this is an super-old thread, but I didn't want to start a new oneMarch 1'I still hope to find love!'
'I still hope to find love!' Princess Mary's best friend Amber Petty speaks candidly about being single at age 48... as she admits that having biological children 'will not happen'. She has been best friends with Princess Mary of Denmark for more than twenty years.
And while her closest pal may have married a Prince, Amber Petty has yet to forge her own fairy tale romance.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, the Melbourne-based singleton spoke candidly about looking for love at the age of 48. The former radio host told The Daily Telegraph that she is now looking for Mr Right, after putting her life on hold for several years in order to look after her ailing father.
She explained: 'My dad died last year and I was a carer for a few years before that, then I immediately became a foster carer, so now is the time where I want to make space for love and for a romantic relationship.'
However, as she approaches her milestone 50th birthday, Amber has ruled out ever having biological children.
She stated: 'I will always have children in my life, but they will be friends' kids and foster kids.'
Last year, the beauty revealed she had become a foster parent, penning a powerful piece about the experience with The Daily Telegraph. In her May 2018 piece, Amber wrote: 'I opened the door to find a seven-year girl with messy curly hair, standing flanked by Child Services (DHS) staff.'
'She'd come from a frightening world and now she was standing at the door of a stranger. 'My little friend has been living with me for almost six months now and has a personality the size of the MCG.'
It's unclear whether Amber is still parenting the young girl.
Amber met her best friend Princess Mary back in the mid-1990s, when the pair worked together at a Melbourne marketing company. She went on to become a household name in Australia after she was chosen to be one of Mary's bridesmaids at her 2004 wedding to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Afterward, the blonde worked in magazines and radio, and her love life was the subject of public interest.
Amber was rumoured to have dated millionaire businessman Mark Alexander-Erber in the mid-2000s.
And in 2011, she again hit headlines for her reported three-month relationship with former Nine Network managing director Jeff Browne.
Meanwhile, the star has been open about the fact she is often envious of her best friend Mary's picture perfect life.
In 2014, Amber appeared on The Morning Show to discuss her pal's 10th wedding anniversary to Prince Frederik, saying: 'I look at the photos of what they've got in 10 years, I look at my photos and go, where's all my stuff, where's all my stuff? 10 years and I'm still sitting there on my own, what is happening?'