Posted: 6 September, 2013
James and Erica Packer Call It Quits On Their 6 Year Marriage
Billionaire James Packer and his wife Erica Packer’s six year marriage is over. The couple have announced their split on the eve of James’ 46th birthday. Close friends have reveled that while the separation is “traumatic” it’s “amicable”.
Erica has moved out of the $40million Vaucluse mansion the couple shared with their three young children, Indigo, 5, Jackson, 3 and Emmanuelle who’ll turn 1 later this month.
A close friend of the couple has told Fairfax Media that ‘‘There are no third parties involved on either side. They’re friends and they want to make sure they will stay friends. The kids are their priority. It’s that simple.”
No word yet on whether their separation is heading to divorce but it’s likely to be expensive for one of Australia’s richest men. Sydney Morning Herald reported last year that James’ last marriage to model Jodhi Meares, which lasted only 2 years, involved a $10million settlement.