We've seen a lot of interesting turns in divorce cases, but this one is pretty crazy—even for a celebrity divorce. Last week we told you that there were rumblings that celebrity chef Nigella Lawson would soon file for divorce from her art-collector husband Charles Saatchi after an incident at a café were he was allegedly shown choking her.
Well it looks like the tables have turned, and it's Saatchi who has filed for divorce from her! In our last related post, the art collector defended himself by saying that the photos were taken completely out of context and the two were just having a "playful tiff" during an intense debate about the couple's children.
"I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so," Saatchi told the UK's Daily Mail, "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."
This was even after the 70-year-old Saatchi was given a police "caution" after admitting assault. He even upped the ante on his defense saying that the chef "had herself grasped his neck in a similar fashion in the past."
As of the publication of the post in the Daily Mail, Lawson's rep said she had not been served papers or heard of the divorce request. We'll check back in when this tawdry tale surely erupts soon.
Nigella Lawson Divorce: Charles Saatchi Says He Is Leaving Celebrity Chef Wife After Choking Incident (Huffington Post)