Who Are Lily Cole Parents Chris Cole And Patience Owen? Meet The Family Of The British Model

Lily Cole

British supermodel Lily Cole usually makes headlines for her looks and clothes. This time, she is on the news for criticizing Richard Madeley on Monday's Good Morning Britain.

In April 2022, Richard had called Miranda Wheelan, a climate change protestor, a hypocrite for wearing clothes. He also made a controversial comment by comparing the Extinction Rebellion logo to Little Britain's Vicky Pollard and blasted her use of oil.

Lily Cole Parents: Who Are Chris Cole and Patience Owen?

Lily Cole was born to British parents, Christopher James Cole and Patience Sandra Owen, on December 27, 1987.

Her father, Chris Cole, is a veteran fisherman and a shipbuilder, and her mother is an accomplished artist and writer. She has inherited a love for writing and environment from her mother.

Cole was born in Torquay, southwest England, but she spent most of her life in London. She also has an elder sister named Elvie Cole, who works as a Teacher at a London school.

The British model went to St Marylebone School, Sylvia Young Theatre School, and Hallfield Primary School. She completed her sixth form studies at Latymer Upper School, receiving A grades in her A-level coursework in English, politics, philosophy, and ethics.

Lily Cole Ethnicity And Background

Lily Cole belongs to a diverse ethnicity and race. She is of the white race, typically composed of Irish, British, and European origins. 

Coles' father is English, while her mother is originally from Welsh. Looking at her pictures, she has red hair, which suggests that she might be associated with people from Celtic. 

In August 2021, Cole had to apologize for posing in a burka on Instagram. She got blamed for "putting Instagram posturing before universal human rights." However, the supermodel had only tried to embrace diversity and promote her new book.

Who Is Lily Cole's Husband Kwame Ferreira?

Lily Cole is married to her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. They tied the knot in 2012, and the pair reportedly lived in Portugal.

Cole revealed she was expecting her first child with Ferreira in 2015. This September, their daughter, Wylde, will be seven years old.

By profession, Cole's partner, Kwame Ferreira, is a businessman. He has studied designs and spent time at Lisbon's traditional expressive arts foundation. After the Common Conflict civil war tore Angola apart, he was born there. He later migrated to Brazil before arriving in the south of Portugal.

Last year, Lily published her book 'Who Cares Wins: How to Protect the Planet You Love,' where she spoke about her sexuality. She emerged as a queer in an interview with the Sunday Times Style.

The supermodel said: 'I've always been quite private about my private life, consciously, and I want to continue to be, so I don't feel the need to be explicit. At the same time, I feel the need to acknowledge that I am not straight.'