Former Miss UK beauty queen Kirsty Bertarelli – who became Britain’s richest divorcee netting a £400million settlement after splitting her billionaire husband last year – has revealed she has a mystery toyboy lover in a touching Instagram snap.
The model and pop singer, 51, shared a romantic photo which shows them holding hands on a holiday walk – her in a yellow dress and cap and him wearing a blue t-shirt and grey camo shorts.
Miss Bertarelli secretly divorced husband Ernesto, with whom she has three children, in October last year after their 21-year marriage hit the rocks.
‘Sometimes the stars are aligned – you held my hand and made me shine…’: Former Miss UK beauty queen Kirsty Bertarelli (right), 51, holding hands on a romantic walk with her new mystery toyboy lover (left)
A friend of Miss Bertarelli said she had been ‘through the mill’ but is now in a better place with ‘close friends, a new younger man, and a bulging bank balance’
Miss Bertarelli secretly divorced husband Ernesto (left), with whom she has three children, in October last year after their 21-year marriage hit the rocks and became Britain’s richest divorcee, netting a £350m settlement
She spoke fondly of her new man to her Instagram fans, writing: ‘Stepping forward in harmony – in the moment just you and me – taking in life’s beauty in perfect synchronicity –
‘Sometimes the stars are aligned – you held my hand and made me shine…’
‘Sometimes in life you’re given a second chance – don’t let go just be strong – love knows no bounds when it’s pure and sweet – stable as the ground beneath your feet. Thank you babe.’
The post was ‘hearted’ by 710 people on Instagram and received 97 comments congratulating the loved-up model on her newly found love.
She has also posted bikini-clad photos of herself in a on a Mediterranean yachting trip, and posed with friends in Sardinia saying she was ‘blissfully happy’.
A friend of Miss Bertarelli said she had been ‘through the mill’ but is now in a better place with ‘close friends, a new younger man, and a bulging bank balance,’ the Sun reported.
Earlier this month she came down with a bad case of shingles, which left her ‘feeling like a leper with painful nerve damage,’ but fortunately she seems to have recovered to spend time with her friends and new man.
Kirsty and Ernesto Bertarelli Alfred Dunhill Links Pro-Am Championship Golf Party, St Andrews, Scotland in 2014
Singer Kirsty Bertarelli poses for a photograph with her husband Ernesto Bertarelli in Edinburgh ahead of her performance on Sunday night supporting Mick Hucknall and Simply Red at Edinburgh Castle on July 17, 2010
Mrs Bertarelli (left and right) became richer than pop superstars Sir Mick Jagger, said to be worth £310million, Ed Sheeran (£220million) and Adele (£140million)
The couple (pictured on superyacht The Vava II in August 2017) decline to discuss the size of Mrs Bertarelli’s payout, but the Daily Mail understands that the Staffordshire-born former Miss UK has agreed to accept a £350million settlement
Pictured: Bertarelli (left) with her husband Ernesto and supermodel Eva Herzigova in Paris in 2017
Before their divorce, the couple were jointly listed in 14th place in last year’s Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune estimated at a staggering £9.2billion – bigger than the gross domestic product of many countries, including the Bahamas, Brunei and Armenia.
In addition to her settlement, she has been given a spectacular modern house by Lake Geneva in Switzerland bought this year for £52million. She also owns an £8million chalet in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.
Mrs Bertarelli was born Kirsty Roper in the Staffordshire market town of Stone to a well-off family behind one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of ceramic products, Churchill China in Stoke-on-Trent.
After moving to London, she partied with socialites such as Elizabeth Hurley, Tamara Beckwith and Tamara Mellon.
Among those who fell for her charms was gambling and wildlife park heir Damian Aspinall, whose ex-wife Louise named her in their divorce.
But Mrs Bertarelli denied that anything happened while Damian and Louise were still together. ‘He was already separated,’ she explained. ‘At least, that’s what he told me.’
Kirsty Bertarelli, formerly Kirsty Roper, is pictured here after being crowned as Miss UK in 1988
After being crowned Miss UK in 1988 (left and right), Kirsty was second runner-up in that year’s Miss World pageant. She then became a successful pop singer and songwriter. She co-wrote All Saints’ No 1 single Black Coffee, a worldwide hit in 2000
Kirsty Bertarelli became a successful pop singer and songwriter. She co-wrote All Saints’ No 1 single Black Coffee, a worldwide hit in 2000. She is pictured supporting Mick Hucknall and Simply Red at Edinburgh Castle on July 18, 2010
She joined the super-rich after meeting bio-tech tycoon Bertarelli, 56, at a dinner party in Sardinia. Twice a winner of sailing’s top prize, the America’s Cup, he is said to have bought the £100million British-built superyacht Vava II for his wife’s 40th birthday.
After being crowned Miss UK in 1988, Kirsty was second runner-up in that year’s Miss World pageant. She then became a successful pop singer and songwriter. She co-wrote All Saints’ No 1 single Black Coffee, a worldwide hit in 2000.
‘So many people would just go off on their yacht and spend their life drinking champagne, but not me,’ she said.
‘You should grasp life. Singing has been inside me my whole life and I can’t not do it.’
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