Marlene Knaus Bio
Marlene Knaus born in 1956 in America is a model who is popularly known for being Niki Lauda’s wife. She later received an Austrian nationality. She remained in the limelight as ‘it girl’ during the time when her ex-husband Nikki Lauda was reigning in the Formula 1 world, however, she didn’t choose to disclose her personal details in the media.
Marlene Knaus Age
Marlene was born in 1956 in America. She has however not disclosed any details about his exact date of birth. She is 63 years old as of 2019.
Marlene Knaus Husband
She was married to Nikki Lauda. The two began dating shortly after their first meet in the early 70s.
The two remained in a relationship for a few years before marrying in 1976. They were considered as one of the hottest celebrity couples of that time and were frequently in the news because of their love story.
The couple have two children born during their short marriage. They welcomed their first child, a son Mathias Lauda on the 30 January 1981, and Lucas. Mathias is also a racing driver and their second son Lucas acts as Mathias’ manager.
Marlene and Nikki Lauda remained in a marital relationship for around one and a half decade before they called it quit in 1991. After her divorce, Marlene is not known to have remained in a relationship with any other person.
Meanwhile, the F1 racer Nikki was in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend before he met Marlene. He was so smitten with the beautiful Marlene that he decided to leave his eight-year relationship to be with her. The Guardian reported that he left his former girlfriend to be with Marlene.
Marlene Knaus stays in touch with her husband even after getting a divorce. The couple has reported on several occasions that they have been keeping in touch even after marriage. Marlene Knaus has not been married since while her former husband has re-married and added more children to the family. Moreover, Nikki also has a son from his extra-marital relationship with his unnamed girlfriend.
Knaus is living under a radar since her separation and nothing is much is known about her current whereabouts
Marlene Knaus’ Career
Marlene kicked off her career in modeling before she became famous as Nikki Lauda’s wife. She was a lesser known model, before tying the knot to Niki, but she rose to fame quickly after her marriage and the subsequent divorce from her husband.
She was one of the famous fashion icon in those days. Moreover, her relationship with a famous sportsperson helped in increasing her popularity in the wider range.
Marlene Knaus’ Net Worth And Achievements
Marlene Knaus has earned several millions from her divorce with Niki. Niki has the net worth of a whopping 43 million dollars. This whopping amount of net worth has been accumulated over the years as he is a three-time F1 champion in the years 1975, 1977 and 1984. Marlene Knaus has a perfectly maintained body and is still as beautiful as ever. She surely will continue to be in the highlights for being the ex-wife of a legendary racer.
Niki Lauda Death
Niki Lauda passed away on May 20th, 2019. Confirming his death, his family released a statement to confirm his death which read; “His unique successes as a sportsman and entrepreneur are and will stay in our memory. His tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness, and his courage remain a role model and standard for all of us. Away from the public, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him.”