Yesterday we learned that Elle King split from her secret husband Andrew Ferguson after just over a year of being married. She never said why they ended things, but TMZ says they know, and it’s awful.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Andrew was arrested on April 23 after allegedly getting violent at Elle’s L.A. home. Andrew allegedly grabbed Elle by the throat with both hands, threw her onto a bed, and said “I’m going to fucking kill you.” Police found Elle with scratches on her neck and marks on her arms. Andrew reportedly tried to get out of trouble by claiming he only threw Elle to prevent her from hitting her head on a wall. How very Stephen Belafonte of you, Andrew. Police didn’t really buy that, and he was booked for felony domestic violence.
In a move that is sadly all too common, Elle reportedly declined to press charges and claimed the fight was the result of things getting out of hand while they were partying. The DA decided not to move forward with this case.
Elle and Andrew were supposed to have a wedding last month on the 15th, but she blew it off for an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Andrew’s arrest happened a week after that. TMZ doesn’t know if the two are connected in any way.
In Elle’s break-up statement from Instagram, she referred to Andrew as “the greatest love” of her life and her “best friend.” Good lord, talk about setting the bar deep in the sub-basement for the next guy who comes along. That’s not how great loves and best friends are supposed to behave. If this is a matter of Elle thinking she won’t find another tattooed bald bearded hipster, I’ve got good news for her. Tattooed bald bearded hipsters seem to be quite plentiful. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a dating site called that.