Pictures released of Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi grabbing her throat in a restaurant made waves. Now Saatchi is saying he is getting divorce since she didn’t publicly defend him and clear the air that it was nothing but ‘playful tiff’.
Nobody would know the details of their marriage but them. And yes, sometimes tabloid pictures can be misleading.
But the fact that Nigella didn’t ‘defend’ her husband despite of severe criticism indicates that maybe, just maybe, it was something more than a ‘playful tiff’. Now the news of divorce sort of confirms it.
Nigella groupies like me did naively wonder why would something like this happen to this amazing woman, who has shown strength and courage time and again?
Women do live in abusive relationships even when they don’t have to. Maybe this was the case, maybe it wasn’t. I am waiting to hear what she has to say about this whole drama.