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Nigella Lawson's husband says photos of him squeezing her throat were 'a playful tiff'

Nigella's going to need more than wooden spoons to deal with this guy.

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Nigella's going to need more than wooden spoons to deal with this guy.



Celebrity cookbook writer and cooking show staple Nigella Lawson's husband on Monday declared photographs of him wrapping his hands around his wife's throat at a restaurant were only a "playful tiff" and we all shouldn't be concerned a bit. Because even pretending to choke your wife is hilarious, as we all know, right? RIGHT?!?

Charles Saatchi, 70, told the London Evening Standard photos of he and his 53-year-old wife all over the Intersphere  showing the pair apparently arguing were not big deal. The Mirror had reported that Saatchi put his hands in Nigella's face, tweaked her nose and placed one then both hands around her neck at Scott's, a popular restaurant.

“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasise my point," Saatchi said. “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. Nigella’s tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt. We had made up by the time we were home."

Saatchi, who has been married to Lawson for 10 years, also said that media attention about the incident prompted him to tell Nigella "to take the kids off till the dust settled.” There's still no word from Lawson. Somehow we're not expecting any for awhile, either.

[Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 2:52pm]


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