When post–World War I couple John and Christabel Russell were in the middle of their divorce, it was such a bizarre and lurid affair that George V was rather outraged that he had to read about it in the papers every day.
He was so outraged, in fact, that British laws were changed to forbid the press from running coverage of divorce cases.
When he says, “You’re afraid I’m going back to my ex,” and you say, “No, I’m not.
I’m afraid that if you never get divorced, we’re never going to get married,” you’ve ended his false line of reasoning and put the ball back in his court.
The Russell couple immediately filed for divorce, with both parties agreeing on one thing: The marriage had never been consummated in the traditional way.