Marlene Knaus, who was once known to be the wife of former Austrian Formula One driver, Niki Lauda. She was in the limelight when her former husband was the F1 world champion in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
Being associated with such a high-profile sports celebrity, she was known by the high-fashion “it girl”. She is known to have been a model in the past.
Relationship with husband before marriage
It has been known that Niki Lauda was in an eight-year-long relationship when he fell in love with his former wife Marlene. According to The Guardian, Niki dumped his girlfriend to spend his life with Marlene.
Marriage, Divorce, and Children
Marlene married her former husband from Vienna, Austria – Nikki Lauda in 1976, a Formula one driver who is so renowned that a 2013 film named Rush was adapted from his story. They have two sons together – 35-year-old Mathias Lauda, who is a car race driver himself, and his brother, Lukas – acts as his elder brother’s manager. The duo went through a divorce in 1991, after 15 years of marriage.
While Marlene wasn’t involved in any marriage or relationships after her divorce, now 67-year-old Lauda already has a son named Cristoph, with a woman he had an extra-marital affair with. In 2008, he went on to marry an air-hostess, Birgit Wetzinger, who is 30 years younger than him – the couple was welcomed with twins – a daughter named Mia and a boy named Mae, in 2009. The news of his now-wife donating her kidney to her Niki when his brother’s kidney failed to function is much true.
Relationship with husband after Divorce
Sports Celebrity Swag reports that the former couple is still in good contact with one another. At present, Marlene lives in a house in Ibiza, Miami.
Niki, in an interview, metioned :
Yes, vеrу muсh so. Shе iѕ раrt оf оur life. Wе hаvе a house in Ibiza. Shе lives there. Mу оld family аnd nеw family оftеn gеt together. Wе wеnt tо a restaurant thе оthеr day, Marlene, Birgit аnd myself. Shе iѕ аn outstanding woman. Whеn еvеrуоnе iѕ happy ѕhе iѕ happy. Wе gоt divorced but wе аrе ѕtill friends. Nоthing hаѕ changed. Whаt iѕ more, Birgit iѕ hеr friend too.