Ecclestone in 2013
28 June 1984 |
|Occupation||TV presenter, socialite, model, heiress|
Slavica Ecclestone (née Radić)
|Relatives||Petra Ecclestone (sister)|
Ecclestone was born in Milan to Formula 1 "supremo" Bernie Ecclestone, and former Armani model from Croatia, Slavica Ecclestone. Ecclestone has an older paternal half sister Deborah, and younger sister Petra Ecclestone.
Ecclestone was the presenter of Sky Sports Italia's coverage of the 2009 Formula 1 season. She has also been involved in a range of other lifestyle and glamour productions, after making her television debut in 2006 presenting the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for Channel 4. In 2011, she starred in her own reality television show Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$$ Girl on Channel 5. She was also named the face of Ultimo lingerie line.
She was engaged to Jonathan Ketterman in 2002; he has legally changed his name to Derek Rose and is on trial at Southwark Crown Court with Jakir Uddin for attempting to blackmail her. She had been dating Omar Khyami since 2010 but split from him in July 2012 after seeing a "sex tape" which had been sent to her father showing Omar with other women.
In February 2013, she announced her engagement to former Pacific Continental senior broker Jay Rutland one month after they met. They married on the French Riviera in June 2013 in a wedding reported to have cost £7million. As of November 2013, she is expecting her first child.
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