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Bernie Ecclestone to be a dad for 4th time - at 89!

03 Apr 2020, 22:12 GMT+10

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has set tongues wagging after confirming he is poised to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89.

Ecclestone is currently in Brazil at his farm north of Sao Paulo in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He will turn 90 in October, but before that, he is going to be a father for the fourth time with wife Fabiana Flosi.

Ecclestone confirmed the news to German newspaper Blick.

He said: "Yes, it is due in the summer. Hopefully, he'll learn to play backgammon soon!"

The baby boy will be Ecclestone's fourth child and first son.

He had his oldest daughter Deborah, 65, with first wife Ivy Bamford. His other two daughters, reality TV star duo Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31),were born to his second wife Slavica Radic.

His current wife Fabiana, speaking about their unborn son, said: "Like all parents, we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy.

"Hopefully he will never express any interest in doing something in Formula 1!"

Ecclestone added: "After my Formula One time, we've had plenty of time to practice!"

Speaking about the current lockdown, Ecclestone said: "I just want everything to be good with Fabiana even if the isolation goes on longer.

"Fortunately the farm never runs out of work. Fabiana also looks after her own coffee plantation."

Flosi, at 43, is 45 years younger than her billionaire husband Ecclestone.

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