Introducing the filthy rich parents of the Made in Chelsea cast
You can finally put a face to all the ‘mummies and daddies’
Every time I sit and watch Made In Chelsea, I can't help but think to myself – how are these people just spending every day in coffee shops and going out for food? Do they not have jobs to go to? How are they so rich? What have their parents done to give them these lifestyles? But hold on, who are the parents of The Made In Chelsea cast?
If I had a pound for every time Louise Thompson referred to her mummy, or for each time someone told me Liv is the heir to Bentley Motors, I'd probably be able to afford an apartment in Chelsea too. Here are the parents of Made in Chelsea, and how they made their millions.
Parent of: Sam and Louise Thompson
Karen looks a LOT like Louise, and just like her daughter, spends a lot of time out for food and travelling the world. On one of Karen's Instagram posts, Louise commented "are you in France?" like it's normal for your mum to just to pop to France without you knowing.
Brigadier Rick Libbey
Parent of: Ryan Libbey
Rick Libbey is the dad of Louise Thompson's fiancé, Ryan Libbey. He is the most senior Army officer in Wales, making his official title Brigadier Rick Libbey. Ryan also has two brothers: Gareth and Adam. They work at KPMG and Bishopsgate Financial respectively and Ryan lives with Adam and a friend in Battersea, London.
Kevin and Kate Bentley
Parents of: Liv Bentley
Olivia's parents made a brief appearance on the show back in series 15 to discuss the make or break in Liv and Digby's relationship – they were pretty brutal.
The tabloids have come after Liv in the past, claiming she lied about being related to the founder of Bentley Motors. However she has confirmed she is the great-great-granddaughter of the founder. So money obviously runs in the family – Bentley Motors sold for £430 million.
Fiona Lygo and Clive Watson
Parents of: Lucy and Tiff Watson
Clive Watson, dad to Lucy Watson and Tiff Watson, is the reason the family are so rich. The Watson money (about £90 million of it) comes mainly from their father selling his pubs to Greene King.
In the late 1990s, he co-founded Tup Inns before making Capital Pub Company in 2001, he become their CEO in 2008. He sold Capital to Greene King for £70 million in 2011, and in 2012 set up City Pub Company with David Brice and John Roberts.
He is another MIC parent that has made a brief appearance on the show in the past.
Nicola Toffolo and Gary Bennett
Parents of: Georgia "Toff" Toffolo
Toff has taken to Instagram before to say how close she is with her mum Nicola. One of her Instagram picture captions reads: "Happy Mother’s day Mama thank you for being my partner in crime and making me die with laughter every day. Mother’s Day breakfast is served in my hotel room! I’m lucky to have so many ladies in my life who look after me too so thank you 🙂 love u".
She isn't actually from a posh background, despite what her name would suggest, as her father Gary sells scrap metal for a living.
Nicholas Laing and Penny Baines
Parents of: Jamie Laing
Jamie's great-grandfather was the founder of the McVities biscuit brand, so the money obviously runs in the family. Jamie also has two siblings, Alexander Laing and Emily Laing.
Patrique Habboo and Sarah Wigley
Parents of: Sophie "Habbs" Habboo
Sophie's dad, Patrique, is a company director of two London based businesses. Her mum Sarah is an ambassador for Protocol Health and Wellbeing – a nutrition, skincare and cosmetics brand that offer luxury products to “keep you looking great from the inside out”. She is also director of a property management company.
Both of her parents have Instagram, her dad's Instagram profile picture is of himself and Sophie.
Sarah Wigley is another MIC parent that has appeared on the show before.
Georgina and Nigel Mackintosh
Parents of: Millie Mackintosh
Millie's great-great-grandfather was the self-proclaimed Toffee King – a Victorian entrepreneur who created Mackintosh’s, one of Britain’s best-loved companies. Her great-grandfather and his brother then invented Quality Street chocolate. Money has been in the family for a long time.
Nigel and Georgina live in a £1.4million house in Bath and Millie describes her mum as "too glam for words".
Ross Dunlop and Sarah Rutherford
Parents of: Caggie Dunlop
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My mama ❤️my best friend ❤️my everything. Don't know what I'd do without this woman in my life ( the thought scares me!) so here's to you mum, for all the long phone calls you've had to endure while I've been living on the other side of the world. For being the best guide, mentor and strength to me when Ive needed it most. Your the best. 🙏
Caggie says her mum Sarah is her "best friend" and her "everything", they're very close. Her family have lived in Fulham in a £1.3 million house, but that hasn't come without hard work. Her mother is a doctor and her father is a businessman.
Parents of: Hugo Taylor
But this isn't his only source of money, Hugo's father is a Queen's Counsel, earning well over £250k a year – which would pay for the luxury house they have in Dubai. Hugo's mother works for the auction house Christies's.
John and Sarah Locke
Parents of: Ollie Locke
Ollie's social media is full of posts about his family, in particular his sister and his mum Sarah. Sarah is a former BBC Radio Solent DJ.