Well, yes

A Russian beauty queen and actress at the centre of a £6 million divorce battle at the Royal Courts of Justice in London has outlined her plans to secure her financial future: find new husband.

Ekaterina Parfenova, who is seeking a multi-million pound settlement from her estranged husband Richard Fields, an American lawyer, said she had no plans to work but is a “very good wife” and hopes to remarry.

She is vying for a £2.6 million share of their estimated £6 million assets plus an annual payout of up to £750,000.

A cutie, no doubt about it, and will be well off too. But another “rich” husband?

The 42-year-old……She said she wanted to spend as much time as possible with her two young children

Hmm.

18 comments on “Well, yes

  1. Five times married Mr. Fields…

    Jeez. That’s some triumph of optimism over experience you got there. Especially as Russian bints have a such reputation for devoted self-sacrifice.

    Anyway, private pilates instructors don’t come cheap you know.

  2. “find new husband”

    I rather like how the missing indefinite article makes that bit actually sound like it was said by a flinty-eyed Russian chancer.

  3. I feel I have been made mildly dirty by this story. We have been forced to hold a man down and mug him by some Social Justice W@nkers and Social Conservatives.

    By what possible right is this woman claiming anything? There will always be fools who think women love them. OK. Being stupid is no reason to be mugged. There will also always be skanks who will try to shake them down. OK. I can live with that. But I don’t think that the police and the Courts should be taking sides and helping them.

    Abolish no fault divorce. Whoever leaves, for anything but a few limited number of very good reasons, leaves the money and the children.

  4. “She wants £750k a year from the £3.4m he gets left with? Is that a misprint?”

    I think that the £750K is from his not inconsiderable income from some sort of legal business he runs in the States. So in one respect I’m rather pleased that a man who makes his living by being a parasitic scumbag is getting some of his own medicine.

    On the other its odd that all those feminists who said women didn’t need men to get on in life must have forgotten to ask actual women, because it seems they rather do want men – to pay for everything of course!

  5. Abolish no fault divorce. Whoever leaves, for anything but a few limited number of very good reasons, leaves the money and the children.

    I’d not go this far, but I do think that what you should get out of a marriage should be related to what you put in – in this case we should look at how much he gained (after taking out what he would have gained from e.g. capital appreciation regardless) while with her (probably not a lot, given 5 wives?) and the absolute maximum should be half of this.

    If the kids are his, then that does complicate things of course, but 750k per year for life seems a hell of a lot for child maintenance

  6. Consider my age for a moment. Better looking than any option I’m likely to have…..

  7. As I understand it, the way the UK family courts work is that you get a fair portion of the matrimonial assets, the questions being what is a matrimonial asset (rather than reserved to an individual) and what is “fair” (which can be surprisingly low).

    However, I don’t think she’d get £750k pa *and* a new husband: I believe that maintenance payments stop when you remarry. At best she might get something to tide her over until she finds a new one.

  8. “£75k a year for holidays”

    In what insane jurisdiction could that ever be considered a reasonable demand? Oh wait, ours, of course. Social Justice demands it!

  9. She wants to live in Kensington, he wants her to live in Battersea, near the dogs’ home. Was it the lawyer or the Telegraph that introduced this little jest?

  10. I used to work for a wealthy gentleman who had divorced and remarried. He once remarked that while he could afford a third wife, God knows he could never afford a second divorce.
    I can’t imagine how Mr Fields could not have learned that same lesson by the time he had shed wife number four, or (a high-level lawyer!) ignored the high net worth serial-bridegroom’s best friend, the prenuptial agreement.

  11. Rob – “She wants £750k a year from the £3.4m he gets left with? Is that a misprint?”

    She claims he makes £1.5 million a year. So she wants half.

    Jim – “On the other its odd that all those feminists who said women didn’t need men to get on in life must have forgotten to ask actual women, because it seems they rather do want men – to pay for everything of course!”

    Yeah. It turns out that patriarchal societies are ones where women have to sleep with men once in a while and occasionally cook them dinner to get 80% of their money. Social Justice demands that Feminist societies are ones where large men in uniforms force men to hand over half their income to women who don’t sleep with them and certainly do not cook. Even when they are married. It could be worse for the poor guy – US Courts regularly decide how much a man *should* be earning and insist he hand over half of that. Even if he cannot possibly earn that much. Then jail him.

    Rational Anarchist – “I’d not go this far, but I do think that what you should get out of a marriage should be related to what you put in – in this case we should look at how much he gained”

    The default option, perhaps, should be to look how much was gained or lost during the marriage and then split it. The problem with that is someone like a medical doctor whose wife supported him while he trained and then he ditched her for a prettier nurse.

    However I think that no fault divorce is a scandal and ought to be abolished. It doesn’t matter what the law says because the courts are so feminist they will ignore whatever the law actually says.

    dearieme – “A cutie? Are your eyes going, Tim?”

    In fairness she is thin and blonde and that puts her ahead of most of her peers at her age.

  12. The unwise Mr Fields has been married five times. So If wife nuimber 1 got 50% of his income and wife no 2 got 50% of what was left … wife no 5 should only get 3.125% of his income, which is still more than I earn post the post-Lehman collapse in my specialty. However wife no 5 wants 50% of his income.
    Presumably Mr Fields had his previous divorces in some other jurisdiction or his ex-wives have all conveniently died.

  13. john77 – “However wife no 5 wants 50% of his income. Presumably Mr Fields had his previous divorces in some other jurisdiction or his ex-wives have all conveniently died.”

    It is a ponzi scheme based on his income rising. Remember that Wife 1 got 50% of his income when he was 29 (or whatever). Wife 2 when he was 33 etc etc. Presumably it is not a static amount.

    He should avoid the UK though. As Wife 1 may be able to come back for a second feed at the trough.

    dearieme – “A cutie? Are your eyes going, Tim?”

    Speaking of slappers, the equally 42-year-old (ha!) Spice Girl Whatshername, has just married a billionaire. I would think this Russian was ahead of her in looks. But who knows? Perhaps she does whatever special needs he has. The mind boggles.

    Again we see British men are unbelievably stupid where women are concerned. They are the most popular males on the planet but years of contempt from the mainstream media, and an upbringing that verges on child abuse, they are happy to settle for women that impoverished peasants in rural Thailand would reject.

  14. She is not an attractive woman.

    The kindest description would be to say that she vaguely resembles Sarah Michelle Gellar after massive and horribly botched plastic surgery.

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