|Personal Details Summary
|Birthday / Date of Birth / How old is Ampika Pickston Age
|July 23, 1981. As of 2024, she is around 43 years old.
|Boyfriend / Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Spouse
|Divorced once. Check the full bio for relationship details.
|Children / No. of Kids
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race
|Are Mark and Ampika still together?
|Ampika announced in July 2018 that she had been engaged after an on/off relationship with partner Mark.
Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
- Ampika Pickston is a television personality and entrepreneur based in Cheshire, England.
- Outspoken, sometimes a little controversial and not shy to show some skin, Ampika has made quite a view headlines and sometimes manages to brush people the wrong way with her flamboyant personality.
Ampika Pickston Background, Family and Personal Life :
- Pickston was born in Oldham, England, on July 23, 1981.
- Ampika Pickston Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : Ampika has a mix of British and Thai heritage but has spoken publicly about her relationship or lack thereof with her parents, who she says abandoned her when she was younger.
- Although she speaks to them on occasion and mentions that she doesn’t hate them, Ampika has been honest about the fact that she is not close to her parents.
- When she was just 22 years old, Ampika married a multi-millionaire businessman Mark Pickston. The two quickly divorced after their marriage.
- Ampika Pickston Son : Before tying the knot, they were already parents to their first child – A son named Jake Pickston. Despite being divorced, Mark moved in with Ampika so they could raise their son together as opposed to sending him to a boarding school.
- In November 2021, it was reported that Ampika Pickston is engaged to West Ham United Football Club’s chairman David Sullivan, who is more than three decades older than her! Sullivan had previously dated Emma Benton-Hughes, a former pornstar, for 25 years. He had even appointed Emma as co-chairman of West Ham United.
- Once when Ampika was asked about the allegations that she is a gold digger, she had replied that even though it is very sad, beauty is currency these days, and if you are a good-looking lady, you can explore your options. If you meet a guy who offers to look after you and provide you with a fabulous lifestyle, you can enjoy it as it won’t hurt anyone!
Career before Reality TV Fame :
- After divorcing Mark, Ampika, who was already a qualified hairdresser, decided to venture out and start her own business. She opened a salon called Opium Hair and Beauty spa, which is located in Cheshire.
- A haven for celebrities and regular people alike, the salon has proved to be quite a successful investment for this outspoken beauty.
- Prior to opening the salon, Ampika had also done some work as a professional glamour model.
TV Career, Net worth & Stint at Real Housewives of Cheshire :
- In 2015, Ampika was cast as one of the housewives on the Real Housewives of Cheshire and quickly made her mark with flesh bearing outfits and catfights with fellow castmates.
- One memorable moment was when she showed up at her co-star Leanne Brown’s 40th birthday event wearing a very revealing outfit that made her other castmates annoyed. Despite being mocked, Ampika showed no signs of changing her style or attitude.
- In August 2017, Pinkston announced that she was leaving the Real Housewives of Cheshire and would be returning for future episodes.
- She has also appeared on a few other TV shows and movies such as Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live, Celebability and the Revenger Movie.
- Ampika Pickston Net Worth : Estimated to be in a few million thanks to the success of her salon and TV appearances.
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- While filming the Real Housewives of Cheshire, she often allowed cameras into her home so they could film her daily lifestyle with her family.
- In August 2015, Pickston’s house was the target of an armed robbery which saw her house worker, Lesley Khan, being held and threatened with a knife, an axe, and a hammer.
- The robbers took valuables worth over 65,000 pounds. Though Khan was not physically harmed during the robbery, Ampika stated that she suffered emotional damage.
- Pickston decided to sell the house after the robbery. Many believed that the thieves were able to figure out the exact location of the house by studying the show Real Housewives of Cheshire.
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