New Tory MP divorces wife
Millionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith was granted a divorce today (May 10th), just four days after being elected as a Conservative MP.
The new MP for Richmond Park, who beat sitting Liberal Democrat MP Susan Kramer in last week's general election by a majority of 4,091 votes, had been married to wife and model Sheherazade for ten years.
They have three children and had separated in April last year.
In a statement a spokesperson for Mr Goldsmith said: "Following their separation, Zac and Sheherazade are proceeding towards an amicable divorce, which reflects the best interests of all parties."
However at the High Court's Family Division in London today, Mr Goldsmith admitted to having committed adultery in a statement read out in court.
The divorce was granted in just 30 seconds.
Mr Goldsmith inherited his estimated £300 million fortune from father Sir James.
He is also brother to the socialite Jemima Khan.
Written by Morag Lyall
Published on: May 10, 2010
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