Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hasty Pudding: a baby first, then marriage?

In January I wrote about the breakup of the marriage of Archduchess Catharina of Austria and Count Massimiliano Secco d'Aragona after 16 years of marriage.  I am not sure if the couple have divorced but Maxi has moved.  As first reported by the German magazine, Bunte,  the apparent cause of the breakup between the archduchess and her Italian husband is a German heiress,  Julia Oetker, a scion of the very well-to-do German baking products family.

Julia, 37.  was married to José Antonio Ruiz-Berdejo y Sigurtà, who happens to be Maxi's first cousin.   The short-lived marriage took place in

"Unfortunately, it did not work, but we remain best friends,"  José Antonio said at the time of the separation.

Recently, Julia, gave birth to her first child, a son, and the father is Count Maxi.  They are not married, which leads me to think, Catharina and Maxi are not divorced.   He has three sons by his wife.

Oh,  José-Antonio is still seeing Pia Miller, the former wife of Christopher Getty.