Judge Aitken heard the case in a High Court in London on Wednesday and approved the divorce – filed by Lawson – on the grounds of Saatchi’s “unreasonable behavior.” The split will be finalized in six weeks.
Lawson and Saatchi, who were not present for the proceedings, are worth $228 million, according to the Daily Mail. Financial terms of the divorce, which include a prenup, have not been disclosed.
Last month, photos of the art collector grabbing the celebrity chef’s throat at a restaurant caused an uproar. Saatchi tried to brush off the accusations of abuse, as Lawson fled town with her children.
The judge in Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi’s divorce may have set a record when it comes to quickie divorces. According to the Guardian, District Judge Anne Aitken granted the request in 70 seconds!