Korn-Lek courtship lasted 10 times longer than marriage

Korn-Lek courtship lasted 10 times longer than marriage

Thanks to the ever-knowledgeable Thai Rath, it's now official that high-profile couple Korn Narongdej and Naphaporn "Lek" Boriratanakura has divorced, following more than a month of rumours.

"Shock! Hi-so Nong Lek divorces Korn," the newspaper loudly gulped on Monday's front page. Korn is heir to the KPN Group and Lek's family owns the SwissHotel Park Nai Lert.

In this case it is indeed quite a shock, given that they only got married at the middle of last year amid some pretty dazzling parties.

And they were quick to point out at the time that they'd known each other for 10 years, so few adjustments would be needed for wedded life.

Lek has recently given interviews to several glossy magazines but never confirmed or denied the rumour that they were breaking up. She always kept things ambiguous, leaving it to the readers to form their own judgement. Korn had kept completely silent - until Saturday. He confirmed the Thai Rath scoop at the KPN Awards press conference. "We've been divorced for five months," he said, and he hasn't even seen Lek since.

No one else was involved in the bust-up, Korn insisted. He'd consulted his mother, Khunying Pornthip, before legalising the divorce. "She asked me to think about it thoroughly and if I|couldn't stay married, she'd accept it," he said. Does he see himself starting a new life with someone else? "No," he said firmly. "I love being comfortably alone. I don't want anyone else now."

Better off without

And that's how TV host and makeup artist Ornapa "Mah" Krisadee feels too after relationships with three men. The transgender celebrity revealed on the Channel 7 show "Tee Nee Morchit" that she's had enough and now prefers to be on her own.

All of her relationships were long-lasting, but they just couldn't survive. "I was with the first man for nine years, 10 years with the second one and the last one lasted 12 years. But I realised the truth - that I just might not be lucky at love."

Mah has been single for almost 20 years and has come to realise she's most content being unattached. Now 59, she divides her time between her luxury apartment in the Chidlom area and visiting her healthy, 88-year-old mother. "I'll spend my life taking care of my mum and supporting my nieces and nephews in their education. I don't have a family and I think I'm lucky that way. Working just makes my life worthwhile, I guess."

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