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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Martha Stewart is seen leaving Carolina Herrera fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 09, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

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Tragic Details About Martha Stewart's Life

A Painful Divorce

Born Martha Helen Kostyra, the 19-year-old Martha married Yale Law School student Andrew Stewart in 1961. However, the pair decided to separate in 1987.
“Getting divorced was a terrible thing for me,” Martha told People in 2020. “And that we haven't spoken since the divorce is even more painful.”

Anthony Hopkins

At some point after she and her husband went their separate ways, Stewart went out to dinner with one of Britain's leading thespians, Anthony Hopkins.
As Stewart has shared in several interviews, she called things off with Hopkins quite abruptly because she could not separate Hopkins from Hannibal Lecter.

A Cruel Betrayal

In 2010, Stewart's former BFF Mariana Pasternak published a book, "The Best of Friends: Martha and Me," which disclosed many secrets that didn't show Stewart in the best light.
Among other things, the book alleged she pursued a married multi-millionaire. Pasternak also testified against Stewart in her famous obstruction of justice case.

Another Heartbreak

Three years after divorcing her first husband, Stewart began stepping out with Charles Simonyi — a Hungarian-American tech developer — until he called things off in 2008.
Stewart's heartbreak was compounded when Simonyi walked down the aisle with Lisa Persdotter, a woman more than three decades younger than Stewart, in the same year.

Her Tragic Loss

In 2007, Stewart experienced the first of many family heartaches when she lost her 93-year-old mother, Martha Kostyra, to a stroke.
"Mother was 100 percent independent until the day she died at 93. She taught me about living well. I miss her," said Stewart, in a heartfelt tribute on her blog.