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Nigella Lawson & Charles Saatchi

DIVORCE GRANTED

After Choking Incident

7/31/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is one step closer to getting rid of her throat-clutching ad mogul husband Charles Saatchi -- after a British judge rubberstamped their divorce petition.

According to court docs, obtained by British media, Lawson blamed the split on Saatchi's "unreasonable behavior."

Of course, it was just 7 weeks ago that Saatchi was photographed grabbing his wife by the throat outside of a London restaurant.

During the hearing, the judge granted the couple a "decree nisi" -- conditional approval -- and the divorce will most likely be finalized in 6 weeks, standard operating procedure in the U.K.

Court docs reportedly show an "order for financial relief" has been approved ... which means it's likely the two struck a private settlement deal.

Lawson and Saatchi have been married for 10 years. They have no children together.

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1.

cari    

Good, run girl!

416 days ago
2.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I always liked her. Before everyone and their mother had a cooking show she had one, and she was one hot widow at the time. After seeing the hand on the throat incident in public I can only imagine what went on in private between them. She should have nailed him in the balls when he laid his hands on her. End of story.

416 days ago
3.

Ruby Testarossa    

Well, maybe next time Nigella decides that she wants someone else's husband, she will talk to the current wife to find out what he's like behind closed doors. It could save her, the current wife and some innocent children a lot of heartache.
She is a home wrecking tramp and he is an adulterous *******.

416 days ago
4.

verlinda    

Good for you Nigella !

416 days ago
5.

Gretel    

This divorce is the same as all those people who go to rehab after their screw ups go public. She should have left his abusive ass long before he attacked her publicly.

416 days ago
6.

Mattie    

He said he was going to divorce her because she didn't defend him when he was lambasted for choking her. I wouldn't doubt it if he bullied her into filing the papers because he was so criticized for announcing he was going to file. Personally I think she should have just wanted to file on her own but what you gonna do with women who fall for abusers like him?

416 days ago
7.

Kelly    

Most other outlets agree that the story is this - HE divorced HER for not defending him after the choking photo - which is not what it appears.

416 days ago
8.

IN MY OPINION    

THAT WAS FAST! Learn USA

416 days ago
9.

carol    

So glad to hear she is rid of him and don't try to remain friends - he's not worth it.

416 days ago
10.

Maria    

I have always liked her, glad she is free of that creep!

416 days ago
11.

ElMikey    

Who does Charles think he is, Wayne Brady???

416 days ago
12.

JUstin    

WoW - 14 comments only ? lmao - Anyone notice when a WHITE guy assaults his wife/Girlfriend , you don't find all the Racists TMZ posters anywhere ..lol ..But I bet , they are commenting and passing judgements on a black guy somewhere ..lol

416 days ago
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GothamGirl    

I always loved her personality, but found her cooking abhorrent. And the whole porn cooking thing, weird really. But I am glad that she's away from this creep, whom she took up with way too soon after her husband died (9 months).

416 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Take it all my girl! Even take the air he breathes. You are happier without having his old loose skin and hanging balls.

416 days ago

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