She was the glamorous footballer’s wife, famous for her designer outfits and expensive Jimmy Choo shoes.
But in her mansion in Pretoria Loui Fish was deeply unhappy, and one day she decided to write about how she truly felt.
She wanted to articulate her feelings about her husband’s infidelity and give it to him to read.
Instead it became the first chapters of a candid book about her life. And retired soccer player Mark Fish (38), now her ex-husband, will get to see it only when it’s published.
“The point I make in it is money can’t buy happiness,” Loui (39) tells us at her rented home in the east of Pretoria which she shares with her Polish fiancé, Bartosz Rachwalski (29). The title of her book, published by Lapa, is Loui Fish: Walking in My Choos.
“I begin by saying I’m sitting in Mark and my R10-million house but I’m unhappy. Then I explain why.”
Her life story is sure to have tongues wagging because it also describes her using drugs with former boyfriend and ex-Bok James Small (43) and him assaulting her.
Loui touches her nose. “I wasn’t born with this crooked nose. James hit me to make it this way.”
Read more of Marie Opperman’s interview with Loui in YOU 30 August 2012.