I wish my ex-wives were dead

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

John Cleese has joked that he wishes his exwives were dead. The 77-year-old comedian has been mar­ried four times and paid out over $30 mil­lion in di­vorce set­tle­ments, and has now ad­mit­ted he wouldn’t be too bereft if “one or two of them” were struck by a fall­ing tree. Ap­pear­ing on chat show ‘Co­nan’ along­side Eric Idle - with whom he is cur­rently on tour in North Amer­ica - the ‘Fawlty Tow­ers’ ac­tor ref­er­enced his se­cond wife Bar­bara Tren­tham who died in 2013 af­ter suf­fer­ing from leukaemia. He said: “I have been mar­ried for 34 years. To four dif­fer­ent wives. One of my ex-wives died, did you know that? It was very sad be­cause it was the wrong one!” The show’s host Co­nan O’Brien then asked the ‘Monty Python’ star if he had any real anger to­ward his for­mer spouses - who along­side Bar­bara are Con­nie Booth and Alyce Eichel­berger. John said: “No, no [I have no anger to­ward them]. I’d be quite happy if one or two of them were dead, but I have noth­ing against them. I don’t have any­thing against them as peo­ple.” Eric, 73, then added: “You wish them dead in the nicest pos­si­ble way.” To which John replied: “In the nicest pos­si­ble way, yes. And not slow, ag­o­niz­ing death, sort of drawn out over many many years or any­thing like that. Some­thing quick like a tree fall­ing on them.” The news comes af­ter John - who is now mar­ried to Jen­nifer Wade who is 32 years his ju­nior fa­mously headed out on his ‘Alimony Tour’ in 2011 in or­der to fund his bit­ter di­vorce from third wife and psy­chother­a­pist Alyce. He said pre­vi­ously: “She went af­ter me re­ally quite bru­tally by hir­ing the nas­ti­est - and I don’t mean the se­cond nas­ti­est or the third nas­ti­est - but the nas­ti­est lawyer in Santa Bar­bara. “My wife went and hired this re­ally nasty woman and I had to give her $20 mil­lion. It’s not fair.”

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