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Petra Ecclestone seen for first time since £5.5bn divorce

Petra Ecclestone has made her first public appearance since her acrimonious divorce from James Stunt was finalised in a five-minute court hearing this month. 

The 28-year-old heiress, and her daughter Lavinia attended her father Bernie Ecclestone’s 87th birthday party at London’s Zuma restaurant on Saturday, where she was supported by her elder sister Tamara and her daughter Sophia. 

Petra seemed in good spirits on the outing, and looked stylish in a pair of leather skintight trousers that she teamed with a white top and leopard print coat. 

 

First outing: Petra Ecclestone has made her first public appearance since her acrimonious divorce from James Stunt as she attended her father Bernie Ecclestone’s 87th birthday party at London’s Zuma restaurant on Saturday with daughter Lavinia 

Tamara also cut an effortlessly chic figure as she teamed black leggings with a varsity jacket, whilst she boosted her frame with a pair of heeled black ankle boots. 

Her daughter Sophia, three, looked adorable as she cuddled up to her mum whilst clad in a star print jumper and matching tights. 

F1 boss Bernie was also seen heading into his birthday bash, looking dapper in a brown suede jacket.  

Family first: Petra was supported by her elder sister Tamara and her daughter Sophia

Family first: Petra was supported by her elder sister Tamara and her daughter Sophia

The outing came after months of back and forth between Petra and her businessman ex- husband James during a bitter fight over their estimated £5.5billion fortune.

When their heavyweight legal teams came earlier this month, a judge again today it emerged the warring pair have agreed what will be one of Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlements.

Speaking after the hearing, Bernie told MailOnline: ‘I’m just glad it’s over. Petra is too. She has been very tolerant and has been concerned about James.

‘Now we are going for a family meal, but we were doing that anyway. No champagne, no big celebration. Just Petra and her sister, me, her mother and the family.’

Chic: Petra looked incredible

Looking good: Petra seemed in good spirits on the outing, and looked stylish in a pair of leather skintight trousers that she teamed with a white top and leopard print coat

All-smiles: Petra seemed in good spirits at the party as she prepared for an evening of celebrations with her family and friends 

All-smiles: Petra seemed in good spirits at the party as she prepared for an evening of celebrations with her family and friends 

Neither Petra or James were in court for the short hearing, and details of how their assets will be split have not been made public.

James said after the hearing: ‘I am devastated that my marriage has broken down. I love Petra and our children.’

He said the couple’s ‘most important responsibility’ was now ‘being mother and father to our wonderful children’.

Chic and cheerful! Tamara also cut an effortlessly chic figure as she teamed black leggings with a varsity jacket, whilst she boosted her frame with a pair of heeled black ankle boots

Chic and cheerful! Tamara also cut an effortlessly chic figure as she teamed black leggings with a varsity jacket, whilst she boosted her frame with a pair of heeled black ankle boots

Superstar! Tamara's daughter Sophia, three, looked adorable as she cuddled up to her mum whilst clad in a star print jumper and matching tights

Superstar! Tamara’s daughter Sophia, three, looked adorable as she cuddled up to her mum whilst clad in a star print jumper and matching tights

Birthday boy: F1 boss Bernie was also seen heading into his birthday bash looking dapper in a brown suede jacket

Stylish: Bernie's wife Fabiana Flosi looked chic in cream

Birthday boy: F1 boss Bernie was also seen heading into his birthday bash looking dapper in a brown suede jacket whilst his wife Fabiana Flosi looked chic in cream 

Despite a bad-tempered court hearing earlier this year, at which James clashed with Bernie, a representative for the 35-year-old said he wants to remain ‘firm friends’ with his now-ex-wife.

At the heated court hearing earlier this year, a judge heard how Mr Stunt had been abusive, violent and took overdoses during his marriage to the glamorous heiress.

The judge warned the pair that being locked in long-running litigation over the split would only make matters worse for all involved.

Family affair: The Ecclestone sisters looked in great spirits on the outing with their daughters

Family affair: The Ecclestone sisters looked in great spirits on the outing with their daughters

Loving life: It was all-smiles from the family as they prepared to celebrate Bernie's birthday

Loving life: It was all-smiles from the family as they prepared to celebrate Bernie’s birthday

On being told the parties had come to an agreement today, Judge Robin Tolson QC said: ‘I’m delighted about that and I congratulate both parties.’

Philip Cayford QC, representing James, said: ‘Clearly both parties have come to agreement which is an extremely desirable outcome.’ 

James and Petra share three children, daughter Lavinia, four, and twin boys James Jr and Andrew, two.  

Split: The outing came after months of back and forth between Petra and her businessman ex- husband James Stunt during a bitter fight over their estimated £5.5billion fortune

Split: The outing came after months of back and forth between Petra and her businessman ex- husband James Stunt during a bitter fight over their estimated £5.5billion fortune

 

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