Boris Becker’s estranged wife Lilly is facing trial over allegations she owes a substantial amount of money to a former lover, something she vehemently denies.
According to a German publication imageThe 47-year-old is accused of owing £186,626.50 to TV producer Pierre Uebelhack, with some of that money used to hire a private detective to investigate her husband, Boris Becker, 56.
They report that Uebelhack gave £21,400 to Mrs Becker directly to pay KDM Security Consulting in Frankfurt amid her suspicions that Mr Becker – with whom she has a 14-year-old son called Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker – was hiding money from her. .
At a public hearing at a Munich regional court, presiding judge Dr Robert Englmann heard that Uebelhack gave Ms Becker the full money in two loan contracts of £132,310 and £23,910.
The subsequent difference of almost £30,000 is due to interest and legal fees. However, he is also suing over a £265,000 loan he granted her in London, Bild adds.
Lilly Becker faces trial in Munich for owing £186,626.50 to TV producer Pierre Uebelhack
She reportedly spent £21,400 of Uebelhack’s money investigating her ex-husband, Boris.
Boris and Lilly Becker married in 2009 before separating in 2018; they are still separated
German reports claim Lilly hired a detective amid suspicions Boris was hiding money from her.
As well as investigating Mr Becker, £77,000 of Uebelhack’s money was used to pay tax debts for his participation in a German dance competition television show. Let’s Dance in 2014.
Another outlay was spending £2,100 on his grandmother’s birthday.
However, in Ms. Becker’s view, due to their close relationship between fall 2018 and early 2021, the money was a “donation” and not a loan.
She claims they “shared a table and bed” and remained friends afterwards.
However, the judge quoted Uebelhack as saying of the relationship: “We loved each other, but we were not a couple.”
With such opposing views, Judge Englmann has declared that both have until the end of March to reach an agreement. If this does not happen, a trial will be held on April 10 in which evidence will be collected, with possible criminal consequences for fraud.
And in an attempt to dispel this, Bild adds that Becker’s close friend Thorsten Weck, 54, is said to have offered Uebelhack £43,000 to settle all claims, but Uebelhack rejected the offer.
Mrs. Becker, née Kerssenberg, was born in Rotterdam and is an actress and model. She married Becker in Switzerland in 2009 and the couple’s Berlin-based lawyer confirmed her and three-time Wimbledon champion’s breakup in May 2018.
Becker’s close friend Thorsten Weck, 54, is said to have offered Uebelhack £43,000 to settle all claims, something the latter has denied with another court hearing on the horizon.
Christian-Oliver Moser told German news agency DPA: “The decision after a 13-year relationship and nine years of marriage was not easy.”
In December 2022, Becker, who had lived in the United Kingdom since 2012, was released from prison after serving eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence.
The six-time Grand Slam champion was jailed in April of that year for hiding £2.5m in assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.
Becker was expected to remain in prison for half of his sentence, but was approved for a fast-track plan in which foreign nationals are deported if certain conditions are met.
The former world number one tennis player and BBC commentator was deported because he is a foreign national without British citizenship who received a prison sentence of more than 12 months. He will not be allowed into the UK until October at the earliest.
Becker, a three-time Wimbledon champion, was jailed in April 2022 for hiding £2.5m in assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.
Since his release, Becker has made several appearances as he seeks to rebuild his public persona.
Last fall he announced his return to tennis when he revealed that he was coaching rising Danish star Holger Rune.
However, on February 6 it was announced that he had parted ways with Rune after less than five months.
Becker said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that he didn’t have enough time to work with Rune among other responsibilities.
“We started this partnership with the initial goal of reaching the ATP Finals at the end of last year, but going forward I realized that for this to be successful, I would need to be available to Holger much more than I can. Due to responsibilities professional and private, now I can’t give Holger what he needs,” Becker wrote.
Becker recently stopped coaching Danish tennis star Holger Rune after five months together.
Becker and Rune began working together in October, initially until the end of 2023. Becker said in November that they would also work together in 2024.
Rune, 20, ranked No. 7, was eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open last month.