|Photograph of Evelyn by Howard Coster, 1930. In the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. |
Waugh married Evelyn Gardner June 27, 1928, over the objections of her family. In July 1929 Evelyn-She said a mutual friend John Heygate had become her lover. She left Waugh and he filed for divorce Sept. 3, 1929. This portrait was taken the following year, during which year Waugh converted to Catholicism. In 1936 their marriage was annulled so that Waugh and Laura Herbert, who was from an aristocratic Catholic family, could be married in the Catholic Church.