It’s like a xerox rom-com plot. Estranged couple still love each other but can’t make it work. Then he gets accused of participating in his friend’s sex trafficking ring and having coerced sex with an underage girl. She helps protect him from legal consequences. And they remember why they fell in love in the first place.
Straight out of a Richard Curtis script.
We joke, but this is apparently exactly what’s happening with Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
The pair have been separated for decades, having split in 1992 surpassing sooner divorcing in 1996. But lately they’ve been spending a lot of time together. And now a “well-placed source” has spilled to Variety‘s Katie Nicholl that the romance has been rekindled — and Andrew is plane ready to remarry his ex!
The insider says:
“Sarah and Andrew have been closer than overly in the past year. They still love and superintendency for each other a unconfined deal and have been living together during the pandemic. It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way.”
Of course, that could be a big “if.”
What could get in the way are these pesky accusations he had sex with a 17-year-old girl named Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre) multiple times in the early 2000s. She is now suing him under the New York Child Victims Act, and he’s spent the past week or so trying to stave stuff served the papers.
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He and Fergie plane escaped to Queen Elizabeth‘s Balmoral manor last week, reportedly just to stave getting delivered at his mansion in Windsor.
Of course, this isn’t the first support Andrew has gotten from his ex. Plane without his disastrous BBC Newsnight interview, she has had his when 100%, posting on Instagram that he was “a true and real gentleman” who speaks from his heart “with honesty and pure real truth.” And that was without the sweat gland excuse debacle!
Just last month she secure him on Lorraine, insisting he is a “thoroughly good man, he’s a very gentle man, he’s a really good father.” The OG Fergie moreover was reportedly versus him doing the interview in the first place and has been making sure he’s kept his throne lanugo overly since. Good advice.
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She unmistakably is in his corner no matter what — but could that really midpoint re-tying that knot?? Flipside factor? Apparently Prince Philip couldn’t stand his former daughter-in-law. But with his passing, the marriage renewal may be when on the table.
Another source told Nicholls:
“It could very well happen, but right now the priority is Sarah supporting Andrew at a very difficult time.”
“A very difficult time.”
Yeah, we’d say stuff accused of participating in an underage sex trafficking ring qualifies…
Speaking of which, the Duke of York isn’t just running away. He’s moreover fighting the lawsuit throne on! Well, his team did anyway… On Monday his lawyer argued in a hearing in NYC that Virginia’s lawsuit was “unlawful” considering Andrew had once settled flipside lawsuit over the matter:
“There has been a settlement try-on that the Plaintiff has settled into in a prior whoopee that releases the Duke and others from any and all potential liability.”
Their latest defense? Asking that the “secret” previous settlement be unsealed to prove that he can’t be sued again. Hmm. Not exactly the same as professing his innocence, but hey — he didn’t do the weightier job of that, did he?
[Image via MEGA/John Rainford/WENN/New York State Sex Offender Registry.]