Martha Stewart Reveals She ‘Got So Many Proposals’ After Posting This Poolside ‘Thirst Trap’

by Emily Morgan

Martha Stewart may be known for her delicious recipes and homemaking skills, but she’s also known for posting the occasional “thirst trap.” Last summer, Stewart posted a cheeky selfie in her pool— something that garnered much more than likes or comments. According to Stewart, after she posted the photo, she received several marriage proposals. 

“I took a pool selfie photo by mistake,” she explained in an interview with PEOPLE magazine. “I was trying to take a picture of the beautiful turquoise planter at the end of the pool, but the camera was on me, so I just snapped it. It looked so good, so I posted it.”

During Friday’s episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” the 79-year-old gave the steamy details about her dating life after guest host Howie Mandel asked her if she went on dates as a result of the snap. 

Her followers could see Stewart hanging out in her pool wearing pink lipstick, shimmery eyeshadow, and mascara with puckered lips in the photo. 

Martha Stewart Reacts to Marriage Proposals

According to Stewart, the billionaire and businesswoman is far too busy to date. “I got so many proposals and so many propositions, but I had to ignore all of them,” she told Mandel. “I’m a very busy person.”

Even though the term “thirst trap” was once foreign to Stewart, it isn’t anymore. During an interview with PEOPLE, she let it be known that she loves to tease her followers with rare yet sultry snaps. 

“I didn’t know what a ‘thirst trap’ was, but now I do. Now I’m looking for the next thirst trap,” she said last fall. “I love doing those promiscuous, provocative things, because it’s just fun.”

Even though she’s nearing 80, Stewart’s youthfulness shines in the photo. The self-made billionaire has built her career and has looked great while doing it. The snap proves that she’s like a fine wine, only getting better throughout the years. 

According to Stewart, her secret to her glowing look is quite simple. “I don’t pay any attention to age at all … I have a very strong constitution and I just don’t think about it,” she told The Wall Street Journal in December 2020. 

In addition, Martha Stewart maintains her health by drinking her signature green juice every morning, eating fresh, healthy foods, staying active, and taking care of her skin. She also typically opts for the ‘less is more approach when it comes to makeup.