Denise Edwards makes a fortune from her size 36K cup breasts, but her boyfriend wants them to be smaller.
Originally published 13 October 2009;
When it comes to breasts most men think big is best, but Denise Edwards’ boyfriend hates her huge chest.
At a whopping 36K cup and weighing 1st 6lbs, her natural boobs are among the biggest in the UK. She has to pay £400 a time to have her bras specially made, and earns up to £50K a year topless modelling.
But her boyfriend of four months, Chris Tate, 47, fails to see the attraction.
'Chris would like me to get a reduction, but I’m proud of my boobs and I won’t get surgery until they’ve drooped down to my ankles!” laughs Denise, 31. “He’ll just have to learn to live with them.'
Denise, who’s a size 10 waist and a 16 on top, started topless modelling when she was 19 because she was broke. She registered with a glamour agency and was flown to Miami for her first job for a £300 shoot.
She admits: 'It felt great. It was the easiest money I’d ever earned. I didn’t feel shy or embarrassed.'
At first, Denise’s family didn’t approve, but they came around to the idea. She says: 'I was earning £500 a shoot and my mum and dad could see I loved it.'
Even having a son, Brandon, eight years ago didn’t get in the way of her career. Denise, whose boobs went from a 36GG to a 36K after her pregnancy, took a break for just a few months.
She says: 'Thankfully, my boobs didn’t start to sag and I didn’t get stretch marks.'
However, they did make breastfeeding difficult. Denise says: 'I was terrified my boobs would suffocate Brandon, so he went on to formula.'
Denise continued to pose for glamour magazines after giving birth. She later took a job on an adult television channel, where she met producer Chris in June.
'We hit it off straight away,' she says. 'Although Chris has since left the job, he has no problem with my work and doesn’t mind when people stare at my boobs.
He’s always been clear that he doesn’t like them though. It’s odd, because past boyfriends have loved them.'
Chris, who is living off Denise’s earnings, adds: 'I love her to bits, I’m just not attracted to her chest at all. I prefer women to have smaller boobs.
I’ve suggested she gets a reduction because it will make her more attractive to me, but she keeps saying no.'
Surprisingly, Denise doesn’t get upset by Chris’s suggestion to undergo potentially risky breast reduction surgery.
She says: 'I know he’d even go so far as to pay for me to have surgery, but he can’t afford it. I find it strange that he’d like me to have them reduced, but I know Chris loves other things about me, so I don’t resent him.
I do cover them up when we’re together though – when we’re in bed we use positions that mean he doesn’t have to look at my boobs.'
However, Denise admits she may one day have to consider a reduction. She says: 'I’d have it done if they got really saggy, but I wouldn’t go too small, I’d maybe go down to a GG.
'Right now though, my boobs are my business and I’d be a fool to lose them.'