June 3, 2004
Have you noticed how all of Boris Becker's women look alike?
Take Barbara Feltus, the daughter of an African-American serviceman and a German woman, who married Boris in December 1993.
The attractive Barbara, an actress and singer, was often praised for teaching her husband how to improve his image by dressing more elegantly. The couple soon became a model for a new unified Germany.
But the marriage fell apart and they were separated just two weeks before their seventh wedding anniversary in December 2000.
Barbara filed a petition in the Miami-Dade county court in Florida, sidestepping their pre-nuptial agreement that entitled her to a $2.5 million payoff and walked away with $14.4 million, their Florida home and custody of their children Noah and Elias.
Life would never be the same again for Boris.
Photograph: Getty Images