Catherine was William Durants second wife. If fact, he married Catherine one day after his first wifes divorce was final. They lived a lavish life. Of course, Ward and Vicky joined this exciting life till he walked out on Vicky. Catherine was interviewed for a book about her husband and mentioned that Ward was in trouble because he got married again without divorcing Vicky. It is possible that Ward wanted to get away from Vicky because she felt entitled to part of a fortune that Ward may or may not have had.
This information came to me from an author in Canada. In my next post I will tell you more of the intrigue when Ward left Vicky.