The spurned wife of Balthazar Getty, Rosetta Millington, is getting the last laugh. She is refusing to divorce the "Brothers and Sisters" star, which would make it easier for Sienna Miller to replace her. Rosetta, the fashion designer mother of four children, wisely realizes that the longer she waits, the more money her soon-to-be ex may have to pay her.
She is playing hardball to secure the future of her children, since Getty is an heir to the Getty oil fortune.
Despite the heartbreaking public canoodling of her husband and Sienna Miller this summer, and Balthazar Getty moving out, Rosetta is not filing for divorce.
Should she pursue a divorce now, the move might separate her from any claim on the 33-year-old actor's future earnings, as well as what TMZ estimates is his billion-dollar-inheritance from the Getty family when his father dies.
On the other hand, it may be a long wait for that fortune. No. 1, his father, Jean Paul Getty III, is only 48. Because of a cocktail of drugs and alcohol, he has been paralyzed and nearly blind since 1981, when Balthzar was 6. No. 2, because Jean Paul Getty III married so young, as a teenager, he was said to be “mostly disinherited” from the Getty fortune.
Which is not to say that the larger Getty family is without money. And that family seems to be supporting Rosetta, despite reports that they have welcomed Balthazar’s relationship with Sienna.
When the heart is hurt, the kneejerk reaction is to banish the guy and file for divorce. It seems the only way to maintain dignity.
But some women have found waiting it out to their benefit. Usually the cracks of an illicit relationship begin to surface at six to eight months, and often the hubby starts missing parts of his former life.
Plus, the biological pull of the mother of your children can never be minimized.
It's a gamble, but Rosetta has nothing to lose by waiting. Unless she wants to marry someone else, there's no rush.
Meanwhile, Sienna Miller, listen up: Dr. Jan Halper surveyed 4,100 successful man (executives, entrepreneurs, professionals) who had had affairs in the 1980s, and found that only 3 percent divorced their wives and married their lovers.