Who was the first wife of Victor Willing is the question many are asking following the death of his second wife. His second wife Paula Rego died on 8th June, 2022.
Who is Victor Willing?
Victor Willing, a British painter was born on 15th January, 1928 in Egypt. He was born to George Willing, his father and mother Cynthia Tomkins. He was colleagues to notable artist like Elisabeth Frinks, Michael Andrews and and Francis Bacon.
Who is the first wife of Victor Willing?
Hazel Whittington is Victor Willing first wife. She was his long time girl friend and they got married in 1951. She was an artist just like her husband Victor. Hazel lived with Victor Willing at Shalford and later to Lancaster Gate in Bayswater.
While her husband was married with her, he was cheating with his colleague student by name Paula Rego.
Paula had several abortions with Willing, because the latter did not want the relationship known to the wife.
Hazel Whittington and Victor Willing divorced in 1959. It is not clear if Hazel discovered because of the extra-marital affair Willing was having with Paula or not.
Willing join Paula Rego in Portugal after his divorce with Hazel. This is after Paula refused to abort again and kept her baby. She returned to Portugal and Victor followed her.