The German tennis legend plans to marry the daughter of his former manager
German tennis legend Boris Becker is getting married, his spokeswoman tells PEOPLE.
“I’m happy to confirm to you that Alessandra Meyer-Wölden and Boris Becker were engaged yesterday with a small circle of family members,” Irene Kessler said in a statement Monday.
The news was first announced by the Web site of Germany’s mass-circulation daily bild.de. According to the paper, Becker, 40, asked his 24-year-old girlfriend – known as Sandy – to marry him while vacationing on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Although paparazzi have only recently snapped pictures of the two, this is hardly a story of love at first sight. The couple has known each other since she was a child. Her father, Axel Meyer- Wölden, was Becker’s most trusted advisor and manager in the 1990s. He died in 1997 at age 56.
Becker has two sons with his ex-wife Barbara and a daughter from a previous relationship.