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Mariana Simionescu


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Full NameMariana Simionescu
First NameMariana
Last NameSimionescu
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Birth CityTargu Neamt
Birth CountryRomania
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseBjorn Borg
Relation WithJean-Louis Schlesser
No Of Children1
Networth$2.5 M
Date of BirthNovember 27,1956
Age65 years

Mariana Simionescu is a Romanian-born retired tennis player mainly recognized as the first wife of a former Swedish world no.1 tennis player, Bjorn Borg

In 1974, she won the French junior championships and went on to win one singles title and one double title, eventually reaching a career-high singles ranking of world no. 36 in 1978

Mariana Simionescu and Bjorn Borg were together for eight years.
Mariana Simionescu and Bjorn Borg were together for eight years. Source: Instagram

She was married for just four years

Mariana was 19 when she first crossed paths with Bjorn in 1976 at the French Open in Paris

According to Mariana, she met Bjorn on the 10th of June, 1976, after he called her room at around 10 p.m. and asked her to go out with him to celebrate their coach’s birthday. 

Mariana was granted permission from her mom and was asked to return to the hotel room in time. 

Since Mariana and Bjorn were talking all the time, they didn’t realize it was already 5 a.m

Soon they began dating, and after four years of dating, on the 24th of July, 1980, they were in Bucharest exchanging their wedding vows amid 4000 guests.

It was a double celebration for the couple as Bjorn had just landed victory over McEnroe to win his fifth Wimbledon final

However, with passing years they encountered a complex situation where both could not enjoy their normal life that later became unbearable. 

By the last year in 1984, they had no relationship worth the name.

Mariana Simionescu and Bjorn Borg on their big day.
Mariana Simionescu and Bjorn Borg on their big day. Source: Pinterest

Gave love the second chance 

After several years of divorce from Bjorn, Mariana gave love a second chance and started dating racing driver Jean-Louis Schlesser

She gave birth to their son Anthony Schlesser in 1994

Mariana admitted to being in love with the father of her son but later didn’t work out, and she was left all alone. Anthony started working with his father in 2013.

As of her ex-husband, he also gave love a second chance and got married to his current wife Patricia Ostfeldt

Mariana Simionescu son Anthony and ex-boyfriend Jean-Louis Schlesser ran an event in 2020.
Mariana Simionescu son Anthony and ex-boyfriend Jean-Louis Schlesser ran an event in 2020. Source: Facebook 

She did not think of marrying twice

Mariana did not think of marrying twice after her first failed marriage. She said that she had been married only one time in her life, with Borg, and that was all. 

She resides with her mom, son, and their dog, whom she considers her whole world. She keeps herself busy, happy, and content passing her to her small family. 

She has nothing to worry about since her mom and 27-year-old son is there for her to take care of her.

She was sent down memory lane after reuniting with her ex-husband Bjorn in ages

Mariana was sent down down memory lane after she reunited with Bjorn during the premiere of the 2017 film Borg Vs. McEnroe, the film depicts the story of one of the greatest rivalries between tennis players Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe

According to Mariana, she wanted to cry at the end of the film. The film was so intense with full of emotion that there was no room for it during the film. 

Her life with Bjorn was impossible to forget and was no less than a movie as there was love, fun, drama, adventure, and everything. 

Mariana Simionescu with her ex-husband Bjorn Borg and his now-wife Patricia.
Mariana Simionescu with her ex-husband Bjorn Borg and his now-wife Patricia. Source: Instagram

She still has a soft corner for Bjorn, whom she considers the real love of her life

Mariana, in an interview, said of Bjorn to be the real love of her life. She admitted being in a relationship with Bjorn was the best feeling ever. 

It seemed like she was dreaming. She was so head over heels in love with Bjorn that she even didn’t know her name at the time. 

The time spent with him was the most exciting time of her life. According to Mariana, everything was nice about Bjorn as he was a very shy person, and she knew exactly how to bring out his emotions. 

She was the one who could read expressionless Bjorn beside his coach. Mariana visited Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason who played Bjorn in the movie Borg vs. McEnroe

While seeing him, she could not move. She thought he was the young Bjorn and as if the clock had stopped. 

She even grabbed his cheek to figure out if he was real. To keep her memory alive, her house is filled with photos of her and him of the time she spent with him.

Net Worth

The net worth of Mariana and her ex-husband is estimated to be :

 Net Worth Source
Mariana Simionescu $1 million - $2.5 millionFormer Tennis Player
Bjorn Borg$40 millionTennis Player


  1. Mariana was born on the 27th of November, 1956. She is currently 65 years old.

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