Dawn Ward Biography
Dawn Ward is a British businesswoman, interior designer, TV personality and former model. She is one of the stars of ITV’s reality show Real Housewives of Cheshire, which she has starred in since its launch in January 2015.
Dawn Ward Age
Dawn Ward is 45 years old as of 2018. She was born on 16 July 1973 in Salford, England then moved to Bolton at around eight years old. She lived on Hunger Hill and went to Deane Primary then onto Deane High School.
Dawn Ward Husband
Dawn Ward is married to retired footballer Ashley Ward, with whom she has four daughters. Ashley Ward has played for a variety of different teams, including Manchester City, Leicester City, Norwich City and Sheffield United. He proposed to the former model in the car park of the pub she worked at when they first met.
Ward retired as a professional sportsman in the summer of 2005. Since retiring from his footballing career, Ashley has embarked on a number of exciting property businesses.
Dawn Ward Daughters
Dawn Ward and Ashley Ward have four daughters: Aston, Charlie, Darby and Taylor.
Dawn Ward Wedding
Dawn Ward’s dreams of converting her multi-million pound mansion into a wedding venue were dashed after government planning chiefs sided with almost 200 objections from neighbours.
Ward intended to turn the 11-bedroom Warford Hall into a 130-capacity conference and banquet centre. She had hoped to create eight full-time jobs by hosting up to 100 events a year – including boot camps, functions, and weddings – with guests to be housed in 19 double bedrooms across the main house and outbuildings.
Dawn Ward Net Worth
Dawn Ward has an estimated net worth of £42 million. Dawn Ward and her husband Ashley also operate Bilton Ward Developments, a luxury £15 million property development company formed in 2002.
Dawn Ward Home
Dawn Ward lives in a £15 million mansion with ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward. Warford Hall is nestled on a vast 12-acre plot with a six-bedroom mansion, and two separate apartments. Dawn hoped to expand her plush pad in 2016, but her planning permission was blocked by her neighbours. The Ward property is also home to Dawn’s clinic Skulpt.
Skulpt Dawn Ward – Dawn Ward Clinic
The Ward property is also home to Dawn’s clinic Skulpt. She runs her business Skulpt from her own property, as the clinic is located in an outbuilding.
Dawn Ward offers up cosmetic procedures for her posh pals and famous friends. Her Skulpt business carries out a variety of treatments, from fancy facials to £1,250 non-surgical facelifts.
The company is bang on trend, as customers have the option of splashing out £1,000 on a Kylie Jenner deal, which will get them closer to looking like the popular reality star.
The official website ensures: “All of our treatments are medically researched to own CE and/or FDA approval using premium quality products and equipment.
“We pride ourselves on patient care and satisfaction through a friendly and personal approach.”
Dawn Ward Interior Design
Dawn also runs a successful interior design business, which has catered for a number of different celebs, including the Rooney family and Steven Gerrard.
Dawn Ward Pregnant
Ward has not been pregnant in the recent times since having her fourth daughter. In 2017, she had a hysterectomy procedure performed on her to remove her womb. For her recovery, she went back home with her family and co-stars.
Dawn Ward Controversy
In 2016, Dawn was found guilty of assaulting singer Sinitta. The Housewives of Cheshire beauty, who was involved in an altercation with the X Factor star in a London restaurant in April 2015, had denied the charge.
She was sentenced to be bound over to keep the peace for three months – and said she was ‘disappointed that the court has found a prod on Sinitta’s shoulder’ was judged to be common assault.
However, there was no evidence she punched her in the face, chest or threatened to glass her with a Champagne flute, the court heard.
Dawn Ward and Leanne Brown
Leanne and fellow Real Housewife Dawn Ward have been embroiled in a financial row which, while never fully explained on the ITVBe show, has dominated the recent three series.
Leanne, wife of former Manchester United player Wes Brown, says it was simply too upsetting to continue filming while the row with her former friend Dawn remains in the hands of lawyers.
Dawn Ward House for Sale
Dawn Ward and husband Ashley Ward, have struggled to sell the 12-acre property, which dates back to 1867, after putting it on the market in 2013.
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Dawn Ward Interview
Congratulations on the success of Real Housewives of Cheshire, people seem to be enjoying it – what response have you had?
Dawn Ward: Generally the response has been really positive and quite scary how many people are watching it. It’s very strange for someone like me who has never been in the public eye to suddenly be recognised and asked for autographs and pictures.
I don’t think I will ever quite get used to that but its nice!
Were you nervous at all signing up to appear in the show?
Dawn Ward: I think anybody signing up to any reality TV show will naturally be a little bit nervous and have their reservations, but when a big brand like the Real Housewives approached me I thought, “if you’re ever going to sign up to any show, now’s the time”.
And I’ve got to be honest, I’m really happy that I did.
Have you had any negative feedback and how do you deal with it?
Dawn Ward: I actually haven’t had that much negative feedback, I’ve been quite overwhelmed with the support.
Because I’m quite a full-on character and I’m a little bit like Marmite, a lot of the time when people meet me, to start with they are not very sure but when they get to know me they get to know that I’m not that bad.
I’m an honest person and will always stay loyal to my friends and family. But I have to say I’ve had the most amazing positive feedback.
Where are you from in Bolton, where did you grow up and which school did you go to?
Dawn Ward: I’m originally from Salford, that’s where I was born. I then moved to Bolton at around eight years old.
I lived on Hunger Hill and went to Deane Primary then onto Deane High School.
How do you think your roots influence who you are today?
Dawn Ward: I was brought up in a working class family and my dad is the youngest of 20, my mum the eldest of seven.
I was taught to appreciate the value of money and that to be successful in life and have nice things you have to work hard.
I have watched my own parents do that and I’ve seen both the good and bad times, and learnt never to take anything for granted.
Everything that I am as a person I owe to my parents. I have the best parents ever.
I am an only child and my mum and dad made me very independent and always told me never to give up.
Everything that’s good in my personality and my work ethic attitude is definitely owe to my parents.
My husband and I work extremely hard to enjoy a nice lifestyle for us and our lovely children.
What are your memories of growing up in Bolton and do you ever visit?
Dawn Ward: Memories from growing up in Bolton include going to the chippy for pea wet and a pasty on a barm with my friends from school.
I love Bolton – I remember nights in Rockafellas on a Friday night under 16s.
I’ve got some fantastic memories and still have some great friends there.
I actually had a business in Bolton for a number of years, a care home. I still today go back to Bolton, I was there the other week visiting my friend Sonya up at Fanny’s bar (Heaton).
I really love going back and always have a really good time.
I think it’s the dry northern sense of humour that all the locals have – I love it.
Lauren Simon appeared to slate Bolton in the show’s adverts by saying ‘You don’t choose to go and live in Bolton’, what did you think of that?
Dawn Ward: Listen — Lauren’s a nice girl and she doesn’t mean any harm. Sometimes she says things without thinking and it makes my toes curl.
It’s not really something I would have said but a lot of the time with Lauren it’s very tongue in cheek.
She says things sometimes for the shock factor.
But do I think she meant it or meant any harm or insult? I hope not.
When did you first realise you had a talent for interior design?
Dawn Ward: Interior design, regardless of whether you have qualifications, have been to college and trained as a designer, it comes from within — you’ve either got it or you’ve not.
I started off building houses and developing properties and from there I was asked by a client to do some furnishings for them, then that property led on to another property then a third and, before I knew it, I had to take on more interior staff because I was getting very busy and that’s where I am today.
Now I employ some of the country’s best designers and architects and my portfolio includes projects completed, not only in the UK but across Europe.
It’s hard work but I truly am living the dream!
What is the best thing about living in Cheshire? And the worst?
Dawn Ward: The best thing about living in Cheshire is it’s beautiful and very rural, the people are lovely, it’s got great restaurants and I’ve got some really great friends here.
Regardless of me working all over Europe and spending probably 50% of my time in central London, I do love coming back up north and home to Cheshire.
To be quite honest I can’t think of anything negative to say about it.
Do you have any charity events coming up and why are they important to you?
Dawn Ward: In 2009 my youngest daughter Aston was born prematurely and had pneumothorax (her lungs burst) and spent two weeks on life support.
We finally got her home at four-weeks-old and carried on life as normal.
Then when she was 16 weeks old she contracted streptococcus meningitis.
We were told she had less than a 50 per cent chance of survival and, if she did, there was 85 per cent chance of brain damage, deafness and blindness.
I found myself praying for brain damage but please don’t let her die.
We were so fortunate she came out of hospital with no side affects, so it was then I thought I really want to make a difference.
Some people experience what we went through but don’t have the same positive outcome and we feel so blessed.
I will continue the rest of my life trying to make a difference to unfortunate children’s lives and their families.
My next charity event that I will be hosting will be in June for Caudwell Children at Bolesworth Castle.
I am a committee member for the charity and really believe in what they do. It’s a great day and evening for all the family.
Then, in September, I will be hosting my annual ball, Creme de la Creme, at my home. Sponsors and table sales are welcome.
You and Leanne Brown (wife of Sunderland footballer Wes) seem to be the closest, what is it you like about her?
Dawn Ward: Leanne is one of my closest friends, we have been friends for 12 years and will be until the day we die.
She’s extremely loyal and always tells you what she thinks, she’s got a beautiful heart and if you ever have a problem she’s always there.
Her biggest quality is that she is very fair.
Leanne and I argue from time to time and if she doesn’t agree with something then she will always tell me, but the one thing about our friendship is that we say what we say and move on, never holding a grudge and we have actually never fallen out in over 12 years.
I love the girl to bits.
What do you think of the “wag” label and the negative connotations that can come with it?
Dawn Ward: I don’t really have a problem with the wag label and I find it quite flattering because at my age – 41 – to be labelled a wag I mustn’t be doing bad because all these girls are very glamorous, gorgeous young women.
So for me to be labelled as a wag is a bit of a compliment.
I’m not the type of person to worry about negative comments.
I always think everyone is entitled to their own opinion so I tend not to home in on people’s negativity.
I know the person I am and I work very hard and the most important thing in my life is my children and family.
Would you like to see the show return for a second series?
Dawn Ward: Of course I’d love to see the show return, that would mean it’s been a great success and it’s been fantastic working on it.
The viewing figures have been really good and when I’m old and wrinkly, I can tell my grandchildren “you know I was in a really big TV show”.
I love to be part of a success story.
Have you got any other projects in the pipeline?
Dawn Ward: I have lots of work projects in the pipeline and am really busy working in London, Cheshire, Spain and the South of France.
I am going to be launching my soft furnishings and accessories range in the next couple of months so watch this space.