It’s finally over! Boris Becker and his wife Lily Becker are now officially divorcing after years of separation. According to the former tennis star’s lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser, Becker has applied for the final dissolution of the marriage. “There is a court date in this regard in September, but the parties are not required to appear in person.” “Bunte” had already reported on the impending divorce.
The official date will be September 18 in London. There was no official confirmation initially. Lili and Boris Becker have son Amadeus, 13. The German tennis icon, 55, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in London in April 2022 for hiding assets worth millions of euros from his bankruptcy administrators. He was released in December 2022, immediately deported to Germany and is not currently allowed to travel to his former adopted home of Great Britain.
“Both the husband and wife had already agreed for divorce in 2018. The relevant applications were received by the responsible court in England at approximately the same time,” said lawyer Moser. “A court decision (decree nisi) was then issued.” Under English law, a so-called decree nisi is first required to initiate a divorce. The earliest a person applying for divorce can apply for a so-called decree absolute is six weeks and one day later. If this is granted, the divorce is final.
Moser stressed: “The question of child support is not the subject of these proceedings. As soon as these are finally fixed, my client will certainly meet his maintenance obligations in full. The three-time Wimbledon winner also believes the personal insolvency proceedings will end soon, the statement said.
By now Baker had to hand over part of his income to insolvency administrators. According to recent statements, he lives in Italy with his partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.