Saturday 22 July 2017

Recipe for revenge: how Nigella can win the bruising publicity war as marriage ends

One of the shocking pictures of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson
One of the shocking pictures of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson

THE disintegration of a marriage is painful enough when it happens in private. But if you are famous, and the marriage breakdown is ugly and played out in the full glare of the world's media, it must be utterly soul destroying – for both parties.

It has been horribly discomfiting over the last three weeks to witness the very public ending of the marriage of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to former advertising guru and multi-millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi – the man credited with making Margaret Thatcher electable.

It started with a shocking picture of Saatchi grabbing his wife by the throat outside Scott's, a trendy London restaurant, during a row at a birthday dinner.

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