Lilly Becker revealed she expected her estranged husband Boris Becker to get a lighter punishment. Last week, German tennis legend Becker was sentenced to two and a half years of jail time. Becker, who declared bankrupt in 2017, was found guilty of hiding assets after declaring bankrupt.
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing because I was convinced until the judge made his verdict that he was going to get a little bit lighter,” Becker’s wife said on Talk TV’s “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” per The Sun.
“I had to keep it together and I don’t know how I did it”. Lilly and Boris share a 12-year-old son Amadeus and Lilly gave her best to deliver their son the news on the safest way possible. “Dad didn’t listen to the law and he’s on the naughty step.
He’s curious and I’ve told him we all make mistakes,” Lilly revealed, when asked about how she told their son about the news.
Lilly ‘heartbroken’ after Boris Becker was sentenced
Lilly and Boris are still legally married though both have moved on from each other.
Boris Becker is currently dating Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. However, Lilly noted that she still loves Boris and expressed hope that she and her estranged husband will “handle our business at the right time.”
Lilly admitted that telling her son about his father being jailed was one of the hardest thing she has ever done. “It was the hardest thing I had to do with a 12-year-old. He just couldn’t grasp it. He still can’t.
It breaks my heart but it just made me into ‘tiger mumma’. I have just told a 12-year-old that his father is in jail and the saddest part was I couldn’t break it down because these kids are now going on YouTube and the internet. The internet is cruel. But he also has a loving support system around him,” Lilly Becker said.