Boris Becker’s ex Lilly says disgraced tennis star’s first six months in prison have been ‘tough’ for her and their 12-year-old son

  •  Boris Becker’s ex and son, 12, finding the disgraced star’s imprisonment ‘tough’
  •  Former Wimbledon champion is six months into two-and-a-half-year sentence
  •  He was convicted of fraud in April after hiding £2.5m to avoid paying off debts

Boris Becker’s ex and their 12-year-old son are finding 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 doing good because he’s got me as a mum.’ 

Speaking at a party in London, the Dutch former model said: ‘I haven’t allowed him to be consumed by this, so he’s going to be OK.’

Boris Becker’s ex and their 12-year-old son are finding the disgraced tennis ace’s imprisonment ‘tough’

Lilly, 46, was upbeat about how the star player has 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 split 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 of them following the couple’s divorce.

Becker’s now-girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, visited him in May at Huntercombe accompanied by his eldest sons

His daughter Anna, who is a model and has kept her mother’s surname, was born to waitress Angela Ermakova in 2000.

Becker’s now-girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, visited him in May at Huntercombe accompanied by his eldest sons. 

Becker could be released early next year, but the German could face deportation as soon as he walks free, the Home Office confirmed earlier this year.

The 54-year-old is currently serving two-and-a-half years for hiding £2.5 million in assets and loans in an attempt to avoid paying off his debts. 

The three-time Wimbledon champion was moved to the low-risk jail HMP Huntercombe in Oxfordshire, after initially being sent to Wandsworth jail 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 estranged wife Lilly (pictured), whose real name is Sharlely Becker

According to prison sources, he fills his time with games of table tennis and teaching sports science, the Mirror reported. 

The former world number one was declared bankrupt in June 2017, owing creditors almost £50million over 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 estranged 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 at Southwark Crown Court of four Insolvency Act offences 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 with interest – and concealed 75,000 shares in a tech firm, valued at £66,000.

Becker was found guilty on April 8 at Southwark Crown Court of four Insolvency Act offences 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’ imprisonment, of which he will serve at least half.

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