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Boris Becker splits with his second wife Lily

Utkarsh Bhatla
|Wed May 30 2018

Boris Becker has split with his wife Lily Becker after a 9 year marriage and 13 year relationship.

The news comes 11 months after Becker declared bankruptcy and marks another tough phase in Becker’s personal life.

“The decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn’t an easy one.” said Christian-Oliver Moser, Boris’ lawyer.

The couple have an eight year old son, Amadeus and are reportedly focussed on raising him together.

The couple had also undergone marriage therapy a couple of months back, when Lily Becker had said that they had never thought they would need therapy as a couple.

“I’ve had a rough year,” she said.

“At first, I let go completely — in every way.”

“Too much drinking, too much smoking, too much going out and not caring. I thought ‘my life sucks and I’m going to die’.

“We did couples’ therapy. It was something we never thought we would have to do. It helped. We did an hour a day for five days a week. It was nice to have the input from someone on the outside who doesn’t know you and isn’t biased.

“If you go through a really s****y time, I’m convinced you have to go through it in your way and hit rock bottom before you can come back. That’s what happened to me.” she added.

It will be interesting to see how Boris will bounce back from this divorce, as he admirably held himself together after he had declared bankruptcy 11 months back over a debt of £3.34 million.

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