Thanks to her own television program, magazine, multitude of recipes, and home furnishings, Martha Stewart was already well-known to the majority of people. She has acquired a new fan following in the last ten years, nevertheless, as a result of her incredible connection with the rapper Snoop Dogg.
One of the healthiest and most pleasantly surprising celebrity friendships is between Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. And despite their 30-year age gap, they have developed a close friendship that has inspired a popular television program.
This is all you need to know about Martha Stewart’s odd connection with the iconic rapper – and how she got there.
Martha Stewart was born Martha Kostyra in New Jersey on August 3, 1941. She grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Nutley, New Jersey, not far from New York City, as the second of six children.
Stewart began modeling at the age of 13, starring in print advertising, television commercials, and fashion shows.
Martha Stewart remembered, “My neighbor, a lovely dancer, was modeling for Stuart Models, and she had a contract.”
“Your parents told me you are so beautiful, Martha,” she remarked. ” You should be modeling as well. Then I did. I was instantly enrolled in TV ads after signing with Ford Models. I was the girl who was all-American.”
Stewart began playing married characters at the age of 16. But she didn’t think she was gorgeous.
“I was so skinny and so perfect for modeling, but I didn’t know that I was beautiful. That was my only problem.”
“I knew that I could model, I knew I could pose for pictures, but I was not sexy, and I was not provocative”. “That feeling never came. It still hasn’t come. I’m waiting for that day.”
Martha Stewart found the modeling industry to be hard. However, her next professional step would be just as difficult. The native of New Jersey went to Barnard College before beginning his career as a stockbroker at an all-male company.
“I lasted in that business for about eight years, working in a firm of all men. Only one woman owned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange at that time. I’m not intimidated by men; I never was.”
“But men actually welcomed me to their offices. We wore hot pants to work. I still have my pale, peachy-pink ones and my chocolate-brown ones. I wore them with either high heels, bare legs, or tights. Elegant but also crazy. Like, how can you go to work in short-shorts? But I didn’t think twice about it. I was totally respected.”
She then continued by saying: “I didn’t even know what a glass ceiling was until somebody explained it to me, because being a woman and being a businesswoman was all one and the same to me. I had a very successful career in the stock market, and I sometimes regret not staying in that business because becoming an investment banker would’ve been pretty fabulous. But I was lured to the home.”
Stewart’s work ethic was something that everyone recognized, just like it was during her modeling days, and she was excellent at what she did.
However, she eventually felt the need to spend more time with her family. She gave birth to her daughter Alexis with her ex-husband Andrew Stewart (they split in 1990). When Alexis turned 10, Martha thought that she should spend more time with her daughter than she was spending at work.
Martha had more time to consider her options when she was at home with her husband and kids. Her fresh idea became a reality in 1976.
While Alexis was a student at Westport High School in Connecticut, Martha Stewart made the decision to launch her own home catering company. Despite the fact that it took a lot of time and they have a complicated relationship, Martha and her daughter found it to be a bonding experience.
Stewart remarked, “One thing Alexis gained from it was how to cook. She’s a fantastic baker and chef. I made an effort to include her in everything, but as soon as she was able to go for boarding school, she did. Our connection has always been challenging as a mother and daughter. It was challenging, but she would go above and beyond for me, and I would do the same.”
The catering company owned by Martha Stewart quickly achieved great success. She became well-known for her inventive meals and presentation styles, and a decade later her business, Martha Stewart Inc., had become a multimillion dollar enterprise.
Stewart gained popularity after publishing her debut book, Entertaining, while working with several businesses and famous people.
Over the next years, Stewart published a number of more works. But her commitment to her job had a personal cost. She and her spouse Andy have divorced in 1990.
Like everyone else, Martha Stewart has experienced both highs and lows in life. Her divorce was regrettably one of those low points, with the breakup turning toxic.
“Getting divorced was a terrible thing for me because we were the first to divorce in my family.”
In the US, Stewart’s name became well-known, and her business, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, went public in 1999.
She published many magazines, cookbooks, a popular cable television program, and a website. Stewart also became the first woman to become a billionaire on her own. However, in the end, it all comes down to the people you choose to be around you; for Martha Stewart, that meant her family and friends.
She formed the most unexpected bond with musician Snoop Dogg almost 13 years ago.
They got along brilliantly, and even though they are 30 years apart in age, Martha, 80, and Snoop, 50, are still close friends today. And their story is quite amazing.
In 2008, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart had their first encounter. He appeared as a guest on Martha Stewart Show, her cookery program. As they prepared mashed potatoes, the two appeared to be having a fantastic time together, and Martha poked fun of Snoop’s distinctive speech pattern.
They made a “strange pair,” Martha Stewart said while recalling their first encounter.
“Martha kind of, like, pioneered this,” Snoop Dogg added. “As far as letting rappers become a part of daytime television.”
Not just Martha and Snoop thought they were doing something remarkable. Just a year later, he made his way back to the program because viewers liked seeing the two of them together. The two have since developed a deep affection for one another, which Snoop Dogg previously referred to as “a natural blend of love, peace, and harmony.”
They didn’t hang around as often for the first several years after Snoop’s appearances on Stewart’s show. But it became evident that Snoop Dogg admired her after they both took part in Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber.
“She sat next to me, and she stole the show,” the rapper remembers. “She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life.”
They made the decision to collaborate on a culinary program in 2016, and the pilot episode of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party aired in November. Three seasons and forty episodes have been released.
The program received acclaim from both audiences and reviewers, and Martha and Snoop were nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are close friends. But given how frequently people see the two together, others have questioned whether any other sentiments exist between them.
Well, Martha says that’s definitely not the case. The 80-year-old denied that they were dating.
“Snoop is younger than my daughter. We have to have a professional relationship, don’t we Snoop?”
“He is very attractive, I must say, he really is an attractive human being. Everybody likes him. It’s so nice that he’s popular, and the guests really adore him and respond to him nicely. And he has a great sense of humor.”
Stewart has admitted that Snoop has taught her several new terms, such as “ball til ya fall” and “all hood.” Martha may have picked up a few new terms, but it goes without saying that she’s also an excellent instructor and has frequently expressed her admiration for the dishes Snoop prepares on their culinary program.
We want to treasure the special bond that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg share, and we’re hoping that they’ll work on more projects together in the near future.