Upon hearing the news that his wife, Felicity Huffman had been sentenced to 14 days in prison, actor William H. Macy, through a spokesperson, announced plans to leave the marriage.
“While Mr. Macy is deeply saddened by the news of his wife’s severe 14-day prison sentence and wishes her all the best, Mr. Macy feels it’s best to move on with his life and put this regrettable chapter in his family’s history behind him,” said Macy’s spokesperson.
Word of Macy’s decision stunned friends of the couple. “Well, she’s eligible for parole in eight days,” said a mutual friend. “With good behavior she might be out sooner. Not sure why he couldn’t wait.”
For her part, Huffman is planning to make the best use of her time behind bars. She’s converted to Buddhism and plans to meditate extensively. She’s also started a program that matches convicts with university degree programs, and exhibited remarkable success at getting prisoners accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.