Who is Peter Nygard Ex-Wife? – His Position on Marriage
Peter Nygard is a Finnish-Canadian clothing manufacturer and fashion executive. He was Married Once to a Model in the 1970s for a Brief Time as per Forbes. Nygard has never publicly stated who his ex-wife is and whether it is one of the women he has children with. He has said only that they were married around the year 1970, and that his wife left him after three years, “because I worked too hard,” he said in 2005.
In an interview with Hello! Canada posted to the Nygård website back in 2008, Nygård was asked if he would ever marry again. He answered, “I don’t think marriage is a necessary part of my life. I’ve certainly lost confidence in what it really means. At one time, marriage meant you had found your mate for life. It doesn’t mean that anymore.” He continued, saying he had become “disillusioned about what marriage has turned out to be. People aren’t necessarily happier when they get married. I think you can be a very good partner to someone if you have to earn that partnership every day, rather than be legally bound to do it.”
Peter Nygard Children
Peter Nygard has seven children from four different women. His three eldest children are Bianca, Åliå, and Kai, from his longtime relationship with Patricia Bickle. Bianca lives with her husband and daughter in the Bahamas as she is involved in Peter’s business. Åliå lives in Winnipeg, but also works for the company, while Kai lives in Seattle where he studies business.
Nygard also has a son Mika with Kaarina Pakka, a Finnish-Canadian. A year younger than Mika is Jessar, who lives in California. His daughter Scarlet lives in Toronto with her mother, a Polish-born woman. Lastly, there is his son Xar, born to Freya, a former model. Peter has said that he is constantly in contact with all his children and that all visit him frequently in the Bahamas.
Back in 2002, The National Post reported that Nygard was ordered by a Toronto judge to pay record child support to Kaarina Pakka, mother of their 15-year-old son Mika. He was ordered to pay $15,091 a month on an “interim basis” until they went to trial. The Post reported that Ms. Pakka’s lawyer, Harold Niman, confirmed that this was “the largest child support order for one child in Canada.”
Two years later, in 2004, The Globe and Mail reported that the matter was eventually settled out of court, signing a confidentiality agreement which prevents the details of the agreement to be made public. The Globe and Mail said that Ms. Pakka was requesting a large child support payment so her son Mika could “enjoy some of what Mr. Nygård’s other six children received,” including a hot tub, a cottage, and a nice car.
Peter Nygard Accused of raping 10 women and girls in a class-action lawsuit
Nygard has just been accused of raping 10 women. On Thursday, February 13th, 10 women filed a civil class-action lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting them at his Bahamas mansion in what is referred to as a “sex trafficking ring,” as reported by CBC News.
The women are seeking damages for the alleged rapes. Three of the women were 14 years old at the time of the alleged rapes. Three others were 15 years old. The alleged rapes took place between 2008 and 2015.
The women are not named in the lawsuit “to protect their identities because of the sensitive and highly personal nature of this matter.”
According to the lawsuit, filed in New York, Nygard “recruited, lured and enticed young, impressionable and often impoverished children and women, with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modeling opportunities to assault, rape and sodomize them.”
There are no criminal charges associated with any of the allegations.
Nygard’s lawyer has “vigorously” denied the accusations as “completely false [and] without foundation” in a statement Thursday, February 13th.
“Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam, and once and for all clearing his name,” said Jay Prober.
Peter Nygård is one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen, with his clothing company operating over 170 stores throughout North America, but less is known about his family.