In response to the row, Rowling published an essay in which she spoke of her first marriage to Jorge Arantes, a Portuguese journalist.
I never met him but knew people who had as we lived in that same area a little after they’d – separately – moved on. Several who knew her too.
Odd how connections work really – JK has been supportive of Maya Forstater, who I did some work with on technical issues over Zambian copper exports. Nothing important here of course, just a small world thing.