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James Packer ‘begs’ ex-wife Erica to take him back after resigning

James Packer has allegedly begged his ex-wife Erica to ‘take him back’ after he succumbed to a volley of ‘mental health issues’ and sensationally quit as director of Crown Resorts.

The embattled billionaire is now making repeated attempts at reconciliation with the mother of his three children, The Daily Telegraph reports.

However, Erica, who separated from Packer in 2013, has rejected suggestions of a reunion after watching her ex-husband’s downward spiral from powerful businessman to middle-aged depression, the publication said. 

James Packer (pictured) has allegedly begged his ex-wife Erica to ‘take him back’ after he succumbed to a volley of ‘mental health issues’ and sensationally quit as director of Crown Resorts 

Packer, 50, is reportedly wanting to 'turn back the clock' by reuniting with his second wife in the hopes he can pick up the pieces the dark cloud of depression tore apart

Packer, 50, is reportedly wanting to ‘turn back the clock’ by reuniting with his second wife in the hopes he can pick up the pieces the dark cloud of depression tore apart

Packer, 50, is reportedly wanting to ‘turn back the clock’ by reuniting with his second wife in the hopes he can pick up the pieces the dark cloud of depression tore apart.

‘Turning back the clock five years might be what James wants but it won’t help Erica,’ a family friend told the publication

‘She has finally got her life together and has created a stable life in Los Angeles for her kids.’

Friends also allege Erica does not wish to expose her children – Indigo, 9, Jackson, 8, and Emmanuelle, 5 – to their father’s ‘seismic’ mood swings.

Erica’s snub is unsurprising after Packer left the model to pursue bachelorhood and to expand his casino empire.

Standing by her man: Erica Packer, James' second wife and the mother of his three children, is understood to still be a pillar of support

Friends also allege Erica does not wish to expose her children - Indigo, 9, Jackson, 8, and Emmanuelle, 5 - to their father's 'seismic' mood swings

Friends also allege Erica does not wish to expose her children – Indigo, 9, Jackson, 8, and Emmanuelle, 5 – to their father’s ‘seismic’ mood swings

‘He made friends only with people he believed could help him generate money and jettisoned everyone else. He became ruder, more obnoxious, more poorly behaved than he had ever been before,’ a former friend alleges.

It is believed Packer has come to the belated realisation his ex-wife offered ‘support’ and ‘stability’ to his turbulent life in the public eye.

Despite rejecting her ex-husband’s advances, Erica has long been a pillar of support for the casino tycoon.

They are often photographed together and appear to get along well as they co-parent their three children.

The 40-year-old brunette visited Packer in Aspen at Christmas as he holidayed with socialite Kylie Lim.

Despite rejecting her ex-husband's advances, Erica has long been a pillar of support for the casino tycoon

Despite rejecting her ex-husband’s advances, Erica has long been a pillar of support for the casino tycoon

They are often photographed together and appear to get along well as they co-parent their three children

They are often photographed together and appear to get along well as they co-parent their three children

Packer stepped down as director of Crown Resorts, citing 'mental health issues' (Crown pictured)

Packer stepped down as director of Crown Resorts, citing ‘mental health issues’ (Crown pictured)

James has been unlucky in love, with his recent failed engagement to Mariah Carey reportedly costing him between $6 and $13 million.   

He married his first wife Jodhi Meares in 1999 and the couple separated in 2002. 

Packer made his mental health struggle public upon deciding to step down as director of his beloved casino business.

‘Mr Packer is suffering from mental health issues. At this time he intends to step back from all commitments,’ Mr Packer’s private ­investment vehicle CPH said in a statement.

Pictured: James arriving in Cabo on Thursday

Pictured: James arriving in Cabo on Thursday

James has been unlucky in love, with his recent failed engagement to Mariah Carey (pictured) reportedly costing him between $6 and $13 million 

James has been unlucky in love, with his recent failed engagement to Mariah Carey (pictured) reportedly costing him between $6 and $13 million 

One of Australia’s richest people, with a personal fortune estimated at $4.1 billion, Packer announced on Wednesday he would ‘step back from all commitments’ indefinitely. 

The only son of late media mogul Kerry then flew to Mexico following his shock resignation.

His mother Roslyn Packer, 80, was also seen getting off a direct flight from Sydney in Los Angeles.  

 



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