By now most people have heard the news about JK Rowling - that her law firm leaked that she is writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The law firm today apologized and offered to make (what I assume will be a sizable) charitable donation on her behalf.
I read every news piece I can find on this topic, not because I care about JK Rowling, but I am dying to find out what happened to the lawyer's wife and her best friend.
You see, apparently one of the lawyers in the firm let this extremely secret bit of info slip to his wife's best friend....and she then turned around and tweeted it.....and the rest, as they say, is history.
I am gob-smacked by this entire scenario. First, whose husband is telling secrets to their wife's best friend? My husband certainly exchanges pleasantries with my friends but I just don't see him sitting down and dishing the dirt about what's going on at work....how does this happen - how does something so obviously BIG slip out inadvertantly....was he showing off? sort of a "my law stuff is bigger than your husband's law stuff" as he was helping her on with her coat? sheesh.
Secondly, WHAT WAS THE BEST FRIEND THINKING? I mean, she sent it out anonymously on Twitter so it wasn't about selling info to the tabloids to make money....was it that she just couldn't hold this inside herself any longer and consequences be damned? I would love to know what her thinking was on this one. ...was it "I will bring down JK Rowling because I am sick to death of Harry Potter" or something along the lines of a 10-year-old-girl " I know something you don't know" or just plain ticked off because yes indeed, her friend's husband DOES have better law clients - I would love to know.
Finally and most importantly (at least to me) what about the wife? Now, my best friends are the absolute most important thing in the world to me after my husband and son and I would be devasted to lose them....but how could you go on being friends with somebody after this? Is this the end of their friendship? was it a lifelong friendship, impossible to replace? or simply one of convenience because their children went to the same school...how close was this friendship - I'm dying to know how this is going to play out. How do you get over something like this?
If they stay friends, will the wife have to sneak around to see her gal pal, hiding it from her husband? no more two-family vacations or Friday night potlucks....or even phone calls - maybe she will have to only communicate by texting. and we all know, that's no way to have girl-talk.
anyway, that's who I feel for the most in this - the wife, who through no fault of her own, (except perhaps for being a poor judge of character), has lost her best friend.