Woman with $1 Million Worth of Manolo Blahniks Says She Has a Shoe 'Sickness.' Uh, Ya Think?
Claims Pricey Heels Helped Mask the Pain of her Bad Marriage
The total net worth of professional poker player Beth Shak's shoe collection - comprised primarily of pricey Manolo Blahnik's - is valued at a $1 Million. Her ex-husband had been seeking 35 percent of that amount, $350,000, claiming Shak failed to disclose it in her list of assets during the couple's divorce.
Yesterday, her ex dropped his motion, but the real question remains: Who the heck spends that much shoes and WHY?
Wearing a pair of $700 heels, Shak attempted to explain herself to the New York Post.
"It was a real sickness," she said. "It was a disease." The cause of her so-called illness, says Shak, was her loveless marriage. "He would say, ‘Leave me alone, just go shopping!' And I would give in - and I would just do it.'"
"I tried to get him to go to therapy with me," she continued. "But it didn't work. I was so unhappy with my marriage, all I did was shop."
Ooookay. But even now that the marriage is over, she's still shopping. "My closet is complete chaos," she admits. "It's a disaster."
Just a thought here, but instead of your next trip to Neiman Marcus, we'd perhaps suggest your time might be better spent organizing the very first chapter of Shoe-aholics Anonymous?