Formula One marriage ends in divorce

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's wife has announced that she is filing for divorce after 24 years of marriage.

Although the grounds for divorce have not been stated, there have been reports that Slavica Ecclestone, 50, was not happy with her husband's workaholic lifestyle, especially after he underwent a triple heart bypass operation nine years ago.

He has previously stated: "The first day I won't be going into work is the day they will be lowering me into my grave."

Lawyers claim that the settlement could break records and according to The Times, friends of Mrs Ecclestone believe her husband will be keen to avoid a legal battle.

There have been reports that much of the family's wealth is kept in a trust which also owns just less that ten per cent of Formula One.

It is not known whether the couple signed a prenuptial agreement.

In related news, there have been rumours that Bob Geldof's 19-year-old daughter Peaches may be looking to divorce her musician husband Max Drummey.

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Published on: November 21, 2008

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