Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone Divorce in 58 Seconds

In a High Court hearing that lasted just under a minute, Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone got a decree nisi from a district judge. Neither Formula One head honcho, Bernie Ecclestone, nor the Croatian ex-model, Slavica, were present at the hearing.

According to the court papers, Bernie was accused by his wife, Slavica, of “unreasonable behavior” that had caused her “stress and anxiety”. The district judge arrived to the conclusion that F1 Supremo “behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent” and that their marriage had “broken down irretrievably”.

Luckily for Bernie's estimated 2.4 billion fortune, a financial settlement has not been yet agreed, since “decree nisi” actually means “non-absolute ruling”, and can be still overturned, although this appears to be the standard first stage of divorce proceedings in the United Kingdom. Also, Mr. Eccleston had previously said that he will not dispute the divorce or the legal costs involved.

Bernie, 78, and Slavica, 50, had been married since 1985 and have two daughters, Tamara and Petra. The main trouble for the Formula One tycoon now is that he placed around 1.9 billion British pounds in Slavica's name in off-shore trust funds for tax purposes almost ten years ago. Considering their marriage lasted for more than 24 years and most of his fortune was made while they were together, Slavica might get what is presumed to be the largest sum for a divorce settlement in recorded history.

The couple met in 1982, at the Italian Grand Prix, and they were married at the Kensignton and Chelsea Register Office in July 1985. Their two daughters, Tamare, 24 and Petra, 19, have a yacht named after both of them. Neither of them has yet commented in favor or against their parents divorce.
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