Washington: British actress Gemma Arterton has revealed that she used to think that her family was “odd” when she was growing up because her parents were separated.
The actress, whose parents separated when she was five, admits that she was embarrassed of her domestic life when she was growing up because she came from a broken home and her “hippy” mother wasn’t a conventional parent.
“My home life was very dysfunctional. I remember thinking, ‘God, my family is so odd,” Contactmusic quoted the 25-year-old as saying.
“My mum and dad split up when I was very young and I had lots of brothers and sisters and my mum had lots of boyfriends. She was a hippy and had loads of stuff from her travels.
“When I’d go to my friends’ houses, they’d have B and Q wallpaper and we had drawings all over the wall.
“It’s fabulous now but at the time I remember being embarrassed,” she added.
However, Gemma insists it was a very happy household and she hasn’t been affected by her parents’ split.