Ex-Union-Tribune owner Douglas Manchester has divorced from his second wife, Russian immigrant Geniya Derzhavina. Douglas, a wealthy real estate developer, filed for dissolution of marriage in October 2019 and the parties settled their divorce just two months later.
Douglas married his first wife, Betsy, in January 1965. They divorced in 2013 after 48 years of marriage. Douglas and Betsy’s divorce lasted four years and Betsy highlighted the couple’s lavish standard of living throughout the proceeding. Betsy claimed, amongst other things, that in 2007 the parties threw a birthday party for Douglas that cost over $200,000. The parties then flew on a private jet to Costa Rica where they spent a week on a private chartered yacht. Betsy claims the Costa Rica trip cost more than $350,000. Continue reading