Porsche executive Wolfgang Porsche has filed for divorce from his wife because she has dementia.
The 79-year-old Porsche family member is reported to have filed for divorce from his 74-year-old wife because of the dementia-like illness she has had for two years.
The illness is said to have led to changes in Claudia Porsche’s personality. Sources close to the family say this has made living together impossible for the couple.
Wolfgang and Claudia have been together since 2007 and married in 2019. The Porsche family’s assets have been estimated at EUR 20 billion (GBP 18 billion).
Claudia, who is a grandmother, has been living close to her daughter for almost two years and has four carers who look after her around the clock.
She has not been able to move independently for months and her mental awareness has undergone a rapid decline.
Media in Germany report that Wolfgang has been getting closer to his friend of 25 years, 59-year-old Gabriela Prinzessin zu Leiningen, in recent months.
Wolfgang Heinz Porsche is a German-Austrian shareholder and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, as well as of Porsche AG.
The Stuttgart-born executive is the youngest son of former Porsche AG designer and Chief Executive Officer Ferdinand ‘Ferry’ Porsche and Dorothea Reitz.
His oldest brother is Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, who designed the first Porsche 911.
He has four children, two to director and screenplay writer Susanne Bresser, whom he married in 1988 and divorced in 2008.
He lives in Zell am See, in Austria.
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