The businessman whose wife left him for shamed former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has had better news: getting to split a near £1m dividend, MailOnline has discovered.
Newly single Oliver Tress, founder director of posh lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas, shared the sum of £990,000 with just one other fellow director during the year to December 31, accounts show.
The eye-watering pay day comes despite Oliver Bonas, which sells fashion and homeware, furloughing staff with money from the Treasury's Job Retention Scheme during the Covid-19 crisis.
Oliver Tress with Gina Coladangelo, who left him for shamed former Health Secretary Matt Hancock
Mr Tress, 54, who attended Marlborough College and Durham University before founding the store, has been married to Gina Coladangelo for about 12 years.
But their relationship hit the rocks after Ms Coladangelo, 44, and her then boss at the Health Ministry Mr Hancock, also married, were exposed for having a tryst.
CCTV Images of Ms Coladangelo and 43-year-old Mr Hancock locked in a lover's clinch in his office were widely published in June, leading to his resignation from Government.
She reportedly fled the £4.5 family home she shares with Mr Tress after the affair was exposed, and is understood to now be in an ongoing relationship with Mr Hancock, who in turn walked out on his wife and young children.
It's not clear how Mr Tress and his co-director Timothy Hollidge split the £990,000 dividend between them, but the mega payout eclipsed the firm's £708,039 post tax profit for the year, the documents show.
The dividend bonanza was revealed in accounts for Oliver