Slavica defends her daughter's £12m wedding

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Slavica, ex-wife of Formula 1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, has spoken out to defend the £12 million she spent on their daughter Petra's wedding.

"It was worth every penny because it made my daughter happy. Who cares about money?"

Slavica, 53, added that she wanted to make the day special as her own wedding to Bernie was a disappointment.

With the end of their turbulent marriage in 2009, the statuesque brunette received a £750-million settlement meaning she could afford to splash out.

When her 22-year-old daughter married businessman James Stunt in August, 6ft 2in Slavica made sure that the lavish wedding was "everything it could be".

Guests toasted the happy couple with £4,000 bottles of Chateau Petrus wine and watched performances by the Black Eyed Peas, opera star Andrea Bocelli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bernie recently revealed his shock at the staggering cost of the wedding, having originally been led to believe that the day had cost in the region of £5 million.

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