You all must have heard about the popular racer, Niki Lauda. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about his ex-wife, Marlene Knaus.
Who is Marlene Knaus?
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Marlene Knaus became a prominent public figure after she got into a relationship with a well-known racer, Niki Lauda. No doubt that being in a relationship with a famous racing driver got her into the spotlight, but she was talented enough on her own.
She became known for becoming a popular model. There was a time when all the magazine’s covers were occupied by her pictures.
Marlene Knaus Early Life
Although she was a prominent public figure, she tried all her life to live a private life far from all the media attention and interview. All we know is, that she was born in the year 1956, in the USA.
Even though being born as a USA citizen, she was a Venezuelan and belonged to their ethnicity. Marlene Knaus’s age is 65 years old. We have no information about her guardians. She has disclosed absolutely nothing about her early life.
Marlene Knaus Education and Net worth
She lived a private life and avoided media attention as much as she could. This is the reason why there is nothing that we know about the educational institutions that she was part of, or about the academies she visited for establishing her career in modeling. We know that after she acquired the properties of Niki Lauda, her annual income was estimated to be more than $40 million.
What do we know about her career?
Around the mid-60s, she became known for establishing a career in modeling. Due to her exquisite beauty and remarkable expressions, she became quite famous for her talents.
There was even a time when her hairstyles got famous and people started to wear them for a long time. There weren’t any magazines left that didn’t have Marlene Knaus’s picture on them. She became a fashion influencer and even tried designing in the field of fashion.
Relationship status and timeline
We know that before she was married to Niki Lauda, she was in a relationship with Curt Jurgens. They dated for quite a long time and everything seem to be going well between them but when Marlene and Niki met at a party that was arranged by Curt, Niki and Marlene knew there was something between them, and they started to fall for each other. Niki was also dating someone when he met Marlene.
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They broke their previous affairs to start a relationship on their own and tied knots in 1976. The couple gave major goals and that was an era when people could talk for hours about the couple.
They were there for each other through thick and thin. There was a time when Niki’s affair became known to the public with whom he had a child. Even though he was going through a lot, her wife supported him.
She didn’t even leave his hand when he got scars on his face after a brutal accident while racing. They had two kids together, Mathias and Lucas, who follows their father’s path in working in the field of racing. However, even after everything the couple went through together, there came a time when they couldn’t bear it anymore and decided that it was better if they will part ways.
Niki Lauda continued to live his life after his divorce and even got married and had two kids. Although, Marlene decided that it was better if she will live the rest of her life as a single woman. The world was shocked after Niki Lauda’s death in the year 2020. He was going through a lot of operations and surgeries and that was the reason for his death.
Marlene Knaus Inherited Niki Lauda’s Assets After His Death
Despite the fact that Marlene and Niki Lauda were separated for years and years before the last kicked the bucket, they had kept an agreeable relationship. Truth be told, Niki had chosen to give a specific piece of his fortune to his first spouse after his passing. Relatively few sources have referenced the reality, yet The Sun uncovered Niki Lauda’s will not long after Lauda’s demise in 2019.
The article uncovered as per german outlet Bunte that Niki Lauda was worth more than $550 million at the hour of his passing. As per his will settled in 2014, the greater part of his fortune was split between Niki’s subsequent spouse, Birgit, their two youngsters, and Niki’s two children with Marlene, Lukas, and Mathias Lauda.
According to The Sun, Niki had at first drafted the will move in 1997 when he had chosen to give all his fortune to his first spouse Marlene and their two children. Be that as it may, after two years, Niki rolled out an improvement in his will. Also, this time, he set four legal administrators, including his long-term companion, Attila Dogudan, who might be entrusted to separate his legacy after his demise.
Again in 2014, he made the last acclimation to his will in which he gave his abundance to his subsequent spouse, Birgit, their two youngsters, and his two children with his first wife Marlene. At that point, he had likewise thought to be his first companion Marlene and his ill-conceived child Christoph as a feature of his will.
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