Marlene Knaus is a famous personality known for being the ex-wife of the late renowned Austrian Formula1 racer Niki Lauda. She was once regarded as Marlene Lauda while she was in a marital relationship with the former F1 champion Lauda who won the F1 World Champion in 1975, 1977, and 1984. In the past, Knaus also worked as a model for some time, however, after her divorce from Nikki Lauda, she is living under the radar.
Who Is Marlene Knaus?
Marlene Knaus was born in America who later received an Austrian nationality. Regarding her ethnicity, she belongs to Venezuelan. She remained in the limelight as 'it girl' during her ex-husband Nikki Lauda was reigning in the Formula 1 world, however, she didn't choose to disclose her personal details in the media.
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Marlene Knaus started her career in modeling before she became famous as Nikki Lauda's wife. Before tying the knot to Niki, she was a lesser-known model, but she rose to fame quickly after her marriage and the subsequent divorce from her husband.
She was considered a famous fashion icon in those days. Moreover, her relationship with a famous sportsperson helped in increasing her popularity in the wider range.
Marlene Knaus' Net Worth And Achievements
Marlene Knaus has earned millions from her divorce from Niki. Niki has a net worth of a whopping $43 million dollars. This whopping amount of net worth has been acc u mulated over the years as he is a three-time F1 champion in the years 1975, 1977, and 1984.
Knaus has a perfectly maintained body and is still as beautiful as ever. She surely will continue to be in the highlights for being the ex-wife of a legendary racer.
Marlene Knaus' Relationship With Nikki Lauda
Despite being a wife of a reputed F1 racer, Nikki Lauda, Marlene Knaus kept her personal life behind the curtain except for her relationship with Lauda. Nikki and Marlene started dating shortly after their first meet in the early 70s.
The couple dated for a few years before marrying in 1976. The couple was considered as one of the hottest celebrity couples of that time and was frequently in the news because of their love story.
The couple gave birth to two children during their short marriage. The couple welcomed their first child, a son Mathias Lauda on 30 January 1981, and Lucas. Mathias is also a racing driver and their second son Lucas acts as Mathias' manager.
Marlene and Nikki Lauda remained in a marital relationship for around one and a half-decade before they called it quit in 1991. After her divorce, Marlene is not known to have remained in a relationship with any other person.
Meanwhile, the F1 racer Nikki was in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend before he met Marlene. He was so smitten with the beautiful Marlene that he decided to leave his eight-year relationship to be with her. The Guardian reported that he left his former girlfriend to be with Marlene.
Marlene Knaus stays in touch with her husband even after getting a divorce. The couple has reported on several occasions that they have been keeping in touch even after marriage. While giving an interview she shared that,
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Marlene Knaus has not been married since while her former husband has re-married and added more children to the family. Moreover, Nikki also has a son from his extra-marital relationship with his unnamed girlfriend.
Knaus is living under the radar since her separation and nothing is much is known about her current whereabouts.
Reason For Their Divorce
Marlene and Niki divorce due to an extra-marital relationship of Niki with a mysterious lady who welcomed her son, Christoph. Later on, her ex-husband Niki married 30 years younger lady named Birgit Metzinger and they welcomed twins: Max and Mia. The couple was together until her husband Niki death at 70.
Couse Of Death
Niki Lauda died on 20 May 2019 at the age of 70 at the University Hospital of Zürich. He had multiple operations before his demise. Sources suggest that his then-future wife Birgit even donated a kidney to Lauda. On 2nd August 2018, Birgit also underwent a lung transplant operation in his native Australia.
Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: As of 2020, she is 63 years old.
- Birth Sign: N/A
- Height: She has a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.72m).
- Weight: Her body weight is around 55kg(121 Ibs).
- Body Measurements: She has a slim body built with the measurements of 34-26-35 inches.
- She is a great fan of the actor, Johnny Depp.
- She loves to do shopping and travel.
- Shoe Size: 7(US)
- Currently, she resides in Ibiza, Austria.
- She was a fashion icon in her days.
- Her husband won has won World Driver Championship three times in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
by ab-niranjan, 2016-11-04 04:32:53