Another royal off to California! Princess Martha Louise of Norway reveals she’s planning to move to the US to be with boyfriend Shaman Durek
- Princess Martha Louise of Norway is planning to move to California
- She’s the daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja, her brother is Crown Prince
- Martha Louise has been dating celebrity Shaman Durek since 2019
Princess Martha Louise of Norway has revealed she plans to move to California to be near her celebrity shaman boyfriend.
Speaking to Norweigan newspaper VG, the royal, 49, said that she was planning to bring her children – Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12, – with her to the US.
‘Right now there is COVID and it is difficult to plan, but we plan to move with time.
‘The children will, of course, join me. We will keep the home in Lommedalen anyway. We must have a home in Norway. We’ll still be here a lot. We can not leave beautiful Norway completely,’ she said.
Princess Martha-Louise of Norway has revealed she plans to move to California to be near her celebrity shaman boyfriend. Pictured, the couple in an Instagram snap
Martha Louise, the only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, is dating Shaman Durek — a Los Angeles-based ‘spiritual guide and gifted healer’ whose celebrity following includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Nina Dobrev and James Van Der Beek. It is thought the pair haven’t seen each other since Christmas.
Durek has spent Christmas morning with Martha Louise and her daughters and bought the family and had bought the family tickets to Hawaii for a trip in February, where he planned to propose.
But due to the pandemic, Martha Louise hasn’t seen her boyfriend in months, and both the trip and the proposal haven’t gone ahead.
‘He was supposed to come over, but he hasn’t been able to travel here, which totally crushed me. I went more into a depression, where I just couldn’t cope,’ she said.
In a candid interview with Vanity Fair last year, Martha Louise revealed her turmoil following the suicide of her ex-husband Ari Behn last year and revealed her upset that she and her boyfriend Shaman Durek Verrett were blamed for his death.
Princess Martha Louise and Ari Behn married in 2002 and have three children together Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12.
Martha Louise, the only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja was married to Ari Behn (pictured together). Ari took his own life on Christmas Day in 2019
On Christmas Day 2019, Ari, a well-known writer died by suicide aged 47.
Discussing the traumatic day, Martha Louise revealed they returned home from the Christmas morning church service to the news.
‘They were saying that it was my fault and Durek’s fault—that if it hadn’t been for Durek, this wouldn’t have happened. I was so lucky to have the support of Durek and my family and my friends all around us, but it’s a void.
‘Suddenly I was a single parent, which is a very different horse, and of course the grief, the anger, the self-pity, the sadness over never seeing him again…it’s devastating.’
Martha, who added that she ‘never felt like a royal’ also revealed she’s discovered how racist Norwegian people can be since coupling up with Derek, who is of Norweigan, Indian and Haitian descent.