After attack, Nigella keen to divorce husband

Jun 24, 2013, 02:02 IST | Agencies

The celebrity chef has confided to friends that she is on the verge of ending her 10-year marriage to Charles Saatchi after he was photographed choking her

Nigella Lawson (in pic) has revealed to her friends and advisers that she is planning to end her marriage with billionaire husband Charles Saatchi.

Nigella Lawson

A UK tabloid recently published images in which the celebrity chef could be seen being throttled by her millionaire art collector hubby in public.

Lawson, who is known as the “domestic goddess”, has confided in her loyal circle of friends, colleagues and advisers that she is on the verge of ending her 10-year marriage.

An aide, who has been in regular contact with the 53-year-old since the incident 10 days ago, told the publication that Lawson feels “broken and desolate”.

The aide said that neither Lawson nor Saatchi are interested in counselling or trying to save the marriage and it seems that they’re done.

According to another source, the couple’s marriage has been under strain for some time but the choking incident was the end.

A legal adviser with links to the couple has said that a separation agreement is expected to be drawn up shortly and a divorce -- finalised in two years.

Photographer defends pics
The photographer who took pictures of Nigella Lawson being assaulted by her husband says the attack lasted for ‘27 minutes of madness’ but he didn’t intervene because he feared being arrested himself. He also added that they were ‘special’.

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