Monday 9 December 2019

Model wife charged with assault on former Ulster rugby star

Olivia Jane Danielli and Simon Danielli
Olivia Jane Danielli and Simon Danielli

Tony Allen

THE wife of former Ulster rugby star Simon Danielli has been accused of attacking the 6ft 2in star and damaging or destroying his luxury Jaguar car, valued at approximately €40,000.

Olivia Danielli, 28, from Holywood, Co Down — the daughter of one of Northern Ireland’s richest men — was charged with assaulting the former Scottish international at a court in Newtownards last week.

The court heard last Wednesday that the 28-year-old, whose address was given as the upmarket Marino Station Road in Holywood, is also accused of destroying or damaging a top of the range  2012 Jaguar XF car belonging to Mr Danielli on the same date.

The case was adjourned until March, and Ms Danielli has yet to enter a plea to either charge.

The Daniellis, who share three children, are regular fixtures on the local social scene in the North.

Ex-Bath, Borders and Ulster winger Simon Danielli made 32 appearances for Scotland and 78 for Ulster before being forced to retire due to a back injury in 2012 .

Ms Danielli is the daughter of developer Shamus Jennings — one of NI’s richest men. In 2012 he was said to be worth £67 million.

She’s also a former model who has worked for the prestigious Alison Clarke agency.

- Sunday Life

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