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Goldsmith heir's marriage to Rothschild heiress is over after reports of romance with rapper

03 JUNE 2012 The marriage which united two of Britain's most wealthy families is over.

Ben Goldsmith, the multi-millionaire son of the late financier Jimmy Goldsmith, has separated from his wife Kate, the heiress of the Rothschild banking dynasty.


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Thirty-one-year-old Ben confirmed the split to The Daily Mail, saying: "I'm pretty shell-shocked by everything. All I am thinking about now is my children."

The couple have a daughter, eight-year-old Iris Annabel, and two sons, seven-year-old Frank James Amschel and four-year-old Isaac Benjamin Victor.

News of the split came after Ben was taken away from the couple's Notting Hill home by police following an argument over his 29-year-old wife's supposedly deepening friendship with an American rapper.

The financier was released after being given a caution.

Rap artist Jay Electronica, who now lives in London, is one of music producer Kate's clients.

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