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Nigella Lawson Returns to Twitter for First Time Since Domestic Abuse Scandal

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Nigella Lawson has made a sweet return to Twitter.

In her first post since June 15th, the day before shocking photos surfaced of her husband choking her at a London restaurant on June 9, the celebrity chef Tweeted an aww-inducing image of a seemingly homemade birthday cake bearing the words “Happy Birthday Bruno” written in icing.

Bruno is Lawson’s son from her first marriage to the late John Diamond, a journalist, and the cake – complete with champagne bottle-shaped candles – apparently celebrates his 17th birthday.

The Tweet marks the first time the author has reached out publicly ever since photos showing husband Charles Saatchi, 70, violently placing his hands around her neck went viral. The images drew the ire of the world, as sympathy poured in for Lawson.

Saatchi, a wealthy art collector and global ad agency co-founder, initially downplayed the images as a couples tiff, but later admitted he assaulted his wife, which led to a citation from London police.

Several news outlets, including the UK’s Daily Mail, report that a moving van was spotted outside their London home earlier this week, with items including pots and pans and a box marked “cookbooks” being loaded inside the truck.

Birthday cake for Nigella Lawson’s son Bruno
Courtesy of Nigella Lawson