Lilly Becker, Boris Becker’s ex-wife, will give her first interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored tonight after the tennis icon was jailed.
Boris and 45-year-old model Lilly announced their divorce in 2018 after nine years of marriage, with the former tennis pro now dating Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.
On Friday, Boris was convicted of four charges of insolvency relating to his bankruptcy, and jailed for over two years.
He was found guilty by a jury after admitting to blowing a £38 million fortune amassed during his glittering tennis career.
The case centred on Boris’s bankruptcy in 2017, which resulted from an unpaid loan of more than £3million on his luxury estate in Mallorca, Spain.
The former world number one said ‘expensive lifestyle habits’ had drained his finances, as well as a costly divorce and payments towards the upkeep of his four children.
The 54-year-old six-time Wimbledon grand slam champion will spend half of his sentence behind bars.
Now, taking to Twitter, Piers has revealed that Lilly will give him an exclusive interview tonight.
In a tweet, featuring a picture of Lilly with her ex-husband Boris, he wrote: ‘BREAKING: Tonight, fallen tennis idol Boris Becker’s ex-wife Lilly (of whom he said: ‘I may have never loved any other person with so much passion & intensity’) gives her first TV interview since he was jailed – exclusively to me, live on @PiersUncensored **Tune in at 8pm**’
Upon sentencing, Judge Deborah Taylor said that Boris showed no remorse or acceptance of guilt.
Referring to his previous conviction of tax evasion in Germany in 2002, she told the former world number one: ‘You did not heed the warning you were given and the chance you were given by the suspended sentence and that is a significant aggravating factor…
‘You have… sought to distance yourself from your offending and your bankruptcy.
‘While I accept your humiliation as part of the proceedings, there has been no humility.’
The jail term marks a marked fall from grace for one of the sport’s all-time legends and a well-known face on British television.
Boris – who lives in London – is a fixture on the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon, the tournament where he made his name.
The German marked himself out as a generational talent when he won the prestigious trophy at just 17, the first unseeded player in history to do so.
He went on to win six grand slams among his 15 career titles, as well as an Olympic gold medal and is widely considered one of the finest ever tennis players.
Piers Morgan: Uncensored continues tonight at 8pm on TalkTV.