Bernie Ecclestone becomes father for fourth time at age 89: ‘I am so proud’

Former Formula 1 boss already has three daughters with previous partners

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Thursday 02 July 2020 11:06
Tamara Ecclestone on father Bernie expecting new baby at 89

Bernie Ecclestone has become a father for the fourth time aged 89.

On Wednesday, the former chief executive of Formula 1 announced that his wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, had given birth to a baby boy.

Speaking to Swiss-German newspaper, Blick, Ecclestone also revealed his son’s name, saying: “We have a son named Ace. I am so proud.”

Meanwhile, Flosi stated that the birth was “all so easy”, adding: “The birth was over after 25 minutes. I thank god.”

The couple first announced the pregnancy back in April, when they spoke candidly about their hopes for their child’s future.

“Yes, it is due in the summer,” Ecclestone said at the time. “Hopefully he’ll learn to play backgammon soon!”

Flosi, a marketing director from Brazil, added: “Like all parents, we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy.

“Hopefully he will never express the intention to do something with Formula 1.”

Bernie Ecclestone with his daughters Tamara Ecclestone and Petra Ecclestone (Getty)

Ecclestone also responded to comments from people criticising him of having another child later in life, telling the PA news agency: “I don't see there's any difference between being 89 and 29.

“You've got the same problems I suppose. It's alright.”

Ecclestone already has three daughters with his previous partners.

His eldest, Deborah, was born in 1955 from his first marriage to Ivy Bamford.

The businessman married his second wife, Slavica Radić, in 1985, with whom he had his daughters, Tamara and Petra Ecclestone.

The couple separated in 2009, three years before he tied the knot with Flosi in 2012. Ecclestone will turn 90 on 28 October 2020.

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