Nigella Lawson’s Divorce Gets Green Light

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July 31, 2013 | 7:29am EST

Nigella Lawson’s divorce has been approved by a judge, just weeks after the celebrity chef hit headlines over a domestic bust-up.
The cook split from advertising mogul Charles Saatchi in June after photographs emerged showing him with his hand around Lawson’s throat during an argument over lunch at a London restaurant.
He was later cautioned by police for assault and he filed for divorce earlier this month, claiming the couple drifted apart over the previous year.
On Wednesday, a judge at the High Court in London issued a decree nisi, paving the way for the couple’s official divorce. They must now wait for six weeks for a decree absolute, which will formally end the marriage.