Boris BeckerThe separated wife said she was still married to the tennis star and refused to divorce him – four years after reports that the couple had separated.
Dutch 45-year-old model Lily Becker said she was “completely broken” when Boris was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Friday and “did not believe” what she heard, being “convinced” that he would get a lighter sentence.
“I needed to keep it together, and I don’t know how I did it,” she said.
She also told TalkTV Pierce Morgan Uncensored, she is still married to Boris, despite reports that the couple divorced in May 2018.
“I’m still his wife,” said Lily. – Whatever it is, but we are still very married, and since we left.
“It was a tense and complete true love story from the beginning. Everyone who knows us knows that. It’s not that I don’t want to get divorced. We have to do our job at the right time. “
Asked if she loved Boris, she replied: “Of course.”
She also revealed that Boris feels in prison “good” and “how can it be good”, but added: “This is not a five-star hotel?”
Boris Becker arrived in the Crown Court of Southwark on April 29 with current partner and political risk analyst Lillian de Carvalho Monteiro, who began meeting three times Wimbledon 2020 champion.
Boris Becker will appear in the Crown Court of the United States with his partner Lillian de Carvalho Monteiro on April 29
Lily Becker told Pierce Morgan uncensored on TalkTV that she is still married to Boris, despite reports that the couple divorced in May 2018.
Judge Deborah Taylor has sentenced the six-time Grand Slam champion to 30 months in prison, half of which he will serve, for concealing assets and loans of £ 2.5 million to avoid paying off debts.
The 54-year-old three-time Wimbledon champion and former world number one was declared bankrupt on June 21, 2017, lending creditors nearly £ 50 million for an unpaid loan of more than £ 3 million on his Mallorca estate in Spain.
The former BBC commentator transferred almost 427,000 euros (about £ 390,000) from his business account to others, including Ms Becker and another of his ex-wives, Barbara Feltus.
Becker, who was sentenced to two years probation for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion worth 1.7 million euros (about 1.4 million pounds) in Germany in 2002, was found guilty last month in four crimes under the Insolvency Act from June 21 to October. 3 2017
Lily Becker said she told their 12-year-old son Amadeus that “Dad has disobeyed the law and he’s on a naughty step,” but did not talk to him about the trial.
She added: “I had no chance other than to break my heart or his heart last Sunday and I don’t wish that on anyone.” It was the hardest thing I had to do with a 12-year-old.
“He just couldn’t figure it out. He still can’t. It breaks my heart, but it just made me a “tiger mom”.
Lily continued, “I just told a 12-year-old that his father is in jail, and the saddest thing is that I couldn’t figure it out because these kids are now going out on YouTube and the internet. The internet is tough.
“But he also has a love support system. He was curious and I told him we all make mistakes ”
Ms. Becker said telling her son two days later was “the hardest thing” she had ever had to do.
“I’m still his wife,” said Lily. “Whatever it is, but we are still very married and have been since we parted ways”
Boris Becker and Lily Kersenberg were married in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in June 2009.
Ms. Becker said her son is “dying” to see his father, and she hopes they will be able to visit him in prison.
Speaking about Boris Becker, she said: “Thank God, his mental health is so strong and he is probably ready for such moments. Because life with Boris is never boring, it’s headline after headline. “
The divorce of Boris and Lily Becker became known in 2018 after nine years of marriage.
Asked how she reacted to the sentencing, Ms Becker told TalkTV: “I was completely broken. I could not believe what I heard, because until the judge passed sentence, I was sure that it would be a little easier in two and a half years.
“I needed to keep it together and I don’t know how I did it.”
Ms. Becker added: “We all came together – ex-wife, kids, his current girlfriend Lillian – the first thing we did was reach out to each other.
“It’s hard because it’s public, it’s everywhere. It’s hard because everyone has their own opinion on it, that’s right. I’m here to show everyone that there are a lot of really strong women behind him, who are not here to speak for him, but to protect him. “