Sally Ridge has had the week from hell.
In just seven days, the TV personality and interior designer has dealt with her teenage daughter being in a car accident and the cancellation of extensive travel plans with millionaire Mark Hotchin, the boss of collapsed finance company the Hanover Group, and his wife Amanda.
To top it off, the multimillion-dollar inner-city Auckland home she shared with international cricketer Adam Parore, is believed to have sold for less than she wanted.
Oh, poor diddums. So Sally Ridge has a few problems; is that news? We don't want to further depress Ms Ridge, but people DO have problems far worse than hers, every day. A close friend of ours has just learned that her husband has terminal cancer - SHE has had "the week from hell". A 22 year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wellington overnight - his family are about to have "the week from hell". Former Wallaby hooker Brendon Cannon is having "the week from hell" after running over and critically injuring his 15 month-old son in his driveway. Crap things happen to ordinary people every day.
So we say this to the Herald and to Ms Glucina - tell someone who cares. "Celebrities" are only that because the media elevates them; the same media that tears them down. The "writings" of Rachel Glucina and her likes have little journalistic merit, and are all about ratings and profits. We don't need them.