Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Johnny Receives Dear John Letter
Stunned Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs was opening his fan mail when he came across a divorce letter from his wife.
Friends said Johnny - factory boss Mike Baldwin - was "traumatised" when he found the note from Christine at Granada's Manchester studios. He has consulted a lawyer.
A family source said: "There's no third party. They've remained on good terms, but Christine is 100 per cent certain when she says their marriage is over - even if she still cares deeply for him."
Filming commitments mean Johnny, 69, has spent months on end away from second wife Christine, 56, during their 30-year marriage.
She has remained at their home in Stourbridge, Worcs, raising their four children, aged 15 to 26.
One associate commented: "He's at an age when most people are taking it easy - but here he is with the pressure of a divorce looming."
News Source: The Mirror (edited to remove spoilers)
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