5 Things You Didn’t Know About Martha Stewart

Learn more than you really every wanted to know about the homemaker maven
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In case you ever meet her, here are some personal factoids to keep in mind

She Loves Lemons


When Martha Stewart travels, she takes lemons with her in case they don’t have any on the plane.

Baseball Babysitting


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Back when she was known as Martha Helen Kostyra, Stewart babysat the children of baseball greats Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Gil McDougald. Even at the green age of 10, Stewart had some pretty impressive connections. To this day she is a staunch Yankees fan.

She’s Got an Epic Nickname

m diddy

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Stewart (or M. Diddy, as she was known in prison) encountered a bit of legal trouble in 2002 when she was indicted on charges of insider trading. She served five months of jail time in 2004 and was sentenced to strict home confinement immediately following her stay in prison. During her time in the white-collar facility, her net worth more than tripled, bringing her total net worth to over $1 billion.

Her Favorite Sandwich...


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Is liverwurst. She says she is “perfectly happy with it.”

She Dated a ‘Knight’


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Stewart divorced her husband, Andrew Stewart, in 1987. Upon entering the dating pool, Stewart engaged in a brief romance with actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. While they did get along, Stewart supposedly just couldn't get past one of his past roles. After watching The Silence of the Lambs, she had some second thoughts. Apparently, Stewart could not stomach Hannibal Lecter's unique eating habits.

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