The high-profile showbiz wedding took place in the South of France and was lavishly covered by Hello! “After I divorced I realised how difficult it was to meet like-minded people who were single. All my friends were married, having kids and I remember thinking, ‘Will I have to go on the internet?
’ It was a really shocking wake-up call,” says Knudsen who, at 45, with her high cheekbones, long blonde hair and coy yet slinky manner still exudes pure Bond Girl glamour.
Knudsen credits Moore — the most comical and charming of the James Bond actors — with helping to turn her life around.
“Richard and I are going to host the events ourselves.
We’re both single now and open to meeting someone, yeah. It’s very, very relaxed.” Calling herself “quite old-fashioned”, however, Knudsen turns out to be no Pussy Galore.
She couldn’t face internet dating and now, after a decade of failed relationships, including a four-year romance with billionaire Skype co-founder Janus “Frisky” Friis, Knudsen finds herself single once again.
She’s lived in London for 17 years and briefly flirted with careers in property development and interior design, working for Nicky Haslam and Kelly Hoppen.
“We like to think of ourselves [at Ochun] as a sort of extension of Loulou’s, as these are the kind of members we’d like to attract,” she says.
Does she hope to get lucky herself on one of these luxey jamborees?
They married in 2002 in a secret ceremony and in the same year Knudsen wrote a feature in the Daily Mail in defence of her mother after Luisa Mattioli, Moore’s third wife, was reported as accusing Tholstrup of stealing Moore from her.
“The articles that came out were so hurtful and so damaging and so incorrect. After I wrote the piece I felt better and I remember saying to my mother and Roger, you may disagree, you always say no comment, you don’t react — but I was right to react because it all stopped.”Knudsen remains close to her mother and Moore, who live in Switzerland, and divides her time between London and her house on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire borders, where she has five horses and three dogs.
Unlike other online dating services, as a member of Great Expectations you will have access to a team of relationship professionals.
One of the first things they do is contact you by phone to go over profile details—a very hands-on approach.
“Of course I was very affected by these events and I probably didn’t have the most positive outlook on the opposite sex.