Princess Stéphanie and Daniel Ducruet
The youngest daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III has had two marriages that ended in divorce. In 1992 she began a relationship with her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet, a divorcée with a child from a previous union. They welcomed a son, Louis, later that year. Though Prince Rainier was resistant to the couple marrying, he conceded after the couple welcomed daughter Pauline in 1994. They married in a civil ceremony one year later.
Their marriage didn’t last, however: The pair divorced in September 1996 after photographs of Ducruet’s indiscretion with Muriel “Fili” Mol-Houteman — Miss Bare Breasts of Belgium 1995 — were published.
After a brief fling in 2001 with elephant trainer Franco Knie, who was married to another woman, Stéphanie found love again with acrobat Adans Lopez Peres — a member of Knie’s circus ensemble. They secretly wed in September 2003 and split in November 2004.Back to top