The couple is getting a quickie divorce that should be wrapped up shortly, if you know anyone both familiar with the plot lines and interested.

The wife, a 41-year-old banker earning more than £400,000 a year, claims her husband’s ‘boring attitude’ to sex is evidence of ‘unreasonable behaviour’. In her grounds for divorce, filed at the High Court, she refers to the novel, which tells of the sadomasochistic affair between billionaire Christian Grey and naive student Anastasia Steele. The woman in the court case bought the raunchy book almost as soon as it was published last year and hoped it would encourage her husband to be more adventurous in bed. The wife’s solicitor, Amanda McAlister, a family law expert, believes the case is the first where the new phenomenon of ‘mummy porn’ has triggered a divorce. She said: ‘The woman had been reading the book and wanted to spice up her love life. ‘She thought their sex life had hit a rut – he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance. So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, “Let’s make things more interesting.” ‘But when he still didn’t take any notice she told him he had a boring attitude to sex and she was fed up. ‘He went ballistic when he found out the name of the book she was reading and told her, “It’s all because you have been reading that bloody book”.’

The husband is admitting ‘unreasonable behaviour’ so the divorce can be granted quickly without a contested hearing in which his alleged low libido would be discussed in court.

50 Shades of Divorce: Wife ‘inspired’ by erotic book says husband failed to meet her expectations [DM]
Fifty Shades Of Grey Leads Woman To Divorce Her Husband [NYDN]

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  1. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    'bob diamond isn't doing anything' tag could get A LOT of airtime.

  2. Posted by Guest | November 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Interesting. The article lists her salary but not her weight.

  3. Posted by Bejujular | November 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    No amount of jelly would compel me to dip my biscuit in her crumpet what what.

  4. Posted by Tubby | November 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    If it's not stated, you don't have to ask.

  5. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    The husband is admitting ‘unreasonable behaviour’ so the divorce can be granted quickly and he can go back to shagging his 22-year old assistant.

    There, fixed it for you.

  6. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Either she's hideous or he's a moron.

  7. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Who cares, she's single now.

  8. Posted by DingALing | November 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Picture of the woman in question or it doesn't matter

  9. Posted by Hakuna Fartata | November 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    "Bloody book"? She probably overlooked all the signs thinking, "well, he's British".

    People from the UK are awful. They should all come with a disclaimer that although they have an accent usually attributed to intelligence, they are all largely morons.

  10. Posted by Looking out for you. | November 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    It's in the Daily Mail link. But you don't want to click it.

  11. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    That's the author of the book, not the banker.

  12. Posted by VonSloneker | November 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Judge not, I'm guessing she looks like Honey Boo Boo's mother in a Layne Bryant pant suit.

  13. Posted by Bandersnatch | November 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Count your blessing you're not in London like me hanging around this God-awful city. Talking to a lot of snotty, stuck up, intellectual British faggots. Jesus they're uptight they get rigor mortis in the prime of life in this country, standing there with their hair clenched. Just counting the seconds to the weekends so they can all dress up like ballerinas and whip themselves into a frenzy. To be honest I hate them. I mean pretending they're so fucking superior, so fucking superior with those phony accents

  14. Posted by VonSloneker | November 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking German! Singing "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles…"

    - Otto

  15. Posted by Guesto | November 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Right there, in the beginning, it states she weighed 400,000 pounds……

  16. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    I don't know if this was serious or in jest but, regardless, it made me laugh pretty hard.

    Thanks for kicking Monday off right, AB.

  17. Posted by IMDB Research VP | November 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Not to be a prick, but Google's your friend: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095159/quotes

    -Guy who is admittedly to young to place the quote but found it out of character enough that he suspected a source other than AB's personal feelings on brits.

  18. Posted by Cliff Assness | November 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    too

  19. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Do you automatically Google every comment you read on the internet to see if it's a movie quote?

  20. Posted by guest | November 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Even if you were my brother I'd still want to fuck you.

    -girl who likes AB's style, taste in movies

  21. Posted by LIttle Fritz | November 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Sexy underwear=burlap sack

  22. Posted by guesticles | November 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    I figured if it was uncontested the pounds must have been high.

  23. Posted by A Brit | November 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    OK, so I'll bite:

    "People from the UK are awful. They should all come with a disclaimer that although they have an accent usually attributed to intelligence, they are all largely morons. "

    So please enlighten us tell how you arrived at this stunning generalisation?

  24. Posted by Movie Buff | November 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    He should have countered with scissors, a nail gun and a blow torch.

    - Patrick B.

  25. Posted by Guest | November 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Yes. Turns out yours is not.

  26. Posted by Hey, Douche! | November 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    IMDB,

    I believe Von quoted the movie, as it doesn't appear that he attributes the quote to himself. Otto is the name of the guy in the movie who said it, and it shows as much in that link you posted. Google might be his friend, but reading might be yours….

  27. Posted by Guest | November 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Probably by wandering down to the local cinema in 1988 and shelling out $3.50 for a ticket to see "A Fish Called Wanda." Pure conjecture on my part, though.

  28. Posted by Culture Quant | November 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    "Unreasonable behavior"? In America we call guys who wear Euro cut suits, don't fuck girls and (or) talk with a British accent… gay.

  29. Posted by Guest | November 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Go on…

  30. Posted by Laxbro | November 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    i) she's a 41 yo banker.. woof
    ii) hot chicks get boring too

  31. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | November 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    People that do that are the rake. They are the fucking rake.

  32. Posted by Quant me maybe | November 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    And we would have good beer to sing those songs to, too.

  33. Posted by Raj. | November 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    it moved.

  34. Posted by Guesticle | November 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    or he simply has other options

  35. Posted by conversion quant | November 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Wait, What? Weight. WAT.

  36. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    re: i) not necessarily…

    -guy who's probably been on Manhattan Island a lot longer than you have

  37. Posted by Movie Buff | November 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Don't touch his dick!

  38. Posted by A Brit | November 12, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    behaviour

  39. Posted by A Brit | November 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    So I guess I should be grateful I have never watched 'Deliverance'

  40. Posted by Max | November 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    The Banker isn't interested because he is worn out after meeting his escort and then coming home to vintage with deteriorating view. ~Max Skinner's attorney

  41. Posted by Guest | November 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    watt

  42. Posted by A Brit | November 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    P.S., I'm a fucking arsehole

  43. Posted by The Teeth | November 12, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    England bro, England

  44. Posted by Longun | November 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    cunt