How Hawking’s illness forced his marriage into a ‘black hole’ of despair: First wife says couple were ‘swept away by a wave of fame and fortune’

first_imgDailyMail 29 July 2013Stephen Hawking’s first wife has revealed how  the world-famous physicist’s illness forced them into their own ‘black hole’ of  despair.Jane Wilde, who was married to the scientist  for 25 years, says the couple were ‘engulfed and then swept away by a wave of  fame and fortune’.She added: ‘It got rather too much for me to  cope with. We ceased to be happy as before.’Speaking in a new film to coincide  with the  release of the award-winning cosmologist’s memoirs, Miss Wilde, the mother of  his three children, describes how there were ‘two faces  to Stephen’.‘One was the public wunderkind who had overcome motor neurone and was travelling the world. The other was our  home  situation where his illness forced us into our own black hole.’http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380300/Professor-Stephen-Hawking-reveals-doctors-offered-turn-life-support-machine.htmllast_img read more

DStv, GOtv Set to Showcase Laliga Big Games

first_imgRound 21 of the 2018/19 La Liga season will, again, offer Atletico Madrid the chance of putting pressure on leaders Barcelona, while Real Madrid will hope to bridge the gap between them and their table-topping rivals. The matches will be live on DStv and GOtv.Atletico play at home to sixth-placed Getafe on Saturday evening (4.15pm on SS7 & SelGo4), while Barca will be in action away to Girona on Sunday (4.15pm on SS7 & SelGo4). Diego Simeone’s side will, on the evidence of the 3-0 thumping of Huesca last week, fancy their chances of picking up all three points and move within two points of Barcelona, who will seek to restore their five-point advantage againstGirona.Real Madrid will hope to see their two rivals slip up, as they bid to revive their title hopes. They moved to third on the table with a 2-0 win over Sevilla last weekend and will be favourites to build further momentum when they play away to Espanyol on Sunday night (8.45pm on SS7 & SelGo4). Elsewhere, Karl Toko Ekambi and Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal will seek to halt their slide toward the foot of the table when they head to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Saturday night (6.30pm on SS7A & SelGo4). Villarreal are winless in their last seven matches across all competitions and have slipped into the red zone of La Liga.Sevilla will look to reinforce their place in the top four when they face Levante on Saturday (on SS7 & SelGo4), while Athletic Bilbao will look to maintain their promising recent form with a win at home to Real Betis (Saturday, 8.45pm on SS7/SS10 & SelGo2/SelGo4). Also on Saturday, Leganes will take on Eibar (6.30pmon SS7 & SelGo4).Sunday will see clashes between Real Valladolid and Celta de Vigo (12pm on SS7/SS10 & SelGo2/SelGo4) as well as Real Sociedad and Huesca (6.30pm on SS6).Mubarak Wakaso’s Deportivo Alaves will look to recover from the 4-0 loss to Getafe last weekend when they host relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano on Monday (on SS7 & SelGo4 at 9pm).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more