THE estranged wife of tennis legend Boris Becker has revealed her heartbreak over telling their son his dad had gone to prison.
Lilly Becker, 45, told Amadeus his “papa didn’t listen to the law and he’s on the naughty step”.
Lilly appeared on Talk TV’s Piers Morgan UncensoredCredit: TalkTV
Lilly told her son his “papa didn’t listen to the law and he’s on the naughty step”Credit: TalkTV
She had not spoken to her 12-year-old about the court proceedings and broke the devastating news to him.
Lilly told Talk TV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored on Tuesday: “I had no chance but to break my heart or his heart last Sunday and I don’t wish this upon anybody.
“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’.”
She added: “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. He’s curious and I’ve told him we all make mistakes.”
Lilly said Boris is doing “okay” and “as good as he can be” in prison – but added: “It’s not a five star hotel is it?”
She and Amadeus are “dying” to visit Boris in HMP Wandsworth, South West London.
On her reaction to Friday’s two and a half year sentence, the Dutch model added: “I completely broke down.
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing because I was convinced until the judge made her verdict that he was going to get a little bit lighter.
“I had to keep it together and I don’t know how I did it.”
Lilly also sensationally revealed she is still married to Boris despite previous reports of divorce in May 2018.
She said: “I’m very much still his wife. Estranged wife as that may be but we’re still very much married and have been since we went our separate ways.
“It was from the beginning intense and a complete, true love story. Everyone who knows us knows this.
“It’s not that I don’t want to get a divorce. We should handle our business at the right time.”
Asked whether she still loves the tennis champion, Lilly said: “Of course I do.”
Boris Becker with his new girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho MonteiroCredit: Doug Seeburg