Martha Stewart ended a relationship with Anthony Hopkins after seeing him in Silence of the Lambs, as she was unable to dissociate him from his character, Hannibal
“Stewart’s first husband was Andrew Stewart. Their only child, a daughter named Alexis, was born in 1965. Martha and Andrew Stewart divorced in 1987. Subsequently, Stewart dated Sir Anthony Hopkins, but ended the relationship after she saw The Silence of the Lambs. She stated she was unable to avoid associating Hopkins with the character of Hannibal Lecte
Stewart is an avid animal lover. Her pets include champion show Chow Chow dogs, French Bulldogs, Himalayan cats, and Friesian horses, including her dark horse Rutger. Stewart also created a video on behalf of fur-bearing animals after being approached by PETA while in jail. Stewart stated, “”I used to wear real fur, but, like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals””. Stewart filmed a public service announcement on behalf of the farm animal welfare organization Farm Sanctuary.