Nah, people just want him to pay because he's rich and famous. Bugger the law, because he's rich. Law good when it protects the little folk. Law bad when it also protects rich man. Its just reverse snobbery and engineered outrage by the tabloids.
Being famous is nothing to do with it. I would have the same point of view about anybody in the same circumstances. If he was a banker would people be sympathetic to him? probably not in today's climate.
My view is that if you are in a long term partnership and have children together then you are as good as married. Letting your partner be declared bankrupt is shameful when you could easily afford to pay off the debt.
I will avoid watching anything with Mr Meanie in from now on.