Tamara Ecclestone, Bernie Ecclestone’s socialite daughter says she will not attend his marriage to 36-year-old lawyer, Fabiana Flosi.
Tamara, 27, only found about her father’s engagement earlier this year when she read it online. In an interview with Heat magazine this week she said: “"I won't be going to my dad's wedding. I'm just very loyal to my mum and a bit surprised that my dad's getting remarried. But I want him to be happy, and he is. It's not like my dad's even invited me. I'm sure it'll be a small affair but I don't think I'll go. And I don't think he'll cut me off.”
Last year, Bernie’s other daughter, Petra, married in a lavish ceremony, which took place in the same luxurious 15th century castle where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tied the knot.
Guests included Sarah Ferguson and her daughters, as well as Paris Hilton.
The night’s entertainment was provided by Eric Clapton, DJ David Guetta and the Black Eyed Peas.
The Formula One boss subsequently revealed that he had fallen out with his former wife Slavica over the proposed cost of the wedding drinks, which included Chateau Petrus wine, which costs £4,000 a bottle.
“My younger daughter got married and I thought as father of the bride I should pay for the wedding,” he said in court at the fraud trial of a German banker. “But when it was suggested how much they would be spending on drinks, I thought it was absurd and I managed to upset my daughter and my wife. Then she spent in excess of £12m on my daughter’s wedding which I did not know about until afterwards.”
As to whether this generosity extends to his own nuptials remains to be seen.
This will be the third marriage for Bernie who vowed he would never wed again after his acrimonious divorce from Slavica and his wife to be is twice his height and half his age.
Tamara, however, admits that she’s not very well acquainted with her father’s girlfriend. 'I don’t really know her. She’s definitely not an evil stepmother,” she admits ‘But it’s really hard, because I was 25 when my parents got divorced. It’s quite hard to welcome someone else with open arms. '