As reported by the London Evening Standard, Jay Electronica is now free to marry British heiress Kate Rothschild, who he’s been dating for a while now. Previously married to Ben Goldsmith (son of billionaire financier Sir James), the two were officially divorced today by Deputy District Judge Felicity Crowther.
Trouble in the wealthy couple’s nine-year marriage came to a head last June when Goldsmith allegedly assaulted Rothschild over emails and texts exchanged between her and Electronica, with was followed by a very public Twitter beef. Mr. Goldsmith accepted a police caution in the matter, but Jay apparently responded by letting him know he was ready to “come and see him.”
While Goldsmith describes Rothschild as “appalling,” she claims her “life had been saved” by the emcee. She still lives in her ex-husband’s multi-million home in Kensington with their three young children. Whether Jay will be moving in remains to be seen.
We doubt this new development will hasten the release of new Electronica material, but we can hope. Jay’s last full project was 2009’s “Exhibit C,” and the last time we posted new music from him was over a year ago. Listen to “Dear Moleskine” below: