Tennis star Boris Becker and wife separate after 13 years
BERLIN (AP) — Former German tennis star Boris Becker and his wife Lilly have separated.
The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that a Berlin lawyer for the two confirmed the breakup of three-time Wimbledon winner Becker, 50, and his Dutch model wife, who is 41 years old.
Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told dpa “the decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn’t an easy one.”
Moser said the couple’s main concern now was the wellbeing of their son Amadeus and that the separation was “amicable.”
The former couple wed in June 2009 and announced they were expecting a child within the same month.
Becker has two grown children from a previous marriage to German-American actress and designer Barbara Feltus. He also has an 18-year-old daughter with model Angel Ermakova.
In recent years, Becker mainly made headlines with rumors about his financial problems. NVG