London, Oct 14: British heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has said that fame has changed her life and now she cannot even go shopping without being mobbed by her well-wishers.
The 26-year-old sportsperson became a superstar overnight after she won Britain’s first athletics gold medal at London 2012.
“When I got home from the Games I didn’t go to the supermarket for about a month. We just did online shopping, or I sent my fiance Andy Hill out. When I finally went, it took me ages to just get a small list of things because everyone wanted to say congratulations,” the Sun quoted her as saying.
“Kids wanted pictures and you could hear people whispering, ‘That’s Jess Ennis.’ It was lovely. Children made cards and letters and put them through our letter-box. You can also hear kids going past saying, ‘That’s Jessica Ennis’ house.’”
“It’s weird, I don’t have much privacy. If I go out with friends for a meal or into town for a drink, I’ll get a few people coming up to me, or a few drunks saying ‘She’s that runner, that Olympian.’ No one has challenged me to a race but I get comments like, ‘Can you jump over that, then?’” she added. (ANI)