Warning: SPOILERS for The Crown Season 6
- Kelly Fisher’s relationship with Dodi Fayed ended after he met Princess Diana, causing him to dump her via phone call on the same day their relationship was reported in the press.
- Fisher accused Fayed of two-timing her and Diana, leading her to retain attorney Gloria Allred and consider suing him before dropping the case after their deaths.
- Fisher is now married to Mikhail Movshina, a pilot, and lives in Aiken, South Carolina, where she works as a property developer and is no longer a public figure.
Kelly Fisher, played by Erin Richards, is introduced in The Crown season 5 finale, but the fiancée of Dodi Fayed (Khalil Abdalla) won’t actually marry him. Kelly becomes part of the love triangle set up by the end of The Crown season 5, which is further explored in the Netflix show’s subsequent outing. Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw), invites his friend, Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), and her sons to vacation on his yacht in Saint-Tropez in the summer of 1997. This sets off a tragic chain of events that leads to the deaths of Dodi and Diana on August 31, 1997.
Kelly Fisher is an American model who became romantically involved with Dodi Fayed in 1996. They met in Paris that summer, and by November, the two reportedly got engaged (via Newsweek). The Crown season 5 changed the timeline of the engagement, depicting it as happening in the summer of 1997 before he and Diana met in Saint-Tropez. In real life, Fisher said their wedding was meant to take place on August 9, 1997. She returned to Los Angeles to prepare for the wedding while Dodi went to Saint-Tropez, but he met Diana, leading to his love affair with the princess and the breakup of his engagement with Fisher.
What Happened To Kelly Fisher In The Aftermath of Dodi & Diana
As seen in The Crown season 6, Dodi Fayed and Kelly Fisher’s relationship didn’t last long after he met Princess Diana. In real life, Fisher claimed Fayed dumped her via phone call soon after he got involved with Diana in the summer of 1997, on the same day their relationship was reported by the press (via GoodTo.com). The model accused Fayed of two-timing her and Diana in an interview with the News of the World, for which Fisher was paid £200,000. Kelly retained famed attorney Gloria Allred as her legal counsel, and she intended to sue Fayed but dropped the case following the deaths of Dodi Fayed and Diana.
The Crown season 5 insinuates that Mohamed Al-Fayed disapproved of his son “marrying a model,“ even though he wed Finnish model and socialite Heini Wathén in 1985. He’s shown maneuvering Diana into meeting Dodi in Saint-Tropez in The Crown season 6, with the hopes that his son could marry into the royal family. Despite Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles and her estrangement from the House of Windsor, Fayed could have been stepfather to a future king and fathered his own children with Diana. Based on the dismissive treatment of her, Fisher didn’t seem to factor into Al-Fayed’s plans as they play out in The Crown.
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Where Kelly Fisher Is Today
Kelly Fisher is now Kelly Movshina. She married Mikhail Movshinna, who is a pilot, and the couple lives in Aiken, South Carolina, with their daughter, Alexandra Grace. Fisher left modeling and now works as a property developer, and is no longer a public figure. She no longer talks about her relationship with Dodi Fayed after she sold her story for £200,000 to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Although Kelly Fisher’s relationship with Dodi Fayed comes to an end in The Crown, it’s possible that she could return in season 6 as all the characters continue to deal with the aftermath of Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana’s deaths.
The Crown season 6 part 1 is streaming on Netflix