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Max Clifford was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault dating back to 1977Getty

Max Clifford's wife has filed for divorce days after the celebrity publicist was jailed for several counts of historical sexual abuse against teenage girls.

His 51-year-old wife Jo has reportedly started divorce proceedings against her millionaire husband.

Mrs Clifford formerly worked as a PA to the disgraced PR guru. They married in April, 2010, seven years after the death of his first wife, Liz.

Mrs. Clifford was noticeably absent during her husband's trial under Operation Yewtree and on the day he received his guilty verdicts, she was spotted without her wedding ring, strolling in the Cotswolds village, close to her £600,000 three-bedroom cottage.

Celebrity divorce lawyer Raymond Tooth confirmed that Mrs Clifford had instructed him to begin divorce proceedings.

"They are divorcing. There are no disputed matters. Everything has been sorted out amicably so it's all done," he revealed.

A source close to the family said: "The divorce was nothing to do with the court case. The fault lines were there long before and the separation has been amicable."

It is understood that the divorce is in its very early stages, with the decree nisi yet to be formally granted by a judge.

A source added: "It's just a matter of time before the judge does grant it and then it will be a few weeks before the decree absolute is issued and the divorce is official."

Mr Tooth is renowned for negotiating multi-million pound settlements and has represented numerous celebrity clients including Irina Abramovich, former wife of billionaire Chelsea Football Club chairman Roman, Jude Law's former wife Sadie Frost and rock star Eric Clapton's ex, Pattie Boyd.

Max Clifford is the first person to be convicted under Operation Yewtree and was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault against four girls between 1977 and 1985.

He was jailed at Southwark Crown Court on May 2 and sentenced to eight years in prison.