Last month, Beth Shak, the World Series Poker player with 1,200 pairs of shoes, was getting sued by her ex-husband, Daniel Shak, over her extensive designer footwear collection. On Tuesday, he suddenly dropped the suit, allowing Beth to keep her high-priced heels.
Daniel told the court that Beth hid her collection, which is estimated to be worth around $1 million, from him while they were married, and was asking for 35 percent of the collections’s value. But Beth debunked that claim by testifying that her husband had signed off on detailed billing statements regarding the shoes. So busted! Dan then told his lawyer to drop the suit, to which the judge happily obliged and said, “Well, thanks for wasting everyone’s time.” Indeed.
Beth told the New York Post:
“It was pretty obvious he knew he was going to lose. Dan looked like a buffoon in there.”
The reason why Beth has such a shoe menagerie gives us a serious case of the sads. Beth said she bought all those pairs of Christian Louboutin heels so she could try and forget about a loveless marriage:
“There was such a lack of emotion and love in my relationship that I filled that void with shopping. I was shopping endlessly, I couldn’t stop. I wanted love and emotional support and affection, but there was nothing. He would say, ‘Stop! Get away from me!’ I tried to keep track of what I was buying, but I lost control. He would always say, ‘I’m busy! Leave me alone! Just go shopping or something!’ And I would give in and just go do it.”
We’re glad Beth won and that she’s out of that marriage. And on the bright side, she now has endless shoe options to wear on dates. You go, girl!