominence as part of the rock group Skunk Anansie in the 1990s - was previously in a civil partnership with environmental advocate Christiana Wyly, but they split in 2015. During the interview Skin was speaking about the difficulties couples have faced in lockdown, saying: 'Lockdown has been a real test of a relationship. 'A lot of people are like ''Wow, we really didn't get on and that was the end of that relationship, because I realised in two months of being in lockdown that we're not the same people.'' 'And some other people, like me, got engaged… You know what, I think you're the first person I've told. Oops!' Skin - who is openly bisexual - also spoke about the nasty racism, sexism and homophobia she's faced in her 25 years in the music industry. She said: 'What I’m most scared of right now is people leaning into their darker sides of nature, we see that in so many ways: we see that in racism, in sexism, homophobia. 'Right now, I think it’s easy for people to slide into gentle racism because things are difficult for them to understand and unfamiliar. I’m scared of that becoming a normal response ...
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