Hopes of reconciliation between glamorous television chef Nigella Lawson and husband Charles Saatchi seem futile -- the embattled pair has begun to remove their personal belongings from the Chelsea, south-west London, home they once shared.
For the second successive day, movers were photographed outside the estranged couple's $21 million marital home, taking away boxes, paintings and others items.
The day before, Lawson's sister Horatia supervised as the 53-year-old queen of cuisine's personal effects were removed, incuding boxes labelled 'cookbooks' and 'kitchen'.
The latest drama comes less than three weeks after Saatchi, the 70-year-old art and advertising tycoon, was photographed grabbing Lawson by the throat and tweaking her nose outside a restaurant.
Though he was issued a police caution for the incident, Saatchi has reportedly said that he was just "wiping her nose."
"Even domestic goddesses sometimes have a bit of snot in their nose. I was trying to fish it out," he said about the incident, according to the Daily Mirror.
Lawson is said to be considering escaping to the United States in a desperate attempt to get some privacy in the wake of the scandal.