Following the release of several bombshell stories detailing allegations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein involving multiple women, Weinstein's wife, designer Georgina Chapman, has announced she is leaving her husband.
"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time,” Chapman said in a statement to People.
Just last week, the Hollywood producer told the New York Post that his wife "stands 100 percent behind me."
Here are eight things to know about Chapman.
She was born in London on April 14, 1976.
Her mother, Caroline Wonfor, is a journalist, and her father, Brian Chapman, founded Percol, an organic coffee company. She attended Marlborough College, where Kate Middleton also
She went to school for fashion.
Chapman attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design and then the Wimbledon College of Art. She graduated in 2001.
And then she became a successful fashion designer.
She launched Marchesa with Keren Craig, her
She started dating Weinstein in 2004, and the two married in 2007.
The couple met after the Hollywood producer approached her at a party, according to E!. "I had no idea who he was," she told Vogue. "He’s not a person you can sort of ignore or brush off. He’s incredibly charming and so charismatic, it sort of draws you in."
They split their time between a Bank Street townhouse in New York's West Village, a home in Westport, Connecticut (where they married), and London.
Weinstein hosted a fundraiser at his Westport house for Barack Obama in 2012. A Hamptons property that Chapman and Weinstein also own, in Amagansett, is on the market for $12.4 million (reportedly because they don't use it enough).
Weinstein and Chapman have two children together.
Combined, they're estimated to be worth a lot of money.
About $255 million, according to the Sunday Times. The London-based newspaper ranked the couple number 42 on its list of fashion millionaires earlier this year. Therichest.com reports that Chapman's own net worth is
Chapman has weathered storms with her husband before.
Italian model Ambra Battilana alleged that Weinstein groped her in March 2015, but the Manhattan district attorney determined, "After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported." The Times story details allegations of sexual harassment Weinstein from multiple women that date back nearly three decades.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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