Classical singer Camilla Kerslake has spoken out against the verbal abuse she has suffered from disgruntled rugby fans walking past the home she shares with England skipper Chris Robshaw.
Kerslake first revealed the abuse after England lost to Wales at Twickenham last month but has elaborated in an interview with Hello! Magazine where she said there have been times when she has “felt a bit trapped” in her own house – but she does not let the jibes get her down.
“When you’ve nursed your mum through breast cancer, then experience the terrifying trauma of a breast cancer scare yourself, you can get through anything, including people shouting outside your window at 4am.”
She added: “When you go out with a sportsman, it’s part of the territory.”
Kerslake, 27, told the magazine: “There have been times when I’ve felt a bit trapped in my own house.
“Just recently, because of the rugby, photographers have been waiting to capture a picture of me looking downcast. When they ask me to look sad, I give them a dazzling smile.”
Robshaw sparked controversy when he rejected a late, potentially equalising penalty chance in favour of an attacking lineout when Wales won 28-25 at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup.
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