Former Dragons’ Den star James Caan fathered a love child with a woman 27 years his junior while still married to his wife, it has been revealed.
Mr Caan, 57, described the woman, who is now 30, as ‘phenomenal and fearless’ to friends after meeting her at a trade fair in 2011, the Sun on Sunday reports.
The woman – who has not been named – was reportedly spotted on the businessman’s yacht in Monaco after giving birth to their child.
Former Dragons’ Den star James Caan (pictured with his wide Aisha Caan) fathered a love child with a woman 27 years his junior while still married to his wife, it has been revealed
Mr Caan, who has a net worth of £95 million, has now bought a flat with her after leaving Aisha, his wife of more than 30 years.
Friends said the woman managed to get Mr Caan’s private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw to invest in her business after meeting him.
‘Suddenly her company had millions of pounds of investment,’ one friend told the Sun on Sunday.
‘There was a lot of gossip and it didn’t take a genius to work out what was going on. Then one day, she just disappeared.’
Mr Caan (pictured) described the woman, who is now 30, as ‘phenomenal and fearless’ to friends after meeting her at a trade fair in 2011
Mr Caan’s two daughters with his wife – Jemma-Lia, 30, and Hanah, 29 – were reportedly devastated to find out about the woman.
He announced his split from his wife in 2016 and they are now divorcing.
Caan, who was born Nazim Khan, joined BBC’s Dragons’ Den in 2007 but quit in 2010.
He provoked criticism that year after cameras caught him offering to buy a baby after travelling to his native Pakistan after the worst floods in the country’s history.