Art collector Charles Saatchi has announced he has filed for divorce from Nigella Lawson - citing her refusal to defend his reputation after he was pictured with his hand around her neck at a restaurant.
In a statement, the 70-year-old told The Mail On Sunday: "I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced.
"I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."
The couple were pictured on June 9 showing Saatchi with his hand around the 53-year-old celebrity chef's throat.
Art collector Charles Saatchi has announced he is divorcing Nigella Lawson, weeks after he was pictured with his hand over her throat.
Charles Saatchi dismissed pictures showing him with his hand around his wife Nigella Lawson's neck as part of a "playful tiff."