11 euros pocket money per week
Lilian visits Becker in prison for the first time
05/06/2022, 12:13 p.m
Boris Becker has been in London’s Wandsworth prison for a week. Now he gets his first visit from his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. He’ll be happy about that – because everyday life in prison doesn’t leave much time for joy.
Former tennis star Boris Becker received his first visit from his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro in London’s Wandsworth prison. This is shown by pictures that are available in the “Bild” newspaper. Lilian can be seen in black jeans, a light blue denim jacket and white sneakers. She covers her face with a black Puma baseball cap and dark sunglasses as she walks towards the visitor entrance to the correctional facility.
She carries a large sports bag with her, also from the sporting goods manufacturer from Herzogenaurach. Boris Becker was the face of Puma for many years and was instrumental in the company’s meteoric rise in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Lilian, who had also followed the trial of Becker in the courtroom, broke down in tears after the verdict was announced last Friday, according to trial observers. After an air kiss in the direction of Becker, which was immediately removed, Lilian and a friend are said to have retired to their apartment in the Kensington district. Since then, she has only been spotted once by photographers on a walk.
Boris Becker’s everyday life in prison
As the “Bild” newspaper reports, Becker is allowed to leave his cell for 30 minutes every day. He probably doesn’t get much to eat either: the portions are small, as a prison worker told the newspaper. Becker is said to have eaten minced meat and vegetables at the weekend. And he can’t buy much more either, because according to the newspaper, the tennis pro only receives 10 pounds pocket money per week – the equivalent of 11.75 euros.
Becker has to follow a strict daily routine in prison. As the “Bild” newspaper reports, he is woken up every day at 7 a.m. Breakfast is an hour later. Apparently he’s only allowed to shower twice a week. And after 7 p.m. the cell is locked and you are not allowed to leave it.
A week ago on Friday afternoon, the court sentenced Boris Becker to 30 months in prison, which was carried out immediately. The judge and the jury saw it as proven that he had deliberately concealed funds and possessions in his bankruptcy proceedings in order to protect them from the insolvency administrator’s access. Becker and his team can still appeal the guilty verdict and the sentence.