Natalie Massenet is splitting from her husband, Arnaud Massenet, who helped her secure funding for the luxury e-tailing empire that is now Net-a-Porter when she was just starting it. Massenet is thought to have made around $76 million from selling a majority stake in her company around a year ago — and has readily given some credit for its success to Arnaud, an investment banker. Their thirteen-year marriage is ending amicably:
"Natalie and Arnaud are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year," a statement from the couple confirmed, this morning's Times reports. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint parenting of their children. They ask that the media respect the privacy of the family."
The couple has two daughters, ages 5 and 11.
Massenet Split [Vogue UK]
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