Anne Sinclair, the wife of the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has confirmed that the two have separated.
Ms Sinclair, a former television news anchor and possibly the most sorely-provoked wife of modern times, stood by her husband through months of public scrutiny after he was accused of trying to rape a hotel maid in New York. DSK, as he is known, is also being investigated in France for suspected links to a prostitution ring. He denies wrongdoing.
Le Parisien published an interview with Ms Sinclair yesterday in which she was asked how she had been doing since the split. Her response: "I'm working hard again ... I'm doing very well, thank you."
Mr Strauss-Kahn persuaded Ms Sinclair to marry him in 1991 after she interviewed him for her television show 7sur7, one of France's most popular and prominent news programmes.
When in January she was appointed editor of the Huffington Post's new French edition, she appeared at a press conference without her wedding ring – perhaps the first sign that she had decided enough was enough.
The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund was expelled from the couple's home in Paris's Place des Vosges in May.