"I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way."
"This is heartbreaking for both of us as our love was very deep, but in the last year we have become estranged and drifted apart," the statement said. "The row photographed at Scott's restaurant could equally have been Nigella grasping my neck to hold my attention – as indeed she has done in the past."
ETA: Had to change the .gif because it did not satisfactorily convey my reaction. Sometimes even no no cat can't cut it.