Anne Sinclair, the long-suffering wife of former IFM chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has finally left him, it was confirmed last night.
After months of loyal support in the face of seedy vice allegations, Anne Sinclair kicked DSK out of their Paris home.
The split happened a month ago but Anne Sinclair, a 64-year-old art heiress and internet journalist, initially managed to keep it quiet.
But as the now unemployed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 63, prepared for further court appearances, he confirmed the separation.
“They are no longer living as man and wife,” said a source close to DSK, who at one stage was being tipped to become Socialist president of France.
Instead his career was ruined when, in May 2011, a New York chamber maid accused him of attempted rape.
DSK was later cleared in a criminal court, but admitted that a sex act had taken place, and the maid is now pursuing a civil case against him.
Anne Sinclair, who has been with Dominique Strauss-Kahn for 20 years, initially offered him unquestioning support but this began to waver as allegations mounted up.
Anne Sinclair, who used to present programmes on French TV, this year relaunched her media career as an editor on the Huffington Post website’s French edition.
Referring to DSK, a source told Reuters earlier this month: “He’s in a bad way. It’s very sad. He’s mostly just at home on his own while Anne is out and about with her new job. He’s shunned by everybody.”