Here are photos of Nigella Lawson’s husband, Charles Saatchi, leaving a London restaurant all by his lonesome a few evenings ago. Don’t you feel sorry for the poor bastard? Yeah, me neither. It was only Monday when we covered the shocking photos from the Mirror that showed Nigella being choked in public by Saatchi. She had tears in her eyes and was clearly disturbed, but Saatchi explained it away as merely “a playful tiff“ that served to “illustrate a point,” and he walked away from a police interrogation with only a caution. A few hours after the photos surfaced in the Mirror on Sunday, Nigella was photographed leaving her marital home with her teenage son, Bruno, in tow; reports indicated that she did not leave of her own volition but because Saatchi suggested she do so until the scandal blew over a little bit.
Now the Mail says that Nigella has been living with her sister this week and has also removed her wedding ring although they do not provide photo evidence to corroborate their addition to the story. I hope this is true though:
Nigella Lawson has been spotted for the first time since she walked out on her husband Charles Saatchi almost a week ago – but was not wearing her wedding ring.
The celebrity chef, 53, whose art mogul husband repeatedly grabbed her throat ten days ago, is thought to have been staying with her sister Horatia Lawson in her Mayfair apartment.
She looked pale as she spoke on her mobile phone near her sister’s home.
It is not known if she has separated from Saatchi permanently, but crucially she was seen at 10am yesterday without her gold wedding band on.
Miss Lawson is said to be facing increased pressure from managers to protect her brand through whatever decision she takes over her marriage.
She was seen without her ring 48 hours after Saatchi confessed to assaulting her in public because he did not want the attack, which he called a “playful tiff,” “hanging over all of us for months.”
[From Daily Mail]
Well, it sounds like Nigella has a decent to middling support network, and I’m pleased to hear that her management is pressuring her to leave Saatchi and their marriage behind. Even if Nigella only gives in and does so to “protect her brand,” the desired end result would be the same as if she decided to leave him because it’s the healthy thing to do. From what our past coverage of this story suggests, Nigella suffers from low self esteem, and she’s probably been trapped in an abusive relationship for the duration of she and Saatchi’s 10-year marriage, so I really don’t care how or why she leaves him. All that matters is that she does so.
Photos courtesy of WENN