Rothschild heiress’s marriage to Goldsmith scion is over… after she falls for a rapper called Jay Electronica
It seemed like the perfect union – a marriage that brought together two of the country’s wealthiest families. He was the multi-millionaire son of the late financier and tycoon Jimmy Goldsmith, she a scion of the Rothschild banking dynasty. But now Ben Goldsmith and his music producer wife Kate, who have three children, are to divorce after she embarked on a passionate love affair with an American rap singer named Jay Electronica.
Last night Mr Goldsmith confirmed the split, saying: ‘I’m pretty shell-shocked by everything. All I am thinking about now is my children.’ The marriage ended with a dramatic showdown at the family home in Notting Hill, West London, on Wednesday morning. Mr Goldsmith, 31, confronted his 30-year-old wife over explicit text messages and emails he found on her smartphone that she had received from and sent to the New Orleans-born hip-hop artist, who now lives in London and is one of her clients. (more…)