Sex worker’s daughter reveals she’s PROUD of her mother’s career
Growing up, Marie Rose always suspected her mother Charlotte was a ‘lady of the night’ – and at the age of 12, she had her suspicions confirmed.
But far from being shocked and appalled by her mum’s choice of career, the teenager said she ‘couldn’t be prouder’ – and it’s a sentiment that’s only intensified as she’s got older.
Marie, now 18 and a student at university, says her mother – who has been a sex worker since she was 17 – is her ‘role model’ and ‘an amazing influence’ on her and her friends.
Charlotte’s partner Colin Chapman, a 50-year-old builder and author, is equally ‘unfazed’ by her job, and claims they are no different to any other ‘conventional couple’.
The couple, who live together in Essex and share five children, have been in a relationship for three years and Colin insists he never gets jealous of 38-year-old Charlotte’s sexual clients.
Despite the fact he’s lost a number of friends and copped a fair share of backlash online, Colin insists his girlfriend’s job is not an issue and ‘shouldn’t define who she is’.
Charlotte’s daughter Marie said she wouldn’t become a sex worker herself because she lacks the body confidence required to do the job
Marie admitted it was difficult growing up and not being able to spend as much time with her mum as she’d have liked to, as she regularly worked nights and weekends, but said they now have an incredibly close bond.
While she ‘100 per cent’ respects the industry her mother works in, Marie said she wouldn’t become a sex worker herself because she lacks the body confidence required to do the job.
Marie, who is studying youth work and community development, told FEMAIL: ‘It’s something that’s crossed my mind to get a bit of cash, but I don’t have the patience to create profiles and do all the social media involved.
‘It really upsets me that people don’t respect it as an actual career because it’s so much hard work, there’s so much admin that goes into it that people wouldn’t have the patience for.
Colin Chapman, a 50-year-old builder and author, has been in a relationship Charlotte Rose, 38, for three years and the pair share five children
‘It’s like being a social media influencer, it’s very hard, and I’m not that self-independent to do that sort of work.’
She added that one of the advantages of having a parent who’s a sex worker is the amount of ‘knowledge’ she has gleaned about sex and relationships.
‘We’re so open with talking about relationships and sex. When it’s come to boyfriends it’s been very easy to talk to my mum, whereas it’s something my friends have really struggled with, so I’ve often passed on knowledge from my mum to them,’ Marie said.
‘Because I’m at uni now, I have a lot of friends thinking about having a sugar daddy or doing webcam work and I definitely help them out with any information that my mum can give me to transfer to them.’
Marie, pictured as a child with Charlotte, said she struggled with the lack of quality time she was able to spend with her mother growing up, as she often worked nights and at weekends, but says they’re now incredibly close
She added that her mother has helped her to ‘accept myself and what I look like’ and instilled a desire in her to want to help people.
Many of Charlotte’s clients are men with disabilities, who have limited movement and communication skills.
‘What she does has opened my eyes, made me less judgemental and more accepting,’ Marie said. ‘I would love to work for an international organisation that is helping people. Young kids mainly, up to the age of 25, with disabilities or mental health issues.’
While she is very accepting of her mother’s career, which she insists has never spilled into their family home, Marie admitted she only told a very small circle of friends while she was at school.
Student Marie, pictured as a little girl, said her mother has helped her to ‘accept myself and what I look like’ and instilled a desire in her to want to help people.
‘Mum originally told me that she was working with computers, so I used that line with other people, especially teachers when they asked me what she did,’ Marie recalled.
‘I kept it a secret for a while, only being open with my close friends, which I told at a rate of one a year! I felt that if I were to have told my teachers, they probably would have spoken to me or treated me a bit differently.
‘The majority of my friends who I tell now think that she’s a porn star, and I’m like, “No that’s not what I said at all!”‘
These days Marie prefers to use the term escort when describing what her mother does, and dislikes the word prostitute for it’s ‘negative connotations’.
Recalling the moment her mother told her what she does for a living when she was 12 years old, Marie said she already suspected her mother was an escort.
These days Marie prefers to use the term escort when describing what her mother does, and dislikes the word prostitute for it’s ‘negative connotations’
‘She worked late and had clients at night, so my only thoughts were that she was doing that,’ she admitted.
‘She told me that she worked with disabled people a lot, and she gave a lot of them comfort. She said she does sleep with clients, but a lot of the disabled people just want company and comfort, and that she does therapy for relationships.
‘I was just really proud of her, it put a smile on my face because I knew she was doing good for other people and I was always accepting of it.’
It was a conversation Charlotte didn’t need to have with Colin, after they met for the first time at a Christmas party.
‘I was well aware of who Charlotte was and what she did for a living, and it didn’t faze me because I didn’t have an issue with it,’ he told FEMAIL.
When it comes to sex, which they tend to have three or four times a week on average, Colin said he and Charlotte go through the ‘ same highs and lows of anyone else in a normal relationship’
‘For me there are two types of sexual relations. One of them is intimate, it’s loving, it’s within a relationship and special and meaningful; the other is more like scratching an itch, satisfying yourself sexually.
‘Because I can understand both sides of it, which I do think men find easier to do than women, I don’t see her work as a problem, because it’s not loving or intimate.’
When it comes to sex, which they have three or four times a week on average, Colin said they go through the ‘same highs and lows of anyone else in a normal relationship’.
He added that he wasn’t perturbed by Charlotte’s sexual history, claiming he too considers himself quite experienced and pointing out that often this is irrelevant when it comes to having a connection with your partner.
Colin and Charlotte are both active on social media and have been subjected to some pretty vile online abuse, with him branded a ‘pimp’ and her a ‘w****’, but Colin said receiving backlash from friends was far more hurtful
‘Charlotte will come home from work sometimes tired, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s to do with her work, because she may have done training all day with no sexual contact,’ he said.
‘I may come home from work tired and not want it. I’ve always had a very high sex drive, it’s been an issue for me in the past, but I think we’ve got a healthy balance in our relationship.’
While he never gets jealous of Charlotte’s clients, Colin said she does sometimes resent her having to work unsociable hours.
‘I will sometimes feel jealous of time lost. For example, I work a conventional Monday to Friday job, and I might be jealous if she has an overnight booking on the Saturday which would mean she’s tired on a Sunday and it impacts on our time,’ he explained.
‘I’m jealous of the time I’m not getting with her rather than jealous of the fact she’s doing what she’s doing for work.’
Marie said she definitely missed her mother during her childhood, as she was always busy and stressed with work
To combat this, the couple make sure they book in quality time together, usually spent camping in their motor home.
‘We like to go off grid, we go foraging for mushrooms and that becomes completely and utterly our time with no distractions,’ Colin said.
‘My favourite time, and where I feel I get Charlotte completely, is when we do things like the foraging because we’re so engrossed in it. We’re no different to what people would call a conventional couple, taking themselves away from life’s distractions to get quality time together.’
Missing out on time spent together is something Marie also struggled with growing up. She explained: ‘I definitely missed Mum a lot during my childhood. I didn’t see her that much, she was always very busy with work and very stressed.
Colin said Charlotte has changed his perception of sex workers, as ‘beneath labels, there are normal everyday people’
‘I think it definitely made it harder for us to be close when I was younger, but now I’ve matured and I understand completely why she was the way that she was; she did her best to make sure my brother and I had a roof over our heads.
‘She’s definitely made me a much stronger person, especially because of what she does.’
Colin and Charlotte are both active on social media and have been subjected to some pretty vile online abuse, with him branded a ‘pimp’ and her a ‘w****’, but Colin said receiving backlash from friends was far more hurtful.
Charlotte began her career in the sex industry at the age of 17 and wants to be Britain’s top sex guru
‘I tell them it’s double standards, because they look at porn, so they’re objectifying a woman who’s selling a sexual product, yet they claim my partner is wrong to sell a sexual product,’ he said.
‘I’ve lost a couple of friends, but the people that are most important to me are very happy. They know the real Charlotte, for who she is in real life.’
He said Charlotte has changed his perception of sex workers, as ‘beneath labels, there are normal everyday people’.
‘You strip it away and we’re all the same,’ Colin explained. ‘We’re all flesh and blood and we deserve the same respect as human beings as everybody else.’