It Looks Like Nigella Lawson Is Walking Out On That Jerk Of A Husband

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shutterstock_124333927__1372511437_142.196.156.251It looks like Nigella Lawson has had enough of her old, prone-to-violence husband. Photos snapped outside the home she shares with art collector Charles Saatchi show movers loading boxes labeled “Nigella” and various belongings into a truck.

The photos that surfaced a few weeks ago showing Nigella being violently attacked by Saatchi during a brunch outing made my stomach turn. So did his explanation of his actions – claiming his hands around her neck amounted to nothing more than a “playful tiff.” Yeah – it looked like she was having a blast. If your idea of fun is reducing your wife to tears in a public place by putting your hands around her neck repeatedly, you may need some therapy.

Did anyone buy his sorry excuse? I know I didn’t. I don’t know much about their background, but I do know how isolating being in a violent relationship can be. I also know how hard it is for a strong woman to admit she may be in an abusive situation. If this relationship is, in fact, violent – maybe the reaction the photos garnered from her fans around the world gave her the strength to walk away. I imagine it wasn’t easy for her to see herself in those photos. Onlookers described Saatchi as acting “intimidating and threatening.”

The horrified look on her face in the photos showing the abuse, coupled with his flippant attitude about the whole ordeal has my mind made up. This guy is an abusive jerk. When asked about his behavior he claimed, “There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place… We had made up by the time we were home.” Yes, no big deal. This kind of attitude towards inexcusable violent behavior makes me sick.

Nigella has recently been photographed without her wedding ring. Stay strong, Nigella. No one deserves to be treated like that, and since he’s not even apologizing or admitting any wrong doing – I think it’s safe to assume it could happen again.

(photo: Joe Seer/ Shutterstock)