— Wed, Feb 28, 2007 —

Turns out that Hugh Grant and Jemima Khan's split may not be as bland as merely an "amicable decision." In fact, it sounds a bit like a classic, tragic, doomed romance–classism, a meddling mother, a loving homebody trying to tame a wildcat. It's all here:

Jemima???s family are reportedly relieved that the relationship is over - and Jemima is too.

A source told the Daily Mail: ???The fact is that, from the very beginning, the Goldsmith clan realised Jemima???s relationship with Hugh would not last.???

???In the final analysis they came from different worlds. To put it bluntly, Hugh was just too middle-class for the Goldsmiths, so he was always living on borrowed time. In fact, he did rather well to last as long as he did.???

???Hugh is a takeaway meal in front of the telly kind of guy, nothing like the rather grand Goldsmiths.???

???[Jemima???s mother Lady Annabel Goldsmith] still jokes about the time when they spent one of their first evenings together back in 2004. Jemima was ready to introduce her mother to the new man in her life over a meal when Hugh breezed in with two plastic bags of curry from the local Indian restaurant, plonked them on the table and said: ???Tuck in, girls!??????

...Jemima herself had hoped that Hugh would be a suitable party companion: ???Much to her disappointment, it turned out that Hugh didn???t like socialising at all. In fact, he hated it. He even resented having to promote his films, and would rather stay at home than go out to eat at a restaurant, anathema to Jemima.???

???In the end she got thoroughly sick of it.???

To be sure, I really empathize with Grant's desire to just take it easy at home. That said: takeout for your very first meal with your billionaire girlfriend's mother? Come on, Hugh. No amount of bumbling, stumbling British charm can make up for that one.

I've included as many photos as I could find of Jemima wilting at Hugh's plebeian touch. I can't see why he wasn't in to party hopping with the old girl. She looks like a blast!

PS That's definitely Jemima "Too Good for Takeout" Khan tongue-kissing Kate Moss. Obviously well-heeled.


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No. 1
evil twin says:

I still like Hugh best with Liz Hurley. They both clean up well, but behind closed doors, you just know they are gutter sluts.

February 28, 2007 5:08 PM
No. 2
bella says:

Not very attractive, is she? She looks like a slightly less horsey Sandra Berhardt

February 28, 2007 5:13 PM
No. 3
Kitchy says:

"That's definitely Jemima "Too Good for Takeout" Khan tongue-kissing Kate Moss. "

Of course it is. Jemima's a dude.

February 28, 2007 5:16 PM
No. 4
proof says:

Hugh Grant is awesome.

February 28, 2007 5:23 PM
No. 5
K says:

She's gross. He is better off without her.

February 28, 2007 5:27 PM
No. 6
Lala says:

Normally I would not comment but I dont believe this story one bit. If you knew a much of the past of Jemima Khan (Goldsmith is her maiden name that she is back to now that she is divorced) you would know that she is not that concerned about pretense and proper social standing. She married Imran Khan - an ex Iranian criketer who was quite a playboy in his time. When Jemima was in her early twenties - she married this man against her families best wishes and moved to Iran where he tried to launch a political career. She lived in a modest apartment with her husband, their two sons, and Imran's father. Now I am not sure if I stressed this enough - she lived in IRAN. You want to talk about humble?? I am sure she had to wear a burka everyday, take care of her kids, husband, and father-in-law, adapt to a culture that does not value much the imput of women - especially western woman, and live within very modest means without much of any social circles. I doubt many of you would move there for a man. Anyway - I think she makes her own decisions and I doubt she was that worried about Hugh's social graces or his love of staying home.

February 28, 2007 5:29 PM
No. 7
Jess says:

what is it about this jemima character that makes me want to say "woof"? I guess we should all respect her now because she wore a burka. Nope! Don't think so. Anyone who gets photographed frenching a coke whore is no patron saint of mine.

February 28, 2007 5:38 PM
No. 8
Ugh says:

Ah, no.

Imran Khan is Pakistani. He has never lived in Iran.

He is a child of the wealthy, elite caste in Pakistan, and considered one of the finest cricket players in the history of the sport. After retiring from cricket, he ran for elected office in Pakistan, and given his popularly, easily won a victory.

Imran transformed himself from a secular muslim to an outspoken fundamentalist muslim in order to advance his political aspirations.

February 28, 2007 5:50 PM
No. 9
ugh says:

Any idiot should know "Khan" is a southeast asian surname. Sheesh.

February 28, 2007 5:53 PM
No. 10
icky poo says:

Lala. I'm pretty sure she lived in Pakistan, which is a conservative country, but it is certainly not Iran. Nor are the women there required to wear burkas. (I don't believe women are required to wear burkas in Iran either, just head coverings. Burkas are the long tent-like body coverings that the Taliban forced women to wear in Afghanistan).

Otherwise I'm going to agree in spirit with some of your post. I remember a Vanity Fair article a few years back profiling her life in Pakistan, and the more humble living arrangements she had to endure there: frequent electrical black-outs, sharing rooms with in-laws, her two sons frequently becoming ill, etc. Her ex-husband was/is a rising political star in Pakistan, and Princess Diana visited them on her last trip to that region. She was also very young when she married and drew a lot of comparisons to Diana for that reason.

I don't know why I remember this stuff!

February 28, 2007 6:05 PM
No. 11
all in perspective says:

"the more humble living arrangements she had to endure there: frequent electrical black-outs, sharing rooms with in-laws, her two sons frequently becoming ill, etc."

All of which are realities faced every day by most people living outside America, Canada, Western Europe or Japan. But then, when you consider the fact that you can have a staff of servants waiting on you hand-and-foot everyday for mere pennies a day, you can learn to live with occasional brown-outs.

February 28, 2007 6:16 PM
No. 12
icky poo says:

You don't have to preach global inequities to me, sister.

I was being somewhat facetious, which I'll admit was hard to tell when I reread my comment. The VF article I referenced made great mention of the lush town home in London that she frequently escaped to when things got to 'rough' in Pakistan, and her then-husband calling her weak. Still, I do give her some points for trying to make a go of it in Pakistan, given her pampered background. It really did seem like she was in love, and that she thought she was doing a good thing relocating there. She also courted the Princess Di comparisons and looked up to her. I can't imagine Paris Hilton putting up with that.

February 28, 2007 6:27 PM
No. 13
angela says:

So who else is in the mood for 'Not Without My Daughter'?

February 28, 2007 6:33 PM
No. 14
Lala says:

You got me - I was wrong - sorry. Thought it was Iran but Pakistan makes more sense - it was a long time ago that I read about her situation - and I realize some of my statements make me sound like your typical ignorant American - I try my hardest not to be. Anyway - definitely not trying to say she is a saint just because she lived in Pakistan - just trying to make the point that her past behavior and choices do not sound like that of a typical "socialite" or someone who would be put out by takeout food or the "simple" behavior of Hugh Grant. Just makes me wonder who these "sources" are.

February 28, 2007 6:39 PM
No. 15
Kitchy says:

"So who else is in the mood for 'Not Without My Daughter'?"

Thank you for making me laugh so hard.

February 28, 2007 6:45 PM
No. 16
new t-shirt says:

quote of the day: "anathema to jemima". sounds like a tee to me!

February 28, 2007 7:35 PM
No. 17
kat says:

Alright, I will be the first to state the obvious--this chick looks bat***t crazy in the large photo with her mouth hanging open. I say Hugh Grant is better off without her.

February 28, 2007 7:48 PM
No. 18
cactushead says:

I, for one, will be glad that I no longer have to see a picture of the two of them together and automatically think "Jemima Puddleduck" Don't ask me why....

February 28, 2007 9:13 PM
No. 19
GinnyPooh says:

I really doubt they would have lasted almost 3 years if the takeout incident was *so* scandalous.

Who knows, maybe there is some truth in there.. Maybe the family (or just the grandmother) did not think he was good enough. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with Jemima though... people are always picking partners that their families don't approve of. It happens everywhere.

February 28, 2007 9:24 PM
No. 20
Michelle says:

Jemima is an ugly whore and also a phony. She converted to Islam to marry her Pakastani sugar daddy. When the Islamofacists attacked her for having a paternal Jewish grandfather she in turn bashed Israel.
She also blamed America for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because we "oppressed the poor Muslims around the world." I would kick her ugly ass if I ever saw her.
After Jemima left her cheating husband she started prancing around half-naked with Hugh and practically screwed him in public. What happenned to her pious Muslim act? What a hypocrite.
Jemima might have billions but she will always be ugly White trash. Hugh can do so much better.

March 1, 2007 1:17 AM
No. 21
Marie says:

Hugh Grant can buy me takeout Indian food anytime. He's such a dirty boy, but I love him anyway.

March 1, 2007 11:42 AM
No. 22
Margie says:

It is rumored in upper class English circles that Jemima's father and Princess Di's mother had an affair in the 60's and that Jemima and Di are half sisters. Probably rubbish, but when I see certain photo angles of Jemima I have to say hmmmmm - there are similarities and also, Di looks nothing like her other siblings.

March 1, 2007 3:23 PM
No. 23
Aguardiente says:

Thank you, Michelle! Finally, someone calls the bitch out for the hypocrite, ignorant, ugly, shit-talking whore she is. I CANNOT stand this bitch who is right up there with Posh and Heather Mills to me. Estupida.

March 1, 2007 3:40 PM
No. 24
Elly says:

"angela says:
So who else is in the mood for 'Not Without My Daughter'?"

Me too! I am still laughing sooooooooo hard!
This was a CLASSIC comment!

March 1, 2007 4:37 PM
No. 25
Tuscanini says:

She looks like Rowlf from The Muppet Show.

March 1, 2007 4:46 PM
No. 26
Alix says:

He was never going to marry her; nor was he really into her. It always appeared that he was terribly unhappy with this creature. Now, everyone's happy, especially his fans.

March 1, 2007 5:25 PM
No. 27
CdnGurl says:

Good grief - much ado about nothing as they say. I think I've pinpointed the REAL source of their break up - Jemima's MAN HANDS! Get a look at the mitts on her - no self respecting man could marry a woman with bigger hands than his. :-)

March 1, 2007 10:37 PM

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