Billionairess Athina Onassis appeared in public for the first time following news of her split with Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto after 11 years of marriage.
Looking sad and haggard, she rode her horse at the Longines Global Champions Tour taking place in Chantilly, France.
Media reports coming from Brazil confirm the split with reports that the heiress lives alone following her separation from her husband. She was not wearing her wedding band during the championships.
Her appearance at the event sent the message that life goes on and indicates that she will continue pursuing the sport she loves with passion.
‘Doda’ Miranda was found in bed with the blonde at the $2 million home that the heiress bought in the horsey-heaven of Wellington, Florida just last year.
Now Miranda is desperately trying to worm his way back into the life of the heiress who inherited half of the $5 billion fortune of her shipping magnate grandfather Jacqueline Kennedy’s second husband.
‘I am really in the midst of a storm,’ Miranda, 43, admitted. ‘But I will not give up on my love.
‘It won’t be easy but I will fight until the end.’
Miranda real name Alvaro de Miranda Neto was discovered in bed with the woman by his wife’s security team, causing a scandal that has rocked the show jumping world.
‘Athina’s security detail is paid by her not him. They busted him having sex with another woman in the couple’s new house in Wellington,’ a well-connected member of the international show jumping circuit told.
‘He begged them not to say anything, but one of them went straight to Athina.
She immediately packed her bags and went off to Europe.
‘This has been the buzz in Wellington for about a month,’ added the source.
‘It was apparently a one-night stand, there was nothing serious going on between them.’
Doda was a member of Brazil’s Olympic showjumping team that won bronze medals in both 1996 and 2000.
Athina, 31, is an international equestrian herself and hopes to represent Greece in this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She competed in the latest leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Chantilly, France, last weekend — without her wedding band. The website Greek Reporter said she looked ‘sad and haggard.’
The next leg of the tour is in Cannes starting June 9.
Sources say the woman that Miranda cheated with follows her sibling around to international competitions. O
ther high-profile members of the tour include Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica, and Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of New York City’s billionaire former mayor, Michael Bloomberg.