Barbara Becker

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Barbara Becker
Barbara Becker.jpg
Born Barbara Feltus
(1966-11-01) November 1, 1966 (age 48)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Spouse(s) Boris Becker (1993–2001)
Arne Quinze (2009–2011)
Children Noah Becker
Elias Becker

Barbara Becker (born November 1, 1966 as Barbara Feltus) is a German-American designer, actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Barbara Becker was born to a African American photographer, Harlan Feltus, and a German teacher, Ursula. She was born in Heidelberg and she lived a lot of time in Karlsruhe.

Personal life[edit]

Barbara Becker became famous when she began dating Boris Becker. Harlan took the picture of a nude Boris and Barbara for the cover of Stern. They married a month before their son, Noah, was born on 18 January 1994. Their second child, son Elias Balthasar, was born on 4 September 1999.

In late 1999, after being contacted by a woman claiming to be pregnant with Becker's child, Barbara took Noah and Elias to Miami, Florida, side-stepping her prenuptial agreement, and setting up an international custody battle. In his autobiography, Boris admitted that he had the one night stand with another woman that resulted in the birth of his daughter Anna, while Barbara was pregnant with their second child. He wrote that the couple had a physical altercation when he flew to Florida to discuss the break-up of their marriage.[1] The court hearings were broadcast live in Germany. A Munich court granted Becker a divorce in January 2001.

On 6 January 2009, Barbara and artist Arne Quinze announced their engagement.[2] They married on 9 September 2009 at their home in Miami, Florida, USA. They celebrated the wedding on 13 September 2009 in Berlin, Germany.[3] They divorced in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ "'She began to hit me like mad'". Daily Mail. September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Barbara Becker und Arne Quinze heiraten (German)". Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ Accessed 02 July 2009
  4. ^ Accessed 02 November 2011

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