Princess Stephanie Divorce Riddle
PRINCESS STEPHANIE of Monaco is reportedly divorcing her second husband, a circus performer - after just 10 months of marriage.
According to press reports in Europe, the 39-year-old split from 30-year-old Portuguese trapeze artist ADANS LOPEZ PERES last week (16JUL04) and he has moved out of their apartment.
The Princess has allegedly already begun legal proceedings and could secure a quick divorce next month (AUG04).
German newspaper BILD also claims Stephanie - the daughter of PRINCE RANIER and late actress GRACE KELLY - has been seeing her first husband DANIEL DUCRUET, the father of two of her children, 11-year-old LOUIS and PAULINE, 10.
Peres is quoted in Bild telling a pal, "Yes, we're having a marriage crisis. But I'm fighting for my marriage. Stephanie is the greatest love of my life."
But a mutual friend of the couple claims Stephanie only married Adans to spite her family and the union was doomed to fail: "Love hit them both like lightening.
"When Adans asked Stephanie if she would like to be his wife she said 'yes' immediately.
"But her answer was a reaction against her family. Now she has lost all interest in him."22/07/2004 17:31