The husband of rescued Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt says their marriage may be over. In an interview with the Bogota newspaper El Tiempo, Juan Carlos Lecompte acknowledges what many noted when the two reunited in front of TV cameras after last week's rescue—Betancourt greeted him coldly.
Then she went to France without him, accompanied by her two children from a previous marriage. Lecompte says in the interview published today that Betancourt's love for him "could have disappeared" during her 6 years as a rebel hostage. He dismisses as gossip published rumors of an affair while Betancourt was captive. Lecompte had worked hard for Betancourt's release. The two were married in 1997.