They married in an Italian castle and were serenaded by an array of pop stars.
But almost six years after their £12million fairy-tale nuptials, Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Petra is divorcing her husband James Stunt in what could be the biggest settlement in celebrity history.
The youngest daughter of the billionaire Formula One tycoon is embroiled in a bitter battle with her estranged husband over their £5.5billion fortune.
The pair have hired some of the country’s most high profile divorce lawyers to represent them in High Court hearings, which are expected to start next month.
Their £158million mansion in Los Angeles and a Grade II-listed pile in the fashionable London district of Chelsea – worth up to £100million – are expected to just some of the assets fought over.
Extraordinary details of their bitter marriage were laid bare during a highly-charged court hearing yesterday.
Mr Stunt, once rumoured to be worth an estimated £3.3billion, was abusive, violent and took overdoses during his marriage to the glamorous heiress, the court heard.
The couple are believed to have first met on a blind date in 2006. They have three children together – daughter Lavinia, four, and twin sons James Jr and Andrew, who are two.
The businessman, who runs an international gold bullion firm, was yesterday accused of behaving in a ‘disgraceful’ and ‘unedifying’ way prior to the hearing.
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