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Tamara Ecclestone plays piano for Jay Rutland at event

She’s been married to her husband Jay Rutland for three years, and they’re the proud parents of precious three-year-old daughter Sophia.

And Tamara Ecclestone, 33, showed that she’s a dab hand at keeping the 36-year-old businessman entertained, as she broke into an impromptu piano-playing session for him when they attended the Vordere Legends Ball in London on Wednesday night.

Looking typically glamorous in a sleeveless black gown, the Formula One heiress surprised fellow guests when she pulled up a seat and tickled the ivories on a grand piano in the lobby of the upscale Jumeirah Carlton Hotel.

 

Keys: Tamara Ecclestone was spotted playing the piano for her husband Jay Rutland, as they attended the Vordere Legends Ball, held at London’s Jumeirah Carlton Hotel on Wednesday

As her delighted husband looked on, the brunette beauty showed off her musical skills. He then walked up beside her and joined in on playing the instrument.

In a 2014 profile on the mother-of-one, Elle described her as having a ‘Lucite grand piano worthy of Elton John in the massive living room’ of her grand abode, which is situated opposite London’s Kensington Palace.

Tamara and her husband were joined at the event by her sister Petra Ecclestone, who is currently in the midst of a bitter divorce with estranged husband James Stunt. 

Joining in: Businessman Jay walked up behind his wife to join her on the grand piano

Joining in: Businessman Jay walked up behind his wife to join her on the grand piano

Jovial: The couple appeared to be in jovial spirits as they enjoyed their night out together

Jovial: The couple appeared to be in jovial spirits as they enjoyed their night out together

Grand: In a 2014 profile on the mother-of-one, Elle described her as having a 'Lucite grand piano worthy of Elton John in the massive living room' of her grand Kensington abode

Grand: In a 2014 profile on the mother-of-one, Elle described her as having a ‘Lucite grand piano worthy of Elton John in the massive living room’ of her grand Kensington abode

Adored: Tamara looked back at her handsome husband adoringly as she settled into her seat

Adored: Tamara looked back at her handsome husband adoringly as she settled into her seat

Reluctant? Despite owning a grand piano of her own, Tamara looked a little reluctant at first

Reluctant? Despite owning a grand piano of her own, Tamara looked a little reluctant at first

Petra, 28, put on a dazzling display as she showcased her slender figure in a head-turning red gown at the exclusive event.

The blonde bombshell stepped out on the red carpet alongside her supportive sibling in her racy halterneck gown which featured daring cutout detail in the midst of her bust to showcase her underboob. 

Her floor-grazing look continued to accentuate her svelte figure, boasting similar cutout detail around her waist that flowed into her A-line skirt.

The stunning daughter of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone teamed her event ensemble with pair of complementing red heeled sandals while she adorned her wrists and hands with dazzling diamonds. 

Modern technology: The brunette beauty's smartphone remained close at hand on the night

Modern technology: The brunette beauty’s smartphone remained close at hand on the night

Wed: They have been married for three years, having tied the knot in a lavish French ceremony

Wed: They have been married for three years, having tied the knot in a lavish French ceremony

Dapper gent: Jay cut a dapper figure, stepping out on the night in a smart black tuxedo

Dapper gent: Jay cut a dapper figure, stepping out on the night in a smart black tuxedo

Action! A camera crew was close by, capturing the musical interaction between the lovebirds

Action! A camera crew was close by, capturing the musical interaction between the lovebirds

Hands-on hubby: Jay gave his wife an impromptu shoulder massage as she sat at the piano

Hands-on hubby: Jay gave his wife an impromptu shoulder massage as she sat at the piano

She completed her sartorial display by working her golden locks into a sleek low ponytail and sporting a dramatic smokey eye while posing for photos with her darling sister.

Offsetting Petra’s vibrant display, Tamara poured her curves into a chic velvet strapless evening gown.

Highlighting her buxom bust, the brunette beauty’s choice of ensemble featured a dramatic train which commanded attention as she arrived with her husband Jay.

Following her sister’s lead, Tamara worked her glossy tresses into a soft wave while applying a dark eyeshadow across her lid.

Watching: Tamara watched her husband intently as he had his own go at tickling the ivories

Watching: Tamara watched her husband intently as he had his own go at tickling the ivories

Admiring: He was also caught on camera giving his wife an admiring glance as she stood up

Admiring: He was also caught on camera giving his wife an admiring glance as she stood up

Address: As the night continued, Tamara was seen addressing attendees at the lavish bash

Address: As the night continued, Tamara was seen addressing attendees at the lavish bash

Tress-ed to impress: Her honey brown locks were perfectly coiffed for the glittering occasion

Tress-ed to impress: Her honey brown locks were perfectly coiffed for the glittering occasion

Taking to the podium: Alison Baum, CEO and found of Best Beginnings, also took to the podium

Taking to the podium: Alison Baum, CEO and found of Best Beginnings, also took to the podium

Tamara’s other half Jay – who she shares three-year-old daughter Sophia with – sported a dapper tuxedo for the gala with a crisp white shirt and black bow-tie.

It was reported by the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare earlier in the week that she had formally dropped her estranged husband James Stunt’s name.

The F1 heiress – who has three children with the businessman – notified Companies House that she is now called Petra Ecclestone again and informed the registrar that her James’ role as a director of her charitable foundation has been terminated with immediate effect. 

Their red carpet appearance comes as her sister Petra’s £5.5 billion bitter divorce ensues from billionaire James Stunt. 

Red alert! Tamara's sister Petra Ecclestone, 28, put on a dazzling display as she showcased her slender figure in a head-turning red gown at the event

Red alert! Tamara’s sister Petra Ecclestone, 28, put on a dazzling display as she showcased her slender figure in a head-turning red gown at the event

Red hot! She posed for a snapshot with her big sister as she arrived at the charity event

Red hot! She posed for a snapshot with her big sister as she arrived at the charity event

Eye-catching: The blonde bombshell stepped out on the red carpet alongside her supportive sibling in her racy halterneck gown which featured daring cutout detail in the midst of her bust to showcase her underboob

Eye-catching: The blonde bombshell stepped out on the red carpet alongside her supportive sibling in her racy halterneck gown which featured daring cutout detail in the midst of her bust to showcase her underboob

Mane attraction: She completed her sartorial display by working her golden locks into a sleek low ponytail and sporting a dramatic smokey eye while posing for photos with her darling sister

Mane attraction: She completed her sartorial display by working her golden locks into a sleek low ponytail and sporting a dramatic smokey eye while posing for photos with her darling sister

Date night: Highlighting her buxom bust, the brunette beauty's choice of ensemble featured a dramatic train which commanded attention as she arrived with her husband Jay

Date night: Highlighting her buxom bust, the brunette beauty’s choice of ensemble featured a dramatic train which commanded attention as she arrived with her husband Jay

Six years ago the couple married at Odescalchi Castle in Rome in front of 350 guests and were serenaded by an array of pop stars in a glitzy £12million wedding.

The former couple are expected to fight over their £158million mansion in Los Angeles and a Grade II-listed home in London’s Chelsea, worth up to £100million.

James, who was once rumoured to be worth an estimated £3.3billion, was allegedly abusive, violent and took overdoses during his marriage to Petra the court has heard.

A highly-charged hearing took place at the Central Family Court in July, attended by some of Britain’s most high profile divorce lawyers.

The court heard that Mr Stunt had signed a prenuptial agreement worth £16million. 

Head-turning: TV presenter Charlie Webster showcased her slender figure in a figure-hugging one-piece

Head-turning: TV presenter Charlie Webster showcased her slender figure in a figure-hugging one-piece

Making a statement: British athlete Perri Shakes Drayton(L) donned a plunging mustard-coloured jumpsuit for the evening alongside rugby star Will Greenwood's wife Caro

Making a statement: British athlete Perri Shakes Drayton(L) donned a plunging mustard-coloured jumpsuit for the evening alongside rugby star Will Greenwood's wife Caro

Making a statement: British athlete Perri Shakes Drayton(L) donned a plunging mustard-coloured jumpsuit for the evening alongside rugby star Will Greenwood’s wife Caro

All smiles: Masterchef's Gregg Wallace and sports star Mike Tindall posed for photos at the event

All smiles: Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace and sports star Mike Tindall posed for photos at the event

Camera ready: Mike sported a velvet tuxedo jacket for the occasion

Camera ready: Mike sported a velvet tuxedo jacket for the occasion

His assets were also said to include a wine collection worth up to £15million and two Chelsea properties worth up to £4million each. 

The bad-tempered hearing boiled over when Mr Stunt slammed his hand onto a table and appeared to make a ‘gun gesture’ with his hand.

He then pointed at Petra’s father, 86-year-old Bernie , before calling him a ‘c***’ under his breath.

James then tapped him on the shoulder and stormed out of the courtroom.

Bernie stood up as if to confront him and started to follow him before the judge intervened. The outcome of the split will be decided at a hearing in October. 

Fun-filled: Vanessa Feltz and her partner Ben Ofoedu enjoyed a worthwhile date night at the ball

Fun-filled: Vanessa Feltz and her partner Ben Ofoedu enjoyed a worthwhile date night at the ball

Good sports: English rugby union player Maro Itoje, 22, arrived at the event alongside Kiwi Zinzan Brooke (R)

Good sports: English rugby union player Maro Itoje, 22, arrived at the event alongside Kiwi Zinzan Brooke (R)

Good sports: English rugby union player Maro Itoje, 22, arrived at the event alongside Kiwi Zinzan Brooke (R)

Date night: Southampton defender Jose Fonte attended the gala with his wife Cassie Sumner Fonte

Date night: Southampton defender Jose Fonte attended the gala with his wife Cassie Sumner Fonte

Transformation: The 35-year-old businessman - who was once estimated to be worth £3bn - is caught up in the midst of a fevered divorce battle (pictured above with estranged wife Petra Ecclestone in 2013)

Transformation: The 35-year-old businessman – who was once estimated to be worth £3bn – is caught up in the midst of a fevered divorce battle (pictured above with estranged wife Petra Ecclestone in 2013)

 

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