The famous actress separated from James Heerdegen, the father of her eldest son, in 2020, after seven years of marriage
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Christina Ricci revealed that she sold her Chanel bag collection to pay for her divorce (Reuters)
Actress Christina Ricci has separated from James Heerdegen, the father of her eldest son, in 2020, after seven years of marriage, and a few months later he obtained a restraining order against his ex alleging serious physical and emotional abuse.
The interpreter of Merlina Addams in the 90s films of The Addams family He filed for divorce and recently discussed how he was able to afford the process. The ex-couple's legal battle went on longer than she would have expected and began to affect her savings that she had built up working since she was a child.
Luckily for her, in In the past, she had “wasted” –in her own words– a lot of money on her passion for fashion and that was her lifeline to get out of the financial problem that her divorce represented.
Christina Ricci with Mark Hampton, her new partner(REUTERS/Ringo Chiu)< p class="paragraph">“There are certain things that I have collected, handbags, specifically. I had a big Chanel collection for a while, but I sold a lot of my stuff,” the 42-year-old star told the Sunday Times Style magazine.
“Certain traumas in life are accompanied by financial trauma, protracted court and custody situations, and fighting restraining orders,” Ricci said, referring to the legal battle she had with Heerdegen, whom she married in 2013.
The interpreter spoke shamelessly about the fact that she had to get rid of her luxury brand items because it was simply the smartest decision she could make at the time. And she didn't want to pity anyone because thanks to it, currently she doesn't have any financial problem.
“That being said, I'm absolutely fine, there's no problem. But I learned to use these pieces that I had invested in in different ways. I also had a Chanel fine jewelry collection that I put to good use,” the actress said.
In October 2021, the actress married Mark Hampton< /b>, with whom he had a daughter, named Cleopatra, and who was born in December 2021.
Hollywood's “weird girl” who disappeared from the screen
Christina Ricci (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Ricci was one of the most captivating actresses of the 90's. She was a child prodigy and with a character that did not go unnoticed, she had everything to be one of the great movie stars considering that she worked under the direction of great directors such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam or Woody Allen. However, the career of the talented and magnetic star fizzled out at the turn of this century. When she was at the top of her career, suddenly no one considered her anymore.
From a very young age, Christina Ricci decided that she would succeed, no matter what. Her acting career began with a peculiar story in elementary school. In a 2008 interview with New York MagazineThe actress said that when she was 8 years old she wanted to star in the end-of-year play, but that role was between her and another child. Without thinking twice, she Ricci devised a cunning plan to win out over her: she began to make fun of him so constantly that one day the boy, fed up, hit her. The result: her partner was kicked out of the play and she got the part. “I was always an ambitious person,” she said. Despite her young age and the fact that she was starting out in a school act, she had the necessary coolness to succeed in Hollywood, a place where lack of scruples sometimes plays to her advantage.
When When she was only 9 years old, she made her film debut with Cher and Winona Ryder, who shared the set with her in “My mother is a mermaid” (1990), the first production in which he participated. However, her fame would come a year later when she played Merlina Addams in the 1991 version of “Los locos Addams” . Her performance of her wowed movie critics. She soon got one of her first leading roles as well, in 1995, with “Casper”. By the time she was 15, she had made eight movies, including two monster hits. And in 1999 she was chosen by Tim Burton for the feature film “The Legend of the Headless Horseman”, where she shared the screen with Johnny Depp.
The actress could never get away from that image of Hollywood's “dark girl”, a label that was sometimes earned thanks to provocative and controversial statements.
< p class="paragraph">“People kept asking a 17-year-old girl questions! I had nothing of value to say. I hadn't experienced anything yet, stop asking me for opinions! I didn't know what to say, so I'd say something nasty,” she later explained to The Guardian .