In an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine, Tamara Ecclestone has revealed she is happier than ever as she looks forward to her third wedding anniversary. Posing alongside her and her husband Jay Rutland's two-year-old daughter Sophia, the Formula 1 heiress told the magazine: "I feel very happy and very settled and in a place where I'm just calm and content. It's really nice and I feel at peace.
"I kind of feel like this is who I was always meant to be and any mistakes I've made in the past have brought me to the right place and everything led me to this. It's a really nice feeling," she added.
In the interview, Tamara also reveals why she recently took to Instagram to refute false rumours that she and Jay had split up. Talking for the first time, she says: "I guess people don't always like to read happy stories and are looking to create drama in other people's lives, but we're fine."
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Tamara Ecclestone said she doesn't need to "defend" her marriage
"Towards the end it was just tiresome because it wasn't true. I guess because there was no truth in it, it didn't really bother me and I was just like, 'I don't need to defend my marriage, I know what's going on behind closed doors.'
"So in the end I just thought it would be easier to put something on Instagram and say, 'You know what, there is no truth in it."
In the interview, Tamara also talked of her strong bond with daughter Sophia, who she refuses to leave with a nanny or babysitter.
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"We've never left her, ever. I don't really feel the need to," said Tamara. "When she's asleep at the end of the day I have a cup of hot chocolate and watch a TV show or a movie. Jay and I are on the same page for that.
"She still feels like a baby to me. When she's older we'll get that kind of stuff back in our lives but for now I'm happy with where I am."
To read more of the interview with Tamara, pick up the new issue of HELLO! magazine out now.