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Anna Anka faces split with Hollywood husband after latest row

David Landes · 7 Dec 2009, 15:59

Published: 07 Dec 2009 15:59 GMT+01:00

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The recently crowned queen of Swedish reality television called police last Thursday after she and her husband became embroiled in an argument over Anna’s decision to fire one of the couple’s housekeepers, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.

The following day, the 68-year-old Paul Anka filed for divorce from his 38-year-old Swedish wife, whom he married in 2008.

“They’ve been fighting like cats and dogs recently,” a source with insight into the relationships told the newspaper.

Anna recently catapulted herself into Sweden’s celebrity spotlight through her starring role in the TV3 reality television programme Svenska Hollywoodfruar (“Swedish Hollywood Wives”).

She then ignited a heated public debate in Sweden by publishing an article on the opinion website Newsmill in which she criticized Swedish dads for “their nappy-changing and equality”.

She went on to suggest that a man’s infidelity is ultimately his wife’s fault.

“Sexually it is the woman's responsibility to ensure that the man is satisfied, if she does not then she only has herself to blame if he is unfaithful,” she wrote.

Anna Anka’s ratings success prompted TV3 to offer her a Christmas-themed special consisting of six episodes, the last of which is set to go head to head with public broadcaster SVT’s annual Christmas Eve broadcast of Donald Duck and other Disney cartoons – one of the most-watched television programmes in Sweden.

According to the celebrity news site TMZ.com, police arrived at the Anka residence after receiving two calls of a domestic dispute last Thursday.

Anna said she felt threatened by her husband, claiming Paul had pointed a gun at her. However, a subsequent review of the mansion’s surveillance tape showed no evidence that such an episode took place.

Anna Anka has moved out of the couple's home, however, and is currently living in the Four Seasons hotel, where crews from TV3 continue filming her Christmas special.

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According to TV3, the taping is continuing as planned, but Paul Anka will not be featured in any of the episodes.

“The idea never was to have Paul participate. This is about Anna Anka’s Christmas,” TV3 spokesperson Max Lagerbäck told the Expressen newspaper.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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16:41 December 7, 2009 by Rick Methven
"Anna Anka's ratings success prompted TV3 to offer her a Christmas-themed special consisting of six episodes, the last of which is set to go head to head with public broadcaster SVT's annual Christmas Eve broadcast of Donald Duck and other Disney cartoons"

Now I know which I will watch

At last Paul Anka got his marbles together enough to get rid of the money grabbing cow.
16:49 December 7, 2009 by Tennin
I would much rather watch Kalle Anka than watch Anna Anka on Christmas.
17:06 December 7, 2009 by Beynch
Jeez. These Swedish women seem to have difficulty hanging on to their wealthy American husbands.
17:31 December 7, 2009 by Jimmy
did she chase after paul with a microphone
17:31 December 7, 2009 by misssh
what a loser! she is a gold digger and that is all she is!
17:39 December 7, 2009 by Kooritze
She,s no oil painting either!
17:54 December 7, 2009 by orwellian
Hahahahahahhhahahaaaaahahahahah LOL
18:01 December 7, 2009 by CanadianEh
He's acutally Lebanese Canadian.... well atleast the security tapes proved that she is a money hungry cow, too bad Paul made the mistake to marry her in the first place
18:14 December 7, 2009 by lianasmall
i guess no matter how much you sexually please your husband, your marriage can still go bad. good advice anna ;)
18:14 December 7, 2009 by Lukestar1991
She is not a Swedish woman, nor does she represent Sweden in any meaningful way. The world needs less women like her.
18:56 December 7, 2009 by Osokin
"Anna's decision to fire one of the couple's housekeepers"

Hehe seems she wasn't as able to satisfy him sexually after all.
19:10 December 7, 2009 by Puffin
She's 38???

She should sue her plastic surgeon
19:15 December 7, 2009 by calebian22
Wow! Who would have guessed this wouldn't last? She seemed so down to earth, so accessible. A real person of the people. It is sad when true love with someone twice your age is trampled on by the real life hardships of home decorating, hiring and firing of household staff, daily massages and leisure time by the pool. So sad, but who hasn't been down this road?
20:20 December 7, 2009 by bettan1
I'm sure her former "Lebensborn Fatherland" will welcome their daughter back with open arms.
20:31 December 7, 2009 by wenddiver
How insensitive of everybody, this woman is going through a very trying time I am sure.

She should run the old fart over with a Cadillac Escalade (In America it's always the man's fault).
20:49 December 7, 2009 by izbz
Maybe she give Paul enough sexual satisfaction since she is 38 turnig 48 years old nextyear
22:19 December 7, 2009 by lola1234
This is what happens when you show off about how perfect you are. You lose your own respect. In my opinion, this should be a lesson for everyone.
22:33 December 7, 2009 by alu
Can this really be a surprise....

With the verbal diarrhoea that comes out of her.... what was to happen?
01:45 December 8, 2009 by Michael84
What's going on? Swedish wives pulling out of USA.
01:52 December 8, 2009 by dizzymoe33
There is no way in h_ll that she is 38 I will be 41 on Christmas and I look like a f_cking beauty queen compaired to her!!
02:23 December 8, 2009 by cheribob54
Gosh, I sure didn't see this coming!
03:13 December 8, 2009 by glamelixir

WOW, she looks at least 50
03:29 December 8, 2009 by Davey-jo
Sorry, Paul Anka , who he?
03:31 December 8, 2009 by 2394040
Boring, boring, boring. I wish The Local would come up with real news, instead of all this garbage. Tiger Woods and his wife, Paul Anka and his wife. Who cares???
04:34 December 8, 2009 by volvoman9
Things that make you say Hmmm.
07:52 December 8, 2009 by misssh
time for a upgrade Paul?

good choice as your one tends to flap at the jaws way to much and looks 50+

hope you signed a good pre nup as this horebag will be after every cent of your moola
09:24 December 8, 2009 by Militant Atheist
She looks like 60 years old, the stupid cow.
11:19 December 8, 2009 by Argentina84
Puffin " She's 38??? She should sue her plastic surgeon" Hahaha
12:38 December 8, 2009 by soultraveler3
Score one for karma.
15:27 December 8, 2009 by dsc
A flawed Swede.

Where is Beynch?
17:49 December 8, 2009 by US_Fan
"This is about Anna Anka's Christmas," TV3 spokesperson Max Lagerbäck told the Expressen newspaper.

some things should not be shared....
18:00 December 8, 2009 by Bushido
They're both odd. However, Paul Anka is the oddest.

There is a brilliant insight into Paul Anka's "character. The audio is real, and the visual is represented by someone who was allegedly there. Brilliant. I wouldn't want to be Anna, for any amount of money.

you tube.com/watch?v=2LsnW0WZlKQ
21:28 December 8, 2009 by Greg in Canada
My older cousin actually went to the same high school with Paul Anka in Ottawa. He was a few years older than her but she still remembers hims as "a bit of a dork".

As for Anna, wasn't there a story about her on The Local not long ago where she criticized Swedish men and women for not having happy marriages?
15:50 December 9, 2009 by CLiv
So I guess a blow job every morning was not the answer..lol
09:50 December 10, 2009 by La Figaro
Is it just me or does she look over 50? Obviously a blow job every morning isn't enough to prevent domestic dispute. Also, I think she's quite daft, very limited in knowledge and exposure. A philandering man will always go after other women, regardless of how much she satisfies her, compare that to a man that gets bored of the same food daily
10:30 December 10, 2009 by Emmi
she looks almost like my grandmum....
11:53 December 10, 2009 by peropaco
Karma police
15:53 December 11, 2009 by manamann
You can call her a lot of things but PLEASE don't call her 38
13:49 December 12, 2009 by Sigmar
She is probably 38 after all. She is born 1971-04-28. according to swedish census of 1980. She lived at that time in Bjuv (Opalgatan 1) in southern Sweden and her name was Danuta Anna Åberg.
12:11 December 26, 2009 by Bollinger
The woman is a total disgrace.

Her comments in Swedish Television and news are totally out line

and her total lack of respect for Paul Anka, his family and friends is apalling.

Her dreadful comments about Sweden and it's good people is beyond belief.

No 1. She is not Swedish born, she is born in Poland, but was

adopted at a young age by a Swedish family.

No 2. She was never a beauty queen - or any kind of queen!

No 3. She should be stopped totally for her out-of-line language in public.

Paul Anka is a wonderful artist and song writer, his music has been part

of my life ever since he started and it's so unfortunate that he ever got

involved with this woman.

Paul, all the best for a bright new future and a happy new life.
19:40 February 5, 2010 by reader in USA
Anna if you ever in Massachusetts stop by. I don't have a gun or any money.
18:05 May 30, 2012 by superiorNorwegian
She is totally dishonest. I learned that from a personal experience I had in Florida when I was her bellhop. She had a "gratuity" slip with her, wrote down $25 on it, had me sign it (me thinking "great, I'm getting a nice tip"), took that paper back and handed me a five dollar bill. You cannot be much more blatent than that! I hope she get's NOTHING!!!!
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