Hawking Divorce Confirmed
LATEST: Solicitors acting for physicist STEPHEN HAWKING have lodged divorce papers in court, confirming reports the scientist has split from his wife-of-11-years ELAINE. The A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME professor has refused to comment on proceedings at Cambridge County Court in England, despite speculation the flame-haired 55-year-old - his former carer - abused him. Elaine is Hawking's second wife. He divorced his first spouse JANE, who he has three children with, in 1995. Elaine's ex-husband DAVID MASON designed Hawking's famous voice synthesiser.