A Jewish man and his father's wife are forbidden to each other forever, even after his father dies or divorces her. (Issurei Biah 2:1)

A non-Jewish man and his father's wife are forbidden to each other, even after his father dies. (Melachim uMilchamot 9:5-6)

Does the prohibition continue if she and his father divorce?

This question says yes, but a comment says no. One possible difficulty is that divorce for non-Jews is a rather informal affair and it might be harder to tell when she becomes permitted.

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    It seems she is forbidden; unless one of them convert(maybe even in his lifetime). Is a divorce less severe than death, that she should be permitted? Nov 16 '18 at 8:56
  • R' Weiner's Sefer 7 Mitzvot answers yes, quoting R' Shteif's Sefer Mitzvot Hashem p. 392. Need to find that passage and make it an answer. Nov 26 '18 at 20:38

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