Nigella Lawson's Husband Announces That HE'S Divorcing HER

nigella lawsonNigella Lawson's husband, Charles Saatchi, has announced that he's seeking to divorce the famed celebrity chef. A few weeks ago, Saatchi was photographed grabbing Lawson's neck outside of a London restaurant during a heated argument. In the days that followed, a visibly upset Lawson was seen moving out of the $18 million home she shared with the advertising tycoon.

"I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced," Saatchi told U.K. paper the Daily Mail. "I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."

Saatchi said he made the "heartbreaking" decision to formally separate from Lawson because she refused to defend his reputation after he was photographed with his hand around her throat. Oh. Okay.

According to the Mail, the couple was told photos of the argument were going to be released beforehand, yet they thought nothing of it. "It was not unusual for them to argue, particularly in recent months, and so they carried on as normal, making plans for their summer ­holiday in Europe despite background tensions in their marriage," the Mail wrote. But when they saw just how bad the photos "looked", they started panicking. Charles reportedly wanted to explain that things weren't as bad as they seemed, while Nigella's team wanted Charles to make a statement publicly apologizing for what happened. In his statement to the Mail, Charles even says that Nigella has grabbed his throat on many occasions to get his attention. The fight apparently was about whether or not Nigella's daughter should go to Oxford.

Who knows what went on behind closed doors in this marriage? Maybe Nigella was violent to Charles, as well. We really don't know. But the fact is, Charles was photographed with his hands around Nigella's throat. That's unacceptable any way you slice it. Glad these two are getting divorced, regardless of who initiated it.

What do you think of this?

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nonmember avatar Breast Man

Don't worry, Nigella; you will EASILY find another (and better) man. My God, you are 53 and still have a great set of knockers! With the "Casaba Melons" that you have, you will get a trail of men willing to "milk" those babies!

sassy... sassykat122

No spouse should put their hands on their partner in anger or frustration. If this is how they were operating their relationship then its best for both of them to not be together.

bills... billsfan1104

Sometimes still photos are so much worse than what a situation actually is. But if they are arguing like that and both of them physically touch it other in anger, they don't need to be together.

cecil... cecillesmommy

Omg can someone please assure me that "breast man" is a joke! Really?!

baybeK8s baybeK8s

In the words of Judge Marilyn Milian, "Who should we believe? Nigella's husband or our lieing eyes?". Even Helen Keller can see that man was being abusive and not even Olivia Pope couldn't fix this. I'm glad Nigella got away from this monster before he killed her. I could tell from the video this wasn't the first time this ole goat had put his hands on her. The fact that he was too comfortable and she DIDN'T defend him, also says a whole lot. IMO 


I read the story in the DM and imho he seems like the typical man in these situations;it's all her fault.He really doesn't take responsibility for anything.

nonmember avatar herkey anderson

dear miss lawson you and the children can come to my house! i will care for you!

nonmember avatar night magic

good no one should ever ever grab someones throat or be abusive towards their partner !!!!

Saerise Saerise

Sounds like there's more going on than he wants to admit.

nonmember avatar susan hendrix

nigella is an intellegent and beautiful lady. 4m glad their getting a divorce . wonder if he was abusive to her children? I LOVE YOU NIGELLA AND KNOW YOU WILL COME OUT ON TOP. send him to tennessee and he will know what it feels likd to have hands around his neck.

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