Boris Becker: Sabrina Setlur talks about her former relationship with Boris Becker

Boris Becker
Sabrina Setlur recalls her relationship with the tennis star

Boris Becker and Sabrina Setlur in 2001

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More than 20 years ago Boris Becker and Sabrina Setlur were a couple. In a podcast, the musician, who is actually keeping a low profile when it comes to her private life, talks about the former romance and explains why it was a challenge.

At the beginning of the 2000s, Sabrina Setlur, 48, had already celebrated great success with several albums. At that time, Boris Becker, 54, had ended his sporting career with six Grand Slam titles and three Wimbledon victories. In 2001, his divorce from Barbara Becker, 56, became final and the former tennis pro entered into a liaison with the rapper for several months. The short relationship should not have been that easy, Setlur now reveals.

Sabrina Setlur on the liaison with Boris Becker: “It was absolutely corrosive”

In the latest episode of the podcast “Shut Up – Pets and Their Celebrities”, Sabrina Setlur mainly talks about her beloved dog Kobe, who even has his own Instagram channel. But when the moderators Jule Gölsdorf and Christine Langner ask the rapper whether she would banish the Yorkshire terrier from her bed if she were taken, the three women talk about partnerships in general – including Boris Becker. Landing in the headlines with their relationship was extremely uncomfortable for the 48-year-old. “It was absolutely awful,” says Setlur, adding: “I realized it myself – maybe too late: the thing is going somewhere and I can’t stop it.”

“I don’t want that kind of popularity”

The feeling of losing control over this was difficult for Sabrina to bear. In addition, it bothered her that the reports about her person were no longer about her music. As her job receded further and further into the background, she quickly realized the following: “I don’t want that kind of popularity. I’m just not a celebrity in all walks of life.” In addition, not only she but also her friends and family suffered from the press, “which was not always friendly.”

Therefore, shortly after her romance with Becker, who is currently in prison for delaying bankruptcy, she made the decision to keep her private life out of the public eye – and she still does so today.

Source used: “Shut Up – Pets and Their Celebs”

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