Friday, August 5, 2016

Martha Louise of Norway: separation

Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her husband, Ari Behn, have announced they have separated and will get divorced.

Martha Louise's statement:

“Life does not always go smoothly. Both Ari and I have experienced this. Most clearly, life has made some antics that we had never envisaged. These days we were mainly apart. We are ending the marriage but we are remaining together in parenthood.

It is unspeakably sad for both of us to discover that the road ahead does not go together in the way that it used to. We have, as so many grown apart – to places we no longer meet as we did before. It is terrible to experience that there is nothing more we can do. We have tried everything for a long time and we still can not be where we were before, making it impossible for us to continue.
We feel guilty because we are no longer able to create the safe harbor that our children deserve. But we hope and believe that we will manage to hold on to friendship through what lies ahead.

We pray and hope that we get peace in this sensitive process. Children need time to digest, grieve and find new footing – each one separately.We are just people, too. ”

They married in 2002, and have three daughters, Maud Angelica,  Leah Isidora and EmmaTallulah.


Glitter Girl said...

Very sad,

John said...

I wonder if she will get her HRH back after divorce?

MAXny said...

Sometimes it's just best to call it quits. No doubt the republicans will use this against the family.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Max, unklikely. No real republican movement. She and her descendants cease to be heirs when Ingrid succeeds. John, no. Sverre Magnus has never had the HRH. I think it will be limited to the heir apparent and the heir's first child. Martha does not have a public role