Hugh Grant’s hooker, Divine Brown, wants to invite him to her wedding

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I remember Hugh Grant’s arrest for soliciting a prostitute in the summer of 1995 like it was yesterday. It’s etched in my memory like other landmark tragedies that I won’t mention so it doesn’t sound like I’m diminishing their significance. I owned a well-worn VHS copy of Four Weddings and a Funeral (and later, Sense & Sensibility) and I adored Hugh’s affable British charm. His embarrassed mugshot was all over the news that night and I couldn’t stop watching the coverage. When Hugh went on The Tonight Show afterwards I was glued to the television waiting to hear if he would deal with the issue, and he did – swiftly and and without hedging or acting like it didn’t happen. His “aw shucks” demeanor came through for him right when he needed it, and he’s credited the incident for helping his career take off.

The $50 BJ that Hugh ordered turned into millions in interview money for Hugh’s hooker, Divine Brown, and she’s been open in thanking him for enabling her to live the high life. Brown, now 41, lives in Atlanta, GA with her fiance and has put her two oldest girls through college. She also has a 21 month-old daughter and is getting married this fall. She wants to invite Grant to her wedding, if only to continue to squeeze some more money out of the notoriety he earned her.

Former Hollywood hooker Divine Brown plans to invite a special guest to her fall wedding – her most famous customer, Hugh Grant!…

“Divine said she’d love to see Hugh again to thank him,” a friend divulged. “What better place for a reunion than her marriage? Divine said she’d drop him an invitation in the mail.”

The headline-making scandal cost Divine a $1,350 fine and 180-day jail sentence for parole violation, but she banked a reported $1.6 million from media deals as a result. It also ended up costing grant his longtime relationship with British beauty Elizabeth Hurley…

The money allowed her to quit prostitution and put daughters Cheyenne, 21, and Brianna, 20, through college, she says.

Now using her real name Estella Thompson, Divine, 41, is writing her memoirs and preparing for her wedding to music producer Richie Fediccini, the father of her 21 month-old daughter.

She lives in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, in a new three-bedroom, four-bathroom home with its own white picket fence.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 20, 2010]

It sounds like Divine has turned over a new leaf, but this profile is radically different from an interview she gave to The Daily Mail in 2007 in which she posed in a short dress and bragged about the luxurious lifestyle she lived. She was effusive in her thanks to Grant back then, and said “I love Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant put my kids through school, gave us a chance of the life we probably would’ve never reached. We had a chance to travel on private jets. If I can meet him and shake his hand all I would like to say is: ‘Thank you. I appreciate you, and if there is anything I can do in return I would love to be a friend’.” In the National Enquirer, Divine has some pity for Grant as he’s still single at 50. She said “What a shame he hasn’t found lasting happiness. But who knows what the future holds for him? It’s not too late to settle down.” Hugh might not mind Divine’s pity, he seems to have plenty of it for himself, too. I doubt he’ll bother to RSVP to her invitation, but it might be quite a boost to his lagging career if he showed up.

Hugh is shown below on 7/16/10. First photo below is his ’95 mugshot. Header image via Eurweb

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Here’s a still from Four Weddings and a Funeral: [via Wikipedia]
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  1. Hautie says:

    I suspect Hugh dodge a bullet.

    Elizabeth Hurley has proven she is the ultimate gold digger.

    Intentionally got pregnant thinking it would force the unfortunate looking billionaire into marrying her. (Which it didn’t… just a forced DNA test)

    Then she home-wreck the marriage of the man that did eventually marry her.

    Plus I tend to believe that Hugh never wanted to be married. Alot like Clooney. Just not interested.

  2. Lisa says:

    Are u f@#*$&g kidding me? Invite him to her wedding? As if he gave one shit about this woman!?! This is so funny to me….. Lady, get a life past Hugh… You were a PROSTITUTE! nothing more…

  3. javagirl1 says:

    I honestly thought she died. Who am I thinking of??

  4. Melissa says:

    @javagirl1 – you’re thinking of the tranvestite that Eddie Murphy was “giving a ride home”

  5. javagirl1 says:

    Thanks Melissa that was it!

  6. Iggles says:

    I’m glad things worked out for her.

    Hugh, not so much. He’s aging badly and I do think he comes off as a neurotic, lonely bachelor. I hope he finds lasting love too!

  7. LindyLou says:

    I’m thinking I got into the wrong vocation. Give the right guy a bj and you’re set for life. Working 9-5 is for suckers. (No pun intended lol)

  8. geenie says:

    I agree, Hugh is not aging well. Once upon a time, he was attractive.

  9. Stronzilla says:

    @Hautie

    ITA. I always thought Hurley dumped him only because she couldn’t live with the idea of the whole world knowing that when it came to lip service she wasn’t up to par and that her boyfriend preferred ‘Divine intervention’ in the backseat of a car. As Michael K. would say she made the gold digger’s rookie mistake with Bing. And she totally torpedoed Hugh’s relationship with Jemima Khan. He’s probably still single because she’s vowed to ruin any relationship he does have to get revenge for global humiliation.

  10. Annie says:

    @Iggles- Really? Hugh isn’t aging well? I still find him adorable.

  11. Cletus says:

    LindyLou- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that was AWESOME!

  12. denise says:

    That Divine, is far from it. She is rough looking.

  13. BB says:

    I am glad to hear she used the money for her children’s education. It’s good to hear she didn’t blow it on drugs, or partying or plastic surgery like others could have done. It’s great to break the vicious cycle and give your kids a better future.

  14. Jazz says:

    “The unfortunate looking billionaire into marrying her.” lol Hautie! He is unfortunate looking. Can’t believe Nicole Kidman got with that.

  15. wunderkindt says:

    Hugh looks like a really worried old drinker.

  16. OC lady says:

    If he shows up to her wedding, he’ll be my new hero. :-)

  17. original kate says:

    @hautie & jazz: LOL at the “unfortunate looking billionaire.”

    elizabeth and nicole probably shut their eyes tightly, felt his hard, fat, throbbing wallet and whispered quietly, “just lie back and think of england/australia.”

  18. Zelda says:

    @OC
    Oh lord…if he did? I’d love that in so many ways.

    Truth is, he could be unlikeable for many reasons. But I will always remember him for the way he handled that PR boner with such affability and candidness. You just can’t hate that kind of honesty. I love this guy. Maybe JUST for this whole incident….

  19. Chris says:

    I mentioned Divine on the other Hugh Grant thread a couple of days ago and whamo she turns up. Isn’t it weird when you think of someone you haven’t seen for awhile and then they turn up? It happens to me quite often.