Speaking on Piers Morgan’s Uncensored on Tuesday, Dutch model Lilly Becker, 45, said she was “completely broken down” at sentencing and spoke of how the former Wimbledon champion, 54, had suffered. How to stay in prison.
Boris Becker’s estranged wife has broken her silence after the tennis player was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for bankruptcy fraud.
Speaking on Piers Morgan’s Uncensored on Tuesday, Dutch model Lilly Becker, 45, said she was “completely broken down” at sentencing when she spoke of how the former Wimbledon champion, 54, had suffered. How to stay in prison.
Lilly tells Piers that Boris is “doing the best and the best”, before being taken into custody “not exactly a five-star hotel is it?”
The six-time Grand Slam champion arrived at Wandsworth Jail on Friday after he was sentenced to 30 months at Southwark Crown Court, of which he will serve half his sentence, for hiding £2.5million in assets and loans to avoid repayment.
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Boris went to Southwark Crown Court for sentencing with his current partner, political risk analyst Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. The couple started dating in 2020.
But Lilly was there in the courtroom. Speaking of the moment the judge sentenced Boris, she told TalkTV: “I was completely devastated.
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing because I was convinced, until the judge gave her verdict, that he would be a little lighter than two and a half years.
“I had to keep it together and I don’t know how I did it.”
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Lilly said she still “loves” his wife Boris even though they broke up 4 years ago.
She told Piers: “I am very much still his wife. Maybe estranged wife but we are still very much married and have been since we split up.”
Lilly said their romance was a “complete, true love story”.
“Everybody who knows us knows this,” she said. “It’s not that I don’t want a divorce. We should handle our affairs at the appropriate time.”
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When Piers asked if she still loved Boris, she replied: “Of course she does.”
Lilly said those closest to Boris had “pulled each other”, and that she and his girlfriend Lilian reached out shortly after his sentencing.
“I’m here to show everyone that he has a lot of really strong women behind him, and the ones here aren’t here to speak for him, but to protect him,” she said. .
Lily also said telling their 12-year-old son his dad was going to jail was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do”.
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“I had to split it with him,” she said. “We as a family deliberately didn’t talk about the trial or anything.
“But I had no choice but to break my heart – or indeed his – last Sunday. I don’t wish this to anyone. It’s the hardest thing that’s ever happened. I used to have to.”
She says her son is “dead” to see his father, and she hopes they can visit him in prison.
“Thank God, his mental health is fine and he’s probably prepared for these moments,” she said. “Life with Boris is never boring, it’s headline after title.”
Lilly and the tennis star announced their divorce in 2018 after 9 years of marriage.
Becker, who was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion worth 1.7 million euros (£1.4 million) in Germany in 2002, was found guilty last month of four offenses under the Bankruptcy Act from June 21 to October 3, 2017.
The three-time Wimbledon champion and former world number one was declared bankrupt on June 21, 2017, owed almost £50 million to creditors, because of an outstanding loan of more than £3 million on the property. his in Majorca, Spain.
The former BBC commentator transferred nearly 427,000 euros (£390,000) from his business account to others, including Ms Becker and his other ex-wife Barbara Feltus.
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