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Ex-Formula One Boss Flavio Briatore, 69, Pictured With New 20-Year-Old Girlfriend

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Ex-Formula One Boss Flavio Briatore, 69, Pictured With New 20-Year-Old Girlfriend

Ex-Formula One boss Flavio Briatore has been snapped smooching his new girlfriend - who is almost half a century younger than him.

The 69-year-old millionaire was pictured on holiday in Kenya with law student Benedetta Bosi, aged 20 - who is not quite a celebrity herself, although she was Miss Pietrasantino Carnival back in 2017.

His relationship with Benedetta, who is currently studying at the State University of Milan, comes after his divorce from Elisabetta Gregoraci, 39, which put an end to the couple's nine-year marriage.

Mr Briatore, who is said to be worth more than £300 million ($385m), is best known for having been the boss of fashion brand Benetton, spearheading Renault's race to the top of Motorsport, and spending three years as chairman of London football club Queens Park Rangers.

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The Italian was pictured on holiday with his new partner. Credit: Mertino/MEGA
The Italian was pictured on holiday with his new partner. Credit: Mertino/MEGA

In the past, the magnate has also dated the likes of supermodel Heidi Klum - who he dated between March and November 2003 and with whom he has a 15-year-old daughter, Leni.

Speaking about his relationship with Leni and her mother, Mr Briatore told Italy's Il Corriere della Sera that he felt it made more sense for the model's next partner, singer Seal, to become her dad.

He said: "Leni is my natural daughter, but the three of us happily agreed that it made more sense if Seal adopted her, because a child needs to grow up in a family.

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"Heidi, Seal and I have built an amazing relationship. It's hard to miss a baby that you never see. But I know that Leni is not an abandoned child. Leni is part of Seal's family."

The couple were snapped holidaying in Kenya. Credit: Mega
The couple were snapped holidaying in Kenya. Credit: Mega

Mr Briatore has also dated supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Speaking about their relationship, Ms Campbell told Marie Claire Magazine: "I'm not going to be a trophy. If you expect me to be in the kitchen cooking breakfast in high heels, looking as though I just stepped out of a fashion magazine, it's not going to happen."

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But despite a string of high profile splits, Mr Briatore said he's a bit of a hopeless romantic.

In 2005, he told Vogue: "I never count, it's not right. I believe every time you go out with somebody you go out because you are looking for something.

"Always the intention is good. If it's not successful, maybe it's destiny."

Featured Image Credit: Mertino/MEGA

Topics: Celebrity, Dating, Sex and Relationships, Italy

Dominic Smithers
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