Former Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore, 67, has reportedly separated from his wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, 37, after nine years of marriage.
The Italian businessman and the model were photographed at a law firm in Milan just before Christmas, where they are said to have signed divorce papers.
The couple, who are based in Monaco, have since spent the holidays apart with Briatore jetting to Kenya with their son Nathan Falco, seven, on Boxing Day.
According to the divorce papers seen by Italian weekly magazine Oggi, Gregoraci will remain in Monaco and move into a separate house paid for by Briatore.
She will reportedly also be paid ‘abundant’ maintenance and keep the couple’s luxury penthouse in Rome as she frequently travels there for work.
The magazine states that the separation is mutual, and adds that this is evident by the pair arriving and leaving the law firm in the same car on December 23.
Neither Briatore nor his much younger former spouse have commented on the alleged divorce, but both have posted images on social media with their son – and without the other – over the holiday season.
Both Briatore and Gregoraci, who still describes herself as ‘loving wife’ on her Instagram, posted photographs of themselves with their son – not each other – to wish their followers a Happy New Year.
The businessman since seen frolicking on the beach in Kenya with their son as recent as Wednesday.
A representative for Briatore and Gregoraci told MailOnline they will not comment on the matter at the moment as Briatorie is still in Kenya.
The couple married in Rome in 2008, before welcoming their son into the world two years later.
Briatore is the former Renault team principal, but was forced out of F1 for his involvement in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix ‘crashgate’ saga, resigning from his post the following September.
He was initially banned for life from F1, but this was later lifted.
He has previously admitted that becoming a father to son Falco made him ‘much calmer’ after years of being renowned as a playboy.
The businessman is also the biological father to Heidi Klum’s ten-year-old daughter Helene ‘Leni’ Samuel, but has no part in her life after she was adopted by the supermodel’s now-estranged husband Seal in 2009.
Klum and Briatore split after he was spotted kissing another woman while she was pregnant with Leni.
Before dating Klum, he was in an on-off relationship with another supermodel, Naomi Campbell, but she ended things with Briatore and claimed he had wanted her to be a ‘trophy’.
Originally published at Daily Mail
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