It was foreseeable that the sentence of Boris Becker to 2.5 years in prison would hit his family, his children and his partners – both former and current – particularly hard – but not the mud fight that was fought by and around the Beckers in the media will. After both Becker’s daughter Anna Ermakova and his estranged wife Lilly Becker had spoken out and had assured the fallen tennis ace the united support of his family during these times, Boris Becker is now speaking up himself – through his lawyer .
Apparently Boris doesn’t like what’s being spread outside his prison cell about the new, strengthened “family ties” between his ex-wife Barbara, his estranged wife Lilly and his current partner Lillian – at least when it comes from Lilly’s mouth. It was Lilly who was publicly outraged about the supposed severity of the verdict shortly after the verdict was announced: “Boris didn’t kill anyone!” she said, and a little later gave an emotional interview in which she assured that “the first”, what the Becker women did after the verdict was announced was to seek consolation and support from one another. Lilly had also emphasized that she was “still his (Boris Beckers, note) wife”.
Boris should have heard that and pissed off the German tennis legend – at least if you listen to the words of Becker’s lawyer. He spoke up on behalf of his client and does not hold back criticism: “The person who has been in complex divorce proceedings with my client for years and who, until recently, had no serious contact with the Becker family. A little restraint would be appropriate here, ”the Becker lawyer now puts Lilly in her place.
Lilly’s statements about Becker’s new partner, Lillian, were also mentioned by Becker’s lawyer: “My client’s new girlfriend is old enough to speak for herself when it’s appropriate. She doesn’t need Lilly Becker for that,” Moser clarifies.
Boris and Lilly Becker got married in 2009 and separated in 2018. The couple have their son Amadeus (12).