Billionaire Porsche executive Wolfgang Porsche is divorcing his wife because her “dementia-like illness” has become unbearable for him, according to a report.
Sources close to the couple say the magnate, 79, finds it “impossible” to live with his wife, Claudia Porsche, 74, whose declining health has permanently altered her personality, the Daily Beast reported, citing German-language tabloid Bild.
The billionaire, who struck up a relationship with Claudia in 2007 before tying the knot in 2019, has reportedly cited her illness and these “drastic changes” to her personality as grounds for separation.
Claudia — a former adviser to the German government — has been unable to move without help for months, the outlet reported.
For the last two years, she has been relying on round-the-clock care from her daughter and four housekeepers.
Meanwhile, it’s believed her soon-to-be ex-husband has been spending time with his longtime pal, 59-year-old Gabriela Prinzessin zu Leiningen, in recent months.
Gabriela is twice divorced, having married her first husband, Prince Karl Emich of Leiningen, in 1991, before their union crumbled seven years later.
Just months after divorcing the prince, she tied the knot with Swiss Karim Aga Khan IV, 86.
Claudia has been unable to move without help for months, relying on care from her daughter and housekeepers, according to reports. Getty Images
Her marriage to the 49th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis lasted 16 years before their divorce in 2014.
Wolfgang, who resides in Austria, was previously wed to director Susanne Bresser in 1988. The pair welcomed two children together before divorcing in 2008.
He also shares two children with Claudia.
Wolfgang currently serves as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, as well as Porsche AG.
The exec, whose family’s assets are worth an estimated $22 billion, is the youngest son of former Porsche AG designer and chief executive officer Ferdinand Porsche Jr. and Dorothea Reitz.
His grandfather, Ferdinand Porsche Sr., was the founder of Porsche AG.
The NewYork Times
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