Main content

Life after Widowhood, Female celebrity feuds

Three women talk about their experiences of dating again after the death of their partner. And are antifeminist attitudes at work in the reporting of female celebrity feuds?

From Hip Hop rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, to the Oasis brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, there is a long history of feuds between celebrities and especially within the music industry. But does the news report on these feuds differently when it's between two women? And is it anti-feminist to have female feuds, or a simply a part of the business? Jane speaks to Natalie Finn, Senior Editor of E! News, lifestyle journalist Laura Snapes for the Guardian newspaper and social media blogger and commentator Bolu Babalola.

Life after the death of a partner - three women talk about their experiences and how they started dating again.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Caroline Donne.

Available now

45 minutes


  • Female Celebrity Feuds

    Duration: 13:38

  • Life After…Your Partner Dies

    Duration: 13:49

  • Woman’s Lab Follow Up

    Duration: 04:58

  • Woman’s Hour Archive: Escort Agency

    Duration: 11:49

Support for Widows

You can find more information and support at Widowed and Young


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Natalie Finn
Interviewed Guest Laura Snapes
Interviewed Guest Bolu Babalola
Producer Caroline Donne


Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour

Lauren Laverne, Emma Barnett and guests in frank and funny Late Night Woman's Hour.

Woman's Hour video

Woman's Hour video

Visual delights from Woman's Hour.

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Instagram

Get all the pictures, videos, behind the scenes and more from Woman’s Hour

The Menopause

The Menopause

A series exploring its impact on women’s work and relationships, and potential treatments



Four women struggle to reclaim their identity after being abused online.