Petra Ecclestone has credited her three children for "pushing her through" her divorce from ex-husband James Stunt.
The 29-year-old heiress of Formula One finally reached a divorce settlement in October, after six years of marriage, and has now spoken of her separation from James in an interview with Hello! magazine.
Reflecting on how she "fixed" herself with divorce, Petra admitted: "I think it was the children." I did not have the option of going to bed, depressing myself and feeling sorry for myself.
Advancing: Petra Ecclestone has credited her three children for "pushing her through" her divorce from former husband James Stunt in an interview with Hello! magazine
Petra shares three children with former James; daughter Lavinia, five, and two twin sons, Andrew and James, three.
She credited her offspring for distracting her from the public split, and added: "I had to wake up for them. They pushed me through that.
Petra and the 36-year-old billionaire James were granted a quick divorce after a five-minute hearing last year. It came six years after they were married at a £ 12 million ceremony held at a castle in Italy.
While the details of the divorce settlement were not disclosed, it was reported that James signed a £ 16 million prenuptial agreement with Petra, which is scheduled to launch a specialized center, Petra & # 39; s Place, in Fulham for Help children with autism later this week. Custody of the couple's three children in January.
Everywhere: the heiress of Formula One, 29, finally reached a divorce settlement in October, after six years of marriage with ex-husband James Stunt (pictured above in 2013)
His Rocks: Reflecting on how he "faced" divorce, Petra admitted: "I think it was the children." They pushed me through that.
Breeding: Petra shares three children; daughter Lavinia, five, and two twin sons, Andrew and James, three, with their ex
Speaking very well of her children, Petra added in her last interview that Lavinia, Andrew and James are very ingrained, with the socialite making sure to teach their children that "love is more important than wealth".
He says that from an early age he learned that "people are greedy" when it comes to money and his father, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, 87, told him "not to trust people".
Petra, who said she wants to have at least two more children and is considering adopting, also talked about her new romance with her boyfriend Sam Palmer and admitted that finding love again has been "totally unexpected."
New love: Petra also talked about her new romance with her boyfriend Sam Palmer and admitted that having found love again has been "totally unexpected"
She and Sam started dating at the end of last year, he is friends with Jay Rutland, the husband of his sister Tamara Ecclestone.
Petra confessed that she thought she would be "unmarried for the rest of her life" after her divorce, but that "luckily she found someone incredible."
She previously told the magazine YOU of Mail On Sunday about their new relationship: "It's very early in the dating".
"All this is quite strange because my life was not as difficult as I expected." I thought he was not the guy who believed in divorce.
& # 39; I go to church and I got married thinking that I would be with that person for the rest of my life. But things happen for a reason and, whatever the reason, I now have my three children.
Happy: Petra confessed that she thought she would be "single for the rest of her life" after her divorce, but that she "fortunately found someone amazing" in Sam
Mutual connections: Petra's new boyfriend, Sam, is friends with his sister Tamara Eccelstone (above), husband Jay Rutland