FRANKFURT - Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker told a live television audience that he will marry Dutch girlfriend Lilly Kerssenberg on June 12 in Switzerland.
Becker used a popular variety show to announce his wedding plans late Saturday. Both he and his girlfriend appeared on the “Wetten dass...” (Bet you) show.
The former tennis star acknowledged that he had “taken a wrong turn” last summer, when he announced his engagement to Sandy Meyer-Woelden, the daughter of his late former manager. It was broken off after a few weeks and he has been forgiven by Kerssenberg.
“Now I don’t want to let her go,” Becker said.
Becker has two sons with his former wife Barbara and a daughter from a brief relationship with a London-based model.
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