Before breaking a lover’s heart, an ambitious young man should consider the consequences. Just ask Laura Adshead at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, whose breakup with a famous politician sent her straight into the nunnery as Sister John Mary and a supporting role in the biographical documentary called God is the Bigger Elvis. Yes, I’m afraid it is so that British Prime Minister David Cameron’s girlfriend from ten years ago has sworn abstinence at a Benedictine convent in Connecticut since they last frolicked in the hay.
In fairness to her ex-boyfriend, there were apparently other reasons as well that she completely changed her lifestyle, and there may have been other men in-between, but we can be sure that nobody quite measured up to David in bedroom. Of that we can be sure.
Biography: Laura Adshead was born in the English countryside and is now 44 years of age. She grew up in a privileged family with all the trappings of wealth. She was beautiful, charming, and intelligent with the whole world ahead of her as she enjoyed her childhood to its fullest.
Laura attended a prestigious private school, the Cheltenham Ladies’ College in the city of Cheltenham, which is northwest of London in central England. In British terminology, the “college” is like a high school in the U.S. When she graduated from the pricey private school she was admitted to the even more prestigious Oxford University where fate crossed her path with the man.
It was at Oxford that she became David Cameron’s girlfriend for just over a year, before he broke off the relationship in August 1991 after first asking her out in April 2000. Colleagues recall that Laura had difficulty coping with the heartbreak and took medical leave to try and get over it. But she never truly did, beginning a slow downward spiral that eventually sent her to a nun’s life as Sister John Mary.
But first, upon graduating Laura Adshead used her political connections to land a job with the British Prime Minister at the time while unfortunately David was also a staff member at the Conservative Central Office, which is the party headquarters in London. Rather than a cure of time and distance, she would see Cameron on a daily basis.
Finally unable to work so near a man she once loved, Miss Adshead immigrated to the United States where she attended the Wharton business school on the east coast. There she obtained an MBA and subsequently worked for a high-end advertising agency in New York City. At the time she was making tons of money and seemed to be destined for worldly success.
Yet all the while she had never gotten over her boyfriend. He was the true love of her life but he had long since moved on, finding another woman whom he eventually married. She had never tasted the blessings of love since he was her guy and Laura was unable to cope with even trying. Laura began descending into a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. The woman who seemed to have every material thing — beauty, wealth, and the beginnings of fame, was beginning to throw it all away.
At rock bottom with nowhere else to turn, Adshead finally found solace at the Abbey of Regina Laudis under the strict Rule of St. Benedict, a Benedictine nunnery in rural Bethlehem Connecticut. Visit their website here. There she resides today with a new purpose in life, finally over her struggles coping as a prime minister’s ex-girlfriend, her battle with drugs and alcohol, and her inability to love another man again.
And now her story is included in the documentary God is the Bigger Elvis, which is focused on the life of another nun, Mother Dolores (formerly actress Dolores Hart). In it you can hear Laura discuss her experience with Alcoholics Anonymous, and remember her life as Laura Adshead, with a bright future in the material world, her fatal relationship, her resulting decline, and her eventual rebirth as Sister John Mary. She completed her cleansing with a vow of celibacy in 2008.
Please no, this foul mouthed woman of the same name on Twitter is not our nun, but at one time she had just as much fun. You can see Laura Adshead pictures below when she was a blond haired socialite, and compare them with the mature woman who is Sister John Mary. She is happier now, and a good lesson for all of us. Note the last two mystery pics of blond nuns are not our sister!
Video: God is the Bigger Elvis