The former Wimbledon star has been in prison in London for almost two weeks – but only one person has visited him there so far.
April 29, 2022 marked the low point in the life of the tennis legend. Boris Becker (54) was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by judge Deborah Taylor at Southwark Crown Court in London for delaying bankruptcy. A shock – not only for him, but also for his large blended family. But who can Boris really count on in the darkest time of his life? Who took a stand in public? Who visited him during the almost two weeks in London’s Wandsworth prison? We have the facts.
You can see how Boris inmates react to the tennis legend in the video above!
Anna Ermakova was not present during the trial of father Boris Becker
When the verdict was pronounced in the courtroom, his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro (33) and son Noah Becker (28) were always at Boris’ side – but there was no trace of Elias (22). And even on Instagram, the youngest offspring of Boris and Barbara Becker (55) has not commented on his father to this day. Neither does Anna Ermakova (22), who even vacationed in Monaco with her mother Angela (54) during the process. Neither of them were present in court when the verdict was pronounced. A few hours later, Anna spoke up and reported: “Honestly, I’m in shock that he has to go to prison for two and a half years”. She also said she would visit her father in prison. It is unclear whether a visit has taken place so far.
Noah Becker supported Boris Becker in court
Even Noah, who stayed by his side during the trial, has not yet been seen by the public near the prison. But at an event in Berlin, just under a week after the verdict was announced. Together with his friend Dania he attended the presentation of a new electric car. Wearing sunglasses, a cap and corduroy trousers, he confidently posed in front of the photographers – as if nothing had happened.
Noah’s participation in the event should be understood as a clear statement, a friend of his told the “Bild” newspaper. Even in these difficult times, the Beckers didn’t want to hide, but wanted to take up every fight. He inherited this fighting spirit from his father. And Becker biographer Christian Schommers is sure about Elias. “He (Elias) will definitely visit him, maybe with Barbara too” and “Boris’ relationship, especially with his children, was always very, very good”. The Becker expert estimates the chances that the oldest Becker offspring will visit their father in Wandsworth prison after all as good. One who has already done so is Boris’ current partner Lilian.
Lilian stands behind her Boris Becker
According to “Bild”, the 33-year-old was allowed to visit the fallen tennis star a week after he entered London prison. The couple met in a room with a total of 36 prisoners and their relatives. Nine prison guards kept an eye on things throughout the hour-long meeting. Contrary to what was expected, however, the couple did not separate a pane of glass: Lilian and Boris sat at a table and were allowed to hold each other’s hands. According to “Bild” information, she even brought her sweetheart coke, coffee and chocolate bars to jail.
Wife Lilly Becker (45) has already announced that she would like to visit the Wimbledon star with their son Amadeus (12). Amadeus “can’t wait to see his father,” she told British presenter Piers Morgen. Nothing is known of a family reunion. So it’s all just empty promises? Not excluded – at least Becker’s German media lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser has no good word for Lilly.
Becker’s lawyer about Lilly: “A little restraint would be appropriate here”
Lilly Becker (45) has probably commented most often on Boris from the Becker clan since the verdict was pronounced. “My son and I will always stand behind Boris, come what may,” Lily said after the verdict was announced in the BUNTE interview, adding: “I will always love Boris, unlike before, but there is always a form of love. He gave me my son Amadeus and when I look at Amadeus I see Boris.” And she also spoke extensively on RTL, repeatedly emphasizing how closely Boris’ women were now sticking together.
Becker’s German media lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser has little understanding for Lilly’s current media presence. “Lilly Becker gives the impression that she is the spokeswoman for the family. But she is not,” he says in the current issue of “Gala” magazine. And further: “The person who has been in complex divorce proceedings with my client for years and who, until recently, had no serious contact with the Becker family. A little restraint would be appropriate here.”