Still friends after split
NIGEL Lythgoe was temporarily reunited with estranged wife Bonnie Lythgoe (above) during his recent visit to Australia. He says the pair have been apart for seven years and going through prolonged divorce proceedings for the past 3½ years.
‘‘I’m very proud of what she’s doing down here (on the show),’’ he says. ‘‘It’s everything she’s ever wanted.
‘‘I don’t think we’ll get back together in marriage but I think we’ll continue to be great friends. I had a heart attack and peritonitis in the States and she’s always been there for me.
‘‘She never wanted to live in the States and that’s what really split us apart. It’s strange being in the same hotel (for So You Think You Can Dance) and going to two different rooms.
‘‘My money is invested in property and at this time it makes no sense to sell everything. Until we can appraise everything and sell everything we will continue to argue financially.
‘‘With the downturn in shares and everything I’ve lost 50 per cent of my money and I’ve still got my wife. It’s worse than a divorce.’’