Nigella Lawson's Quickie Divorce Granted

She and Charles Saatchi are dunzo

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 31, 2013 8:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – From borderline abusive tabloid pictures to divorce in less than seven weeks: Nigella Lawson is free of former husband Charles Saatchi, who announced his divorce plans shortly after the tabloid incident. The High Court granted the divorce in a hearing that lasted less than 60 seconds, the BBC reports, although the couple still has to wait for something called a "decree absolute" to officially end the marriage; those are typically issued after an additional six weeks and a day. Saatchi, 70, and Lawson, 53, had been married 10 years. The Guardian (which has today's hearing at an interminable 70 seconds) says Lawson was the one who actually filed for divorce. She cited Saatchi's "continuing unreasonable behavior" as the reason, the Daily Mail reports.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Nigella Lawson poses during the 28th MIPCOM (International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable, and Satellite) in Cannes, southeastern France.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
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