Martha Stewart, 77, is known for many different things – homemaker, businesswoman, entrepreneur, writer, chef, baker, author, television personality – the list goes on and on.
However, one claim to fame that Stewart would likely rather not be associated with is criminal, which is probably why she has remained pretty tight-lipped about her 2004 felony conviction and time spent behind bars – until now.
It’s been almost 15 years since that fateful day that Stewart was found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators, charges that obviously had a negative impact on her booming career in the public eye.
However, Stewart has done an incredible job re-building her career and seemingly starting over. She’s still very involved in making her world-famous crafts, spending time with her newfound friend, Snoop Dogg, on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, writing books and launching home goods and furniture lines, among many other entrepreneurial ventures.
And it seems that Stewart is feeling pretty comfortable in her current place in life – comfortable enough to share openly about her time in prison for one of the first times ever. Recently, Stewart sat down with Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg on their podcast, Skimm’d from The Couch to talk about her conviction and time behind bars.
Stewart maintains that she was innocent in her legal situation, saying, “I had a legal problem that no one could foresee and no one could anticipate. I didn’t do anything wrong…and when I write about it, you’ll understand… I survived it very nicely because I took my own advice and said, ‘Don’t let it get you down. And you’re better than this. And the people who are responsible are not good people. And forget about it.’”
While we certainly all want to know more juicy details about Stewart’s time in prison, it looks like we will have to wait for her next book, which sounds like it will include insight to her prison experience as well as some of Stewart’s other interests, “I thought if I don’t write a book, my grandchildren, if I ever have any, will never know what grandma did in her life because catering is so ephemeral. You do it…and the minute they eat the dinner, it’s gone. I wanted to make sure that I recorded my ideas, the beautiful recipes.”
One of the other bits of information that we are all dying to know more about is Stewart’s ever-growing relationship with Snoop Dogg – and if she enjoys the same, achem, ‘hobbies’ as he does.
According to Stewart, she does not engage in smoking marijuana with Snoop Dogg, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t curious, “I don’t smoke. I’m allergic to smoke. I hate smoke. But that’s not to say that I am not interested in what marijuana and the other products from marijuana like CBD’s. I recently joined the board of Canopy [Growth] Corporation up in Canada, the first cannabis company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange…It’s the new pharmaceutical and that’s how I look at it.”
If you want to hear more from Martha Stewart, check out the full podcast episode here.
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