Advertising tycoon Martin Sorrell, 75, splits from his second wife, 45, after 12 years
Sir Martin Sorrell married Cristiana Falcone in 2008 and had a daughter He is one of the country’s wealthiest and best-known advertising tycoons Lady Sorrell could become one of UK’s richest women after splitting from him
The wife of one of Britain’s best-known – and wealthiest – advertising tycoons is seeking a divorce, she revealed last night.
Sir Martin Sorrell, who is worth an estimated £368million, married Cristiana Falcone in 2008. The couple had a daughter eight years later.
Lady Sorrell, who is almost three decades Sir Martin’s junior, could now become one of Britain’s richest women after splitting from the 75-year-old.
It comes two years after Sir Martin quit advertising giant WPP amid allegations of misconduct. It was claimed the firm had been investigating whether Sir Martin had spent £300 of company money on a prostitute.
Sir Martin Sorrell, who is worth an estimated £368million, married Cristiana Falcone in 2008 (pictured together in 2009)
Two colleagues are said to have witnessed their boss going into a flat in Mayfair’s red light district. Sir Martin strenuously denied the claims.
In a statement released late last night, Lady Sorrell said: ‘My husband and I have separated and I am seeking a divorce to end our marriage.’
The Italian, who is on the board of media conglomerate Viacom and previously worked at the World Economic Forum, added: ‘From here on, my priority will be the interests of my daughter, and I request that the media respect my and my family’s privacy.’