Boris Becker, 55, cosies up to his glamorous girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, 32, at the Mallorca Championships tennis tournament
Boris Becker and his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro looked smitten as they watched the gala opening of the Mallorca Championships tennis tournament on Saturday.
The former world number-one tennis player, 55, rocked a blue striped suit jacket, which he teamed with a white shirt, trousers and trainers.
Political risk analyst Lilian, 32, cut a chic figure in a white wrap around tuxedo style top and white trousers.
She accessorised with gold drop earrings while tying her brunette locks into a ponytail.
Lilian oozed sophistication as she finished her outfit off with open toe heels and a black clutch.
Going strong: Boris Becker and his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro looked loved up at the gala opening of the Mallorca Championships tennis tournament on Saturday
So sweet: The glamorous couple enjoyed a drink together, with Lilian tenderly putting her arm around Boris
The pair looked loved up as ever as they stepped out to enjoy the low-key outing and were seen holding hands as they walked the red carpet.
As the day went on, the glamorous couple enjoyed a drink together, with Lilian tenderly putting her arm around Boris.
Lilian is reported to speak five languages including German, English and her native Portuguese. She earned a Master’s degree aged 25.
It is thought she started dating the disgraced six-time grand slam winner in the summer of 2020, after he split with his ex-wife Lilly in 2018 following nine years of marriage.
She was in her 40s when she first met father-of-four – who had been married twice before, to Lilly between 2009 and 2018, and Barbara Becker from 1993 to 2001.
The couple were seen kissing and enjoying the warm weather on a boat trip in Ibiza in the summer of 2021.
Boris is not allowed back on UK soil until October 2024.The tennis great served eight months of his two-and-a-half year sentence for hiding millions of pounds worth of assets to avoid paying off debts.
He served time at HMP Wandsworth and Category C Huntercombe Prison near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
All white: Lilian cut a chic figure in a wrap around tuxedo style top and white trousers and accessorised with gold earrings and a black clutch
Smitten: The pair looked loved up as ever as they gazed into one another’s eyes
Loyal lady: Lilian was a constant presence by Becker’s side while attending court hearings and even blew him a goodbye kiss after he was jailed
Disgraced: The three-time Wimbledon champion landed a two-and-a-half-year jail term in April 2022 for hiding millions in assets despite having declared himself bankrupt
The six-time Grand Slam singles champion was released from prison in December and deported to his native Germany.
In an interview with 5 Live Breakfast, the three-time Wimbledon champion said incarceration was a ‘real punishment’ but that he had discovered that he is a ‘survivor’.
Speaking ahead of the release of a new documentary about his life and career, Becker said that the time in prison was a ‘real punishment’ and that anyone who said it wasn’t very hard was dishonest.
‘It’s a real punishment. It’s supposed to be a punishment, being incarcerated and anyone who says prison life isn’t hard and isn’t difficult is lying.
‘I think it’s a really difficult life and from where I am coming from, I’ve never been incarcerated before so it was a very brutal, new, very different experience to what you see in the movies or what you heard from stories.’
Becker said he had been forced to make friends with the ‘tough boys’ in prison to make sure he was safe, saying prison is ‘very dangerous’.
‘Prison is very dangerous. As I said, it’s a dangerous place, you fight every day for survival.
‘I was surrounded by murderers, by drug dealers, by rapists, by people smugglers, by dangerous criminals.
‘Quickly you have to surround yourself with the ‘tough boys’ as I would call them, because you need protection. If you think you are better than everybody else, then you lose. So that was the harsh reality of this every day, facing different people.
The former tennis ace said he learned a lot about himself while in prison, including that he is a ‘mensch’ – a German word for a person with integrity.
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