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‘Stop Insisting..’ – Billionaire Toni Iuruc Announces Shock Separation From Simona Halep After 11 Months of Marriage

Published 09/07/2022, 12:10 PM EDT

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The former world no.1 Simona Halep has had a terrible US Open as she lost in the very first round to Ukrainian tennis player, Daria Snigur. Now, it seems like she is getting another bad news as she could get a divorce from her billionaire husband Toni Iuruc.

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Notably, in September 2021, the Romanian tennis player tied the knot with businessman Iuruc. However, according to recent reports, the two-time Grand Slam champion could end her marriage after just one year.


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Simona Halep to get a divorce from her husband Toni Iuruc

According to the Romanian publication ProSport, Halep will get a divorce this Thursday. When asked about it, her husband Iuruc said,We decided together with Simona to break up! Stop insisting, it’s my last public appearance… The rest will be handled by the lawyers in the most civilized way possible. Thank you for understanding!” (Translated using Google Translate)

Earlier, her husband commented, “I don’t comment on our private life… No, I’m not getting a divorce tomorrow… Stop insisting, no comment.”


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Rumors suggest that the growing distance between them is one of the main reasons for their divorce. Moreover, Halep’s loss at the US Open pushed back their relationship further. Despite their divorce, there won’t be any settlement regarding money, which they have already decided against.

Halep talked about having kids

Earlier in an interview, Halep talked about having three kids with her husband, Iuruc. “If I dare to say, three kids but probably will be only two, no time for three kids,” Halep said after her marriage.


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When the Romanian tennis star was practicing at Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy in France, Iuruc came to support her while she was going through a tough phase in her career.

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Notably, after her marriage, she was having a hard time on the tour as she parted ways with her long-time coach, Darren Cahill. Later, she went on to change multiple coaches after not getting the desired result. In April, Serena Williams‘ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou joined her camp just before the French Open.


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So far, they have played 3 Grand Slam tournaments together and her best result came at Wimbledon when she reached the semifinals. Apart from that, she also won the Canadian Open under Mouratoglou. However, the first-round exit at the US Open may have caused a deep impact on her professional and personal life. As of now, only Iuruc made a brief comment on their divorce. We just have to wait and hear from Halep as well about the possible reason for their separation.

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Debkinkar Maity


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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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