Tom and Laura Parker Bowles
INTRO
CONNECTIONS
STEPFATHER FIGURE
LIFESTYLES
PURSUITS
THE SPOTLIGHT
ROMANCE
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THE SPOTLIGHT

"It's not something you want to ride on for the rest of your life, but by no means am I ever embarrassed," says Laura of her now-famous surname
Tom went by the name "Tom Bowles" while he was a student at Oxford, but the simplified moniker did not save him from publicity when he was arrested for possessing ecstasy and cannabis. Throughout, however, he seems to takes the pressures in stride, flourishing in his very public career path and once admitting he was "rather used" to the spotlight.

Laura, however, "really doesn’t like the attention", a friend told the Daily Mail. In a rare interview in 2003 she told W Magazine that her famous last name is a double-edged sword. "Sometimes doors can open, but then they slam right back in your face. It's not something you want to ride on for the rest of your life, but by no means am I ever embarrassed."

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