Royal Slams ‘Lies’ About Partner’s Family’s Finances: ‘I Am Sick and Tired’

Royal Slams ‘Lies’ About Partner’s Family’s Finances: ‘I Am Sick and Tired’

A royal wedding should be a cause for celebration, but Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise is responding to “lies” about her fiance Shaman Durek Verrett. The couple was engaged on June 22 after five years of dating and are set to wed in August 2024.

In an Instagram post, she called out his mother for allegedly spreading false information about his childhood. “ Se og Hør continues spreading lies about my fiancé @shamandurek. Like I said on the podcast @heartsmart_convos, Se og Hør just repeats the lies until everybody believes them,” she said in a statement.

“This time, they are repeating the lie that Durek was not from a wealthy family as a child (because his mom says so, who got money from spreading whatever lies she could), when the truth is that he grew up in a good neighborhood, his mom left him at an early age and it was in reality his mom not having money, not him,” the royal continued. “She wasn’t even around. Durek’s father’s bankruptcy came after Durek moved out, so he was not affected by his father’s bankruptcy.”

Princess Märtha Louise continued, sharing a photo of “the house Durek grew up [in] Foster City, California,” which she said is worth about $2.7 million today, along with a statement from one of her fiancé’s childhood friends “about how he was one of the richest kids in school. It is not important to me [whether] he was from a family with money or not as a child, but the fact is that he was, and I am sick and tired of Se og Hør’s lies about us. And about Durek,” she wrote.

“Please don’t believe what Se og Hør says about Durek or me leading up to the wedding. From experience, I know it will get worse as we move closer to the wedding,” Princess Märtha Louise concluded her statement. “It is so sad that it needs to be this way as a wedding should be a joyous occasion for everyone involved. Also for us…”

The princess is likely calling out an interview that Durek’s mother Veruschka Urquhart gave to the Norwegian edition of Se og Hør in May 2023, in which she claimed that her future daughter-in-law “brainwashed” her son, per an English translation.

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