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Marco Pierre White's estranged wife has been charged with assault after an incident at her home in Chiswick.

Mathilde Conejero, 51, known as Mati, who married the chef in 2000, is due to appear in court next month charged with assaulting two men in their twenties.

The police said in a statement, “Mathilde Conejero, 51 , unemployed of Chiswick High Road, W4 appears on bail at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on 7 March charged with two counts of assault against two men, aged 20 and 21, at an address in Chiswick on 20 September 2015.”

Police said they were called to an alleged altercation at an address in Chiswick High Road on September 20. Officers attended and “parties were spoken to” before one made an allegation of assault. Officers from Hounslow opened an investigation and Conejero was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after attending a west London police station in October. She was bailed pending further enquiries and was charged on February 4.

Conejero and her eldest son, Luciano Pierre White, are believed to share adjoining flats in Chiswick close to the premises which was formerly Frankie's Bar & Grill.

Marco Pierre White was a co-owner of Frankie's Italian Bar and Grill along with jockey Frankie Dettori and was once a familiar face in Chiswick. The restaurant opened in 2005, on the site of the former Pug restaurant, adjacent to the Power House.

When it closed it became a Bardolino's, which then became Brick Oven and is now the restaurant Villa de Geggiano, under completely different ownership.

Mr White, who has an estimated fortune of £25 million, met Conejero in 1992 and they married in 2000.

The couple separated after seven years of marriage, and she filed for divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. But proceedings were halted after the couple reportedly ran up legal bills of an estimated £3 million.

In 2012 she appeared in court accused of damaging the chef's Range Rover while it was parked outside his flat.

Marco Pierre White, who has been married three times, was in a relationship with Silent Witness star Emilia Fox for three years.

Now 54, he was the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, and has run a string of renowned restaurants in London as well as a number of country gastro pubs.

He still owns several restaurants in the UK and Ireland and is also known as the TV face of Knorr.

Relations between Mr White and Ms Conejero began to break down in 2005 when she accused him of cheating. The chef spent 14 hours in a police cell after he and his wife had a row.

February 7, 2016


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