Indonesia celebrity Jessica Iskandar is smiling today as a Jakarta judge has ruled that her marriage to Hereditary Count Ludwig von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee is legitimate.
Ludwig, who now lives in Ireland, is said to be disappointed, according to his lawyer, who will be filing another case (not an appeal) with another court. "We hope the judge will be more wise."
It is a strange decision as officials have acknowledged that the marriage record was fraudulent.
Jessica also wants the court to order a DNA test to prove once and for all that Ludwig is the father of her son, El Barack Alexander.
From what I can ascertain from Google Translate, Ludwig waited too long to file request to annul the marriage (or have the marriage declared null and void.) His case was dismissed, and he is considered Jessica's legitimate husband, and, thus, El Barack's father.
It should be noted that this marriage is not recognized in Germany. Ludwig did not file the appropriate papers to register the marriage with the German Embassy in Jakarta.
I have written this article based on a rough translation.