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Porsche billionaire, 79, divorcing wife, 74, because she has 'dementia'

Billionaire files for divorce ‘because wife, 74, has dementia’ (Picture: Getty)

A billionaire from the Porsche family dynasty has filed for divorce from his elderly wife, citing a ‘dementia-like illness’ as the reason for their separation.

Wolfgang Porsche, 79, is reported to have filed for divorce from his 74-year-old wife Claudia after claiming her illness has led to drastic changes in her personality.

Wolfgang and Claudia have been together since 2007 and married in 2019. The Porsche family’s assets have been estimated at around £18 billion.

Claudia Porsche, a grandmother and former adviser to the German government, has been unable to move independently for months and has reportedly been living with her daughter for almost two years.

Four housekeepers are employed to make sure they have everything they need around the clock.

Her mental awareness is said to have undergone a rapid decline during this period, which sources close to the family claim has made living together impossible for the couple.

German media reports that following the split, Wolfgang has been getting closer to his friend of 25 years, 59-year-old Gabriela Prinzessin zu Leiningen, in recent months.

Born in Austria, Wolfgang is the youngest son of Ferry Porsche, who founded the sports car brand in Stuttgart in 1930.

As an executive and member of the supervisory board, he played a key role in the development of the Porsche company.

His oldest brother is Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, who designed the first Porsche 911 in 1964.

Wolfgang currently lives in Zell am See, Austria, and has four children- two to director and screenplay writer Susanne Bresser, whom he married in 1988 and divorced in 2008.

Wolfgang Porsche married his wife Claudia in 2019 after getting together in 2009 (Picture: Getty)


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