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Sandra Lee Talks Career & Cuomo in the New Harper's Bazaar

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In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, celebrity chef and television personality Sandra Lee opens up about her career and her relationship with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"More than anything now, I feel really lucky to have a relationship that’s just mine and that I get to go home to, that’s a safe haven, and that I have something that’s not the whole world’s too," she says. "I have a partner who feels the exact same way as I do about protecting our personal relationship."

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On marriage speculation:

I like being independent. I don’t think that marriage means you’re not independent, but right now I’m very comfortable, and I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I feel solid. I feel safe.
On Cuomo's daughters, who she calls her "semi-homemade daughters," Lee says:
Everybody’s cool with it. I absolutely feel like they’re mine when they’re with me. We just have a good time together. I have fun when I get to take Michaela school-clothes shopping. That’s fun for me.
On her career:
Why I have had such a huge career and why I have sold over four million books is that people can do what I share with them to do. I think women today are so overwhelmed and overtaxed.
· Sandra Lee [Harper's Bazaar]