Her husband, Lee Chapman, is an ex-footballer. She has two sons with Lee; Joseph Chapman (b. 1990) and Max Chapman (b. 1993).
Younger sister of Debbie Ash.
In 2002 she had collagen implants to increase the size of her lips, but the procedure went wrong, leaving her with what the tabloid newspapers described as a "trout pout". She has since had surgery in an attempt to correct the mistake and has warned other women about the potential perils of having cosmetic surgery.
In April 2004 she was nearly killed by the MSSA super-bug (similar to MRSA but treatable by antibiotics), contracted while being treated in hospital for a collapsed lung and fractured rib caused by an accident at home in which she fell off her bed onto a table during a love-making session with her husband. In January 2008 she was awarded a record £5 million in compensation against the hospital, to cover past and future loss of earnings.