London, January 12: Nigella Lawson had her late husband John Diamond's blessing on her friendship with Charles Saatchi, it has been revealed.
Sources have slammed Saatchi's claims that Diamond was betrayed by the TV chef, saying that the British journalist supported his wife and she acted all along with his blessings, while he fought a losing battle with throat cancer, the Mirror reported.
Insiders claimed that Diamond himself sanctioned the relationship when he knew he was going to die and was very keen on his young children having a father figure.
Saatchi had earlier issued a statement that he and the 54-year-old chef began their relationship during the last six months of Diamond's life, rather than after his death as Nigella had stated in court. (ANI)