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Princess Martha Louise of Norway hints at the suicide of ex-husband Ari Behn

Princess Martha Louise of Norway hints at the suicide of ex-husband Ari Behn in a ‘bittersweet’ 15th birthday message to their daughter Leah four months after his Christmas Day death

  • Princess Martha Louise of Norway wished daughter Leah a happy 15th birthday
  • Celebrated the ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’ and talented teenager on Instagram 
  • Her boyfriend Shaman Durek added a message calling Leah a ‘beautiful light’
  • Leah’s father is Martha Louise’s ex-husband Ari Behn who killed himself last year

Princess Martha Louise of Norway hinted at the death of her ex-husband Ari Behn in a birthday message to their teenage daughter. 

Martha Louise, 48, acknowledged it is a ‘bittersweet’ day for daughter Leah, 15, as she celebrates her birthday for the first time since her father’s death in December last year. 

Author Mr Behn, who was married to Martha Louise for 15 years and shared three children with the royal, was found dead after taking his own life on Christmas Day. 

Princess Martha Louise of Norway hinted at the death of her ex-husband Ari Behn in a birthday message to their teenage daughter. Pictured, Martha Louise and Ari at an event in 2015

Martha Louise, 48, acknowledged it is a 'bittersweet' day for daughter Leah, 15, as she celebrates her birthday for the first time since her father's death in December last year. The post was accompanied by photos of Leah throughout the years, including this one of her as a young girl

Leah, the second of Martha Louise's three children, pictured today

Martha Louise, 48, acknowledged it is a ‘bittersweet’ day for daughter Leah, 15, as she celebrates her birthday for the first time since her father’s death in December last year. The post was accompanied by photos of Leah throughout the years, including these two above

Martha Louise shared a lengthy post marking Leah's 15th birthday on Instagram, pictured

Martha Louise shared a lengthy post marking Leah’s 15th birthday on Instagram, pictured

Martha Louise is now in a relationship with US-based Shaman Durek Verrett.

Celebrating her daughter on Instagram, Martha Louise wrote: ‘Verified Happy 15th Birthday, my wonderful Leah. 

‘You are an amazing young woman with so many talents; you are funny, kind, beautiful and graceful with a smart head on your shoulders.

She continued: ‘And although this day is bittersweet in more ways than one, you make the best of it and stay true to your emotions. You keep inspiring me every day, darling. I am so proud of you. Love you with all my heart.’

The post was accompanied by a slideshow of images of Leah throughout the years. 

Martha Louise is now in a relationship with US-based Shaman Durek Verrett, pictured together

Martha Louise is now in a relationship with US-based Shaman Durek Verrett, pictured together 

Shaman Durek, whose friends with Gwyneth Paltrow, added his own message to the teenager, revealing how close he has grown to Martha Louise and her family, pictured

Shaman Durek, whose friends with Gwyneth Paltrow, added his own message to the teenager, revealing how close he has grown to Martha Louise and her family, pictured

Shaman Durek, whose friends with Gwyneth Paltrow, added his own message to the teenager, revealing how close he has grown to Martha Louise and her family. 

He wrote: ‘I love you all and mom. There isn’t a day that goes by that your not on my mind. Happy Birthday darling. You are such a beautiful bright light.’ 

Speaking to FEMAIL this week, Shaman Durek, 45, revealed that he and girlfriend Princess Märtha Louise of Norway are considering marriage and have already made plans to live together in the US once the global coronavirus lockdown is over. 

Durek, 45, from California, has been dating Princess Märtha, 48, for more than a year - but are currently apart due to lockdowns in their respective home nations of the US and Norway. He revealed this week they plan to move in together. They are pictured together before lock-down

Durek, 45, from California, has been dating Princess Märtha, 48, for more than a year – but are currently apart due to lockdowns in their respective home nations of the US and Norway. He revealed this week they plan to move in together. They are pictured together before lock-down

The couple have been dating for more than a year – but are currently apart due to lockdowns in their respective home nations of the US and Norway. 

He told Femail: ‘I can tell you one thing. It (marriage) is definitely not off the table. Our plans are eventually to live together with each other. Not in Norway, but in the US.

‘And let me tell you, no matter what people say about us, it is our life. Märtha and I are going to live the way we decide to live.’ 



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