AFTER working hard to promote the Barbie movie, Margot Robbie is finally getting a well-deserved break.
But instead of indulging herself, she’s spent £50,000 on her closest circle of friends.
I can tell you that the Australian-born actress, who has a net worth of £30million, whisked a group of 14 buddies away for a full-expenses stay at a luxury cottage in luxury haven Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire last week.
Along with her British husband, film producer Tom Ackerley, Margot spoiled their troupe with a private chef, delicious charcoal-grilled snacks, luxurious spa treatments, a cocktail cart with free-flowing alcohol, hot tubs and on-site activities including clay pigeon shooting, biking and Prosecco- pong . . Of course with pink cups.
A large part of Margot’s crowdwork work takes place in the film industry, which is currently largely on hiatus due to the US actors and writers strike. So the timing was ideal.
A source tells me: “Despite being the sexiest actress alive right now, Margot is incredibly down to earth and loves nothing more than to hang out with her best friends.
“She knows the tight-knit crew through her work and her husband, and she feels like being around them allows her to be herself and really let off steam.
“She’s happy to share her wealth with the people she loves and she’s really generous.
“The weather wasn’t great but they were happy to relax, eat and drink.
“After the past few weeks of dressing smartly and stumbling around in heels, Margot shed the cheerful rags and slipped into jeans, comfy hoodies and flip flops. Also, her buddies are mostly in the film industry, so Margot’s fame doesn’t worry her and she can just be herself.”
But all her hard work paid off as Barbie has received rave reviews from around the world and has grossed in excess of £450million.
Margot and Tom, who married in 2016, started their own production company, Lucky Chap, with some of their friends.
She previously said, “We started our production company with our best friends and there continues to be a wonderful group dynamic.”
“We all work really well together. I feel very lucky.”
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ROCHELLE Humes has revealed the secret to her rock-solid relationship with husband Marvin — planning ahead.
The Saturdays singer married JLS star Marvin 11 years ago and the couple have three children.
Speaking to the podcast Working Hard, Hardly Working, she said, “I’m proud that we’re like 50/50 in our relationship – every Sunday we get together and we train for the next week.”
“We share college degrees and give each other the air to shine in terms of our careers.
“If he wants to go on tour, I protect that period and vice versa.
“Ultimately we have a family and that doesn’t stop for anyone.”
Rumors about Cruz Beckham’s pop career have been around for a while.
But the teenager seems ready to sing soon as he has now launched his own music company under the tutelage of his mother’s branding guru, Victoria.
In May, Cruz filed filings for “sound recording and music publishing activities” at That’s Not My Robot with his co-director Oliver Shipton, who oversees VB’s trademarks.
This came after he signed with Tap Music Management, which also represents Ellie Goulding and Little Mix.
ZAK Abel believes that TikTok is the driving force behind the music industry today.
The singer-songwriter, who performed at the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle in May, said the app allows fans to find lesser-known songs by artists that might otherwise remain under the radar.
Zak, who is releasing his second album Love Over Fear in August, told me, “I also think it opens a door to songs that came out ten years ago, like this Miguel song, and then suddenly get a second wind have.”
“Sometimes the record label doesn’t match the song you want to go to, or they don’t get it right on the first try.
“But with TikTok, there’s a moment to every song and people can find what they like and use it as a video soundtrack.”