The fifth season of The Crown captured part of Dodi Al Fayed’s life and the empire his father built. It immortalized the relationship with Sydney Johnson, the one-time valet to Edward, Duke of Windsor and also showed Kelly Fisher, the woman Dodi was about to marry.
Fisher is an American model that Dodi met on American soil, the young woman came to work for big brands like Armani and Calvin Klein. The two met in 1996 and the Egyptian fell in love with the charms of the Californian, but a drastic change in destiny led her to be one step away from the altar.
Relationship of Dodi Al Fayed and Kelly Fisher
The relationship between the two was going great, the tycoon even gave her an engagement ring, curiously similar to the one that the then Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana.
Fisher left his native country and settled with Dodi in France, where he lived his idyll with an income subsidized by his partner and with the security of an affluent life. The businessman had even bought a mansion in Malibu where the “happy couple” would live when they married.
Six months earlier, the couple had become engaged. Their marriage was scheduled for August 9, 1997 when, two days before the wedding, the international press published photos of the princess in a compromising pose with Al Fayed, which meant the end of the relationship and sadness for Fisher.
Humiliated and heartbroken was Kelly when she found out that her fiancé was having an affair with Princess Diana.
According to The Sun, the model was 30 years old when she ended her relationship with Dodi. The two were together for 13 months.
Mohamed Al Fayed, Dodi’s father, did not agree with this romance and was the one who orchestrated the meeting of his son with Princess Diana.
After the end of their relationship, the model would not stay quiet and her revenge was scandal. She hired a lawyer, sued her ex-fiancé and even held a press conference to air details of her affair with the Egyptian heir.
With the death of Dodi and Princess Diana, the model dropped the lawsuit.
“It broke my heart to see the pictures of Diana and Dodi together…. That was too much for me,” Kelly went on to reveal in an interview with The Sun.
As time went on, she got her life back on track. She married a pilot named Mikhail Movshina and had a daughter named Alexandra Grace.