The Stunning Lebanese Supermodel Who Has Married One of the World's Richest Men

The Stunning Lebanese Supermodel Who Has Married One of the World's Richest Men
Posing seductively for the camera, this is the sultry Lebanese model who has sparked one of the biggest divorce battles in history.
 
Former supermodel Christina Estrada, 52, is fighting Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali over his £4 billion fortune after he fell for the charms of Beirut beauty Loujain Adada, 25.
 
American-born Ms Estrada, is seeking a significant slice of Juffali’s wealth, which includes a £60 million converted church in Knightsbridge and sprawling estates in Dartmouth and Surrey. 
 
She reportedly initiated divorce proceedings at the High Court after her estranged husband, whom she married in 2001, made Ms Adada his third wife under Islamic law - which permits him to have four wives.
 
In November 2012 no expense was spared as the 60-year-old billionaire businessman married the glamorous model come TV presenter, 32 years his junior, at a lavish ceremony in Venice.
 
The bride, then just 22, wore a diamond encrusted necklace worth a £1.9 million and a wedding dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld, costing £190,000.
 
Hundreds of family and friends attended the nuptials, many of whom were flown 1,500 miles from Lebanon to Venice on private jets. US rapper Akon was also in attendance.
 
But the photos are said to have enraged Ms Estrada, who friends said, had no intention of sharing her husband with a younger model.
 
In 2014 she is said to have become further angered after her husband and his new wife had a baby daughter, now seven months. 
 
Ms Adada’s Instagram profile provides a glimpse into the jet-set lifestyle she enjoys with one of the world’s richest men and the lavish spending on gifts, which are said to have further angered Ms Estrada.
 
In one photo, her love rival, a leggy brunette wearing a short skirt and black heels, beams for the camera in a brand new £135,000 pink Bentley sports car, a similar model to one owned by Paris Hilton, a gift from Mr Juffali.
 
'Finally got my pink Bentley sports car I'm so happy it's the most beautiful present from my hubby! #grateful #blessed #besthubby #intheworld', she gushed in the caption.
 
In another post Ms Adada, dripping in expensive jewellery, is dressed in denim hot pants, a tight pink top showing off her curves, topped off with a cowboy hat holding the hand of her husband and facing him.
 
The caption purrs: ‘The world means everything to me and you are my world #myhappilyeverafter #loveyoumyhubby'. 
 
In other updates which further rub salt into Ms Estradas’ wounds, Ms Adada is only too keen to chart her life of luxury.
 
In one photo Ms Adada, now 25, poses in the grounds of an exquisite beach next to an infinity pool and in another she is pictured meeting Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman.
 
Growing up, Ms Adada was part of a big Sunni Muslim family in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, and studied at the elite £5,800 a term Lebanese American University (LAU), which was set up by American Presbyterian missionaries as a school for girls.
 
The sultry good looks which seduced Mr Juffali caught the attention of TV bosses as she got her big break hosting music channel MTV on Lebanese TV.
 
Now American Ms Estrada, who was romantically linked to Prince Andrew when she modelled for the Pirelli calendar in the 1990s, is said to be determined to divorce Mr Juffali. 
 
The Mail on Sunday reported this weekend that she is demanding a share in at least three British properties together worth an estimated £60million.
 
They include his London home - a seven-bedroom, £60 million converted church with gold-leaf ceilings around the corner from the department store Harrods.
 
Ms Estrada, who has a 13-year-old daughter with him, is also making claims on two sprawling countryside mansions owned by Mr Juffali - Bishopsgate House in Egham, Surrey, worth up to £15million, and a coastal property near Dartmouth, Devon, which he bought for £3.25million in 2007.
 
A friend of Ms Estrada's said: 'It is well known in our social circle that Christina is divorcing [Mr Juffali].
 
'It started when he married that Lebanese woman. That is acceptable in his home country but an American woman cannot accept it.
 
'It's a clash of cultures.'
 
It is thought that the sum sought by Ms Estrada is significantly more than the value of the three properties.
 
Last week MailOnline revealed what could be the world's biggest settlement involving Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanina and his wife of 30 years Natalia, who is seeking half of his £10 billion fortune after he had a child with his secret mistress.
 
The world’s most expensive payout to date was in May last year when a Swiss court ordered Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev to pay his ex-wife £2.9 billion 
 
She previously rejected an £517 million settlement. 
 
Dmitry’s fortune is estimated at £5.5 billion. 
 
However, in the latest twist in the saga, a court slashed the pay-out to £385 million last month - and their fight continues.
 
In 1999 art dealer Alec Wildenstein divorced New York socialite known for her plastic surgery Jocelyn Wilderstein, when she received a £1.6 billion settlement, plus £64 million a year over 13 years.
 
The costliest settlement in British legal history is that of Bernie Ecclestone, who paid his wife Slavica an estimated £740 million.
 
Should Ms Estrada obtain title to the properties, or even a half share, it would dwarf Sir Paul McCartney’s £24 million payout to Heather Mills or Jude Law’s settlement with Sadie Frost, which reportedly cost £4 million. 
 
Ironically it is not the first time Mr Juffali, has been involved in a high profile and expensive divorce. 
 
In 2000 he divorced his first wife Basma Al-Sulaiman, now 55, and paid her £40million after ending 24 years of marriage.
 
That time, friends said Ms Al-Sulaiman served divorce papers in June 2001 on Walid as he drove out of the gates of his Ascot mansion with Ms Estrada.
 
He then rushed indoors and then came out and 'divorced' Ms Sulaiman in the traditional Muslim way by saying 'I divorce you' three times. 

Source: The Daily Mail