RHOCheshire’s Rachel Lugo: her age, kids, Nick and ex-husband

She's a Real Housewives of Cheshire legend

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by Marianna Manson |
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We know we’re not supposed to have favourites, but there’s definitely a special place in our heart for The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Rachel Lugo.

Rachel joined the Housewives during the sixth season, back in 2017, and she’s provided plenty of drama ever since then.

The reality star has also given fans a glimpse into her family life following her split from John Lugo and subsequent relationship with Nick Smith.

Rachel, who is thought to be single at the moment, is currently filming series 17 of the ITVBe show - which is set to air in January – so ahead of the new series, here’s a refresher on everything you need to know about her…

Who is Rachel Lugo?

Rachel Lugo is one of the longest reigning housewives in Cheshire, arriving in series six and remaining a steadfast character ever since.

Second only to Tanya Bardsley and Lauren Simon (who both took hiatuses), Rachel is practically part of the furniture, so it was about time we put down all the Rachel Lugo intel in one place.

How old is Rachel Lugo?

Born on 19 February 1975, she’s 48 years young. That also makes her a Pisces.

Is Rachel Lugo married?

Rachel was married to property developer John for over twenty years but, in 2019, Rachel filed for divorce after it came to light that he had an affair with an unknown woman.

Who is Rachel Lugo’s boyfriend?

Rachel went official with her boyfriend Nick in 2020 and last year, revealed she’d moved in with him. Despite keeping things fairly private, Nick has appeared on a handful of episodes of the show.

At the reunion for series 15, Rachel told host Brian Dowling that while in Ibiza last year, she and Nick rewatched comments made by Rachel regarding getting married again and what she'd do if Nick proposed (spoiler alert: she wouldn't accept). She then went on to reveal that she hadn't seen Nick since, implying the relationship was on the rocks.

Although the pair managed to get things back on track, Rachel confirmed she'd split from Nick in March 2023. In a statement released on Instagram, she wrote, "Nick and I had a great two and a half years. Brilliant, so I'm not going to say anything negative at all."

Does Rachel Lugo have kids?

Rachel is a mum of five. She shares her children Francesca, William, Sophia, Oliver and Sienna with her now ex-husband John.

She previously said of her kids, "Five years of sleepless nights and this body getting ruined again? No.

"I'm not having another baby. Five children we've got, he can't be serious."

Earlier this year, Rachel become a grandma (a glam one, might we add) when her daughter Sophia gave birth to a little girl. Rachel's granddaughter's name is yet to be revealed, with the reality star explaining, "She has got a name, but Sophia hasn't announced it yet and I haven't gone into the whys or the circumstances, but there are reasons."

Rachel also shared a cryptic comment about the baby's father, telling her followers, "I haven't spoken about the dad. It's not my place to, but, there's things going on there."

What is Rachel Lugo’s job?

Like many of the ‘wives, Rachel dabbles in property development, owns her own company and is involved in interior design. She’s also, obviously, a reality star and TV personality.

Where does Rachel Lugo live?

Rachel lives in the affluent Alderly Edge area of Cheshire.

Is Rachel Lugo a twin?

She sure is! No, you haven’t been seeing double – Rachel regularly posts pictures of her twin and ‘best friend’ Katie Kane on her Instagram, writing in a sweet tribute back in June, "It’s been over two years since I’ve been here and I’ve omg I’ve missed my twinny so much

"We’ve seen each other for less than 48 hours in a year and a half with snatched moments and I can’t tell you how excited I am to now spend a whole 3 days with her .... and she’ll get to know Nick too I hope she approves ".

Does Rachel Lugo have Instagram?

She sure does and you can follow Rachel at @RachelLugo1.

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