Because he says his wife is no longer speaking to him, multimillionaire Charles Saatchi informed celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in a statement to the Daily Mail that he has begun divorce proceedings.
Tension between the pair hit the tabloids after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around her neck in mid-June. Lawson and her children moved out of their family home and she hasn’t spoken to him since.
“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 wrote in the statement.
“Congratulations to Nigella Lawson on losing over a hundred pounds of useless fat. You look better without a hand around your neck.”
— Pat Cadigan, re: ‘celebrities’ divorcing.