A former supermodel once romantically linked to Prince Andrew is divorcing her Saudi husband for a share of his family fortune, and laying claim to three of the most desirable luxury homes in Britain.
In what could become one of the largest divorce claims in British legal history, Christina Estrada has apparently separated from Walid Juffali, one of the richest men in the Middle East.
The couple, who married in 2001 and have a 13-year-old daughter, split after Mr Juffali fell for a Lebanese TV presenter and married her under Islamic law, which permits him to have 4 wives.
Now American-born Ms Estrada, 52, who was linked to Prince Andrew in the early 1990s when she was at the height of her modelling career, is demanding a share of at least 3 British properties.
Ms Estrada is demanding a share of at least 3 British properties. They include Juffali's London home – a seven-bedroom, converted church in Knightsbridge.
The third house is a coastal mansion near Dartmouth, Devon, which Mr Juffali bought in 2007 and whose value is likely to have more than doubled since. The secluded house looks on to the English Channel and the area around it is designated as one of ‘outstanding natural beauty’.
Although no details were available from the couple’s lawyers, it is believed that Ms Estrada will be seeking a total payout larger than the value of the 3 properties.
A friend of Ms Estrada said that she initiated divorce proceedings at the High Court after her husband married Loujain Adada, a glamorous Lebanese TV presenter, in 2012.
Adada was 25 at the time – 32 years Mr Juffali’s junior. They had a lavish Venetian ball-themed wedding which was estimated to cost several million dollars, and now have a seven-month-old daughter.
His wealth lies in one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest companies, EA Juffali & Brothers.
Source: Daily Mail