Boris Becker’s ex says tennis star’s first few months in prison were ‘difficult’ for her and their son
Boris Becker’s ex and their 12-year-old son find the disgraced tennis ace’s imprisonment ‘tough’, with the former Wimbledon champion just six months into his two-and-a-half-year sentence for fraud.
Lilly Becker, the mother of the tennis star’s son Amadeus, told Daily Mail columnist Richard Eden: “It’s been tough but he’s fine because he has me as a mum.”
Speaking at a night out in London, the former Dutch model said: ‘I didn’t allow him to be consumed by this so he’s fine.
Boris Becker’s ex and their 12-year-old son find the disgraced tennis ace’s imprisonment ‘tough’
Lilly, 46, was optimistic about how the star player had adjusted to life behind bars, saying: “I’m sure he’s fine.”
The couple had been married for nine years and welcomed Amadeus in 2010. They later separated in an “amicable” divorce in 2018.
Becker has three other children from previous relationships.
Sons Noah, 28, and Elias, 23, were born to his first wife Barbara, who won custody after the couple divorced.
Becker’s girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, visited him in May in Huntercombe, accompanied by her eldest sons.
Her daughter Anna, who is a model and kept her mother’s surname, was born to waitress Angela Ermakova in 2000.
Becker’s girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, visited him in May in Huntercombe accompanied by her eldest sons.
Becker could be freed early next year but the German could be deported as soon as he is free, the Home Office confirmed earlier this year.
The 54-year-old is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for hiding £2.5million in assets and loans in a bid to avoid paying off his debts.
The three-time Wimbledon champion has been moved to the low-risk HMP Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire, having originally been sent to Wandsworth prison in April.
Becker, who was also a BBC pundit, transferred around £390,000 from his business account to others, including those of his ex-wife Barbara Becker and ex-wife Lilly (pictured), whose real name is Sharlely Becker.
According to prison sources, he spends his time playing table tennis and teaching sports science, the Mirror reported.
The former world number one was declared bankrupt in June 2017, owing his creditors almost £50million on an unpaid loan of more than £3million on his estate in Mallorca, Spain.
Becker, who was also a BBC pundit, transferred around £390,000 from his business account to others, including those of his ex-wife Barbara Becker and his ex-wife Lilly, whose real name is Sharlely Becker.
Becker (above, in 1985), who won 49 singles titles in 77 finals over 16 years, was found guilty on April 8 by Southwark Crown Court of four breaches of insolvency law between June and October 2017.
He also failed to declare his share in a £1million property in his home town of Leimen, Germany, hid a bank loan of almost £700,000 – worth £1.1million pounds sterling with interest – and hid 75,000 shares in a tech company, worth £66,000. .
Becker was found guilty on April 8 by Southwark Crown Court of four breaches of insolvency law between June and October 2017.
Each count carried a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
Judge Deborah Taylor sentenced the six-time Grand Slam champion to 30 months in prison, of which he will serve at least half.