TENNIS ace Boris Becker was a big star on center court, but his life away from the sport he loved wasn’t always so successful.
The German was one of the most talented players of his generation and a great TV pundit… but now he’s become it sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
Has Boris Becker divorced his wife Lilly and who is Barbara?
Former German tennis star and father of four Boris Becker and his wife Lilly announced their divorce in May 2018 after nine years of marriage.
Becker and the Dutch model, who is nine years younger, have been married since 2009.
The couple’s Berlin lawyer confirmed the separation of three-time Wimbledon winner Becker from his Dutch model wife.
Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told the German news agency DPA: “The decision after 13 years of relationship and nine years of marriage was not easy for me.”
Moser said the couple’s main concern was the well-being of their son Amadeus and insisted their split was entirely “amicable”.
In what has been described as “the most expensive quickie in history,” Bekcer notoriously had sex with a waitress at Nobu Japanese restaurant in London.
As a result of the encounter, Angela Ermakova gave birth to his daughter Anna, who is now 17 years old. Becker was then ordered to pay a lump sum believed to be around £2million in child support.
His first wife Barbara, with whom he has two children, divorced him soon after. She was reportedly given £10million and the keys to her Florida home.
Barbara is a German-American fashion designer, born in 1966 to a father who was a lieutenant in the US Medical Corps and a mother who was a teacher.
How many children does Boris Becker have and who are their mothers?
Boris Becker has four children.
Noah and Elias were born to the first wife, Barbara, who received custody of them after the divorce proceedings.
Born to waitress Angela Ermakova, Anna is now a model and keeps her mother’s surname.
In 2010, Boris and his second wife Lilly announced the birth of Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker.
Who is Boris Becker and what are his greatest successes in tennis?
Boris Becker was born in 1967 in Leimen, Germany.
He turned professional in 1984 and just a year later won Wimbledon and became the youngest-ever champion at the All-England Club.
Two more Wimbledon titles followed in 1986 and 1989, as well as a US Open in 1989 and the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996.
But like so many great Wimbledon stars of this generation, Becker never managed to adapt to the clay surface at the French Open and got no further than three semi-finals at Roland Garros.
What has Boris Becker been up to since retiring from tennis?
Becker worked with the BBC to commentate on Wimbledon from 2003 to 2014.
He also appeared on Top Gear on the same channel as the Star in a Budget Car.
Becker left his BBC commentary role in 2014 to coach Novak Djokovic and help him win six of his 20 Grand Slam titles.
The couple separated in 2016.
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