Valtteri Bottas wife: Why did F1 star split with Olympic swimmer?

Valterri Bottas and Emilia began dating in 2010. They met when while appearing on a Finnish TV chat show together and tied the knot in Helsinki in September 2016.

However, after three years of marriage, Bottas and his wife will be getting divorced.

The F1 star explained they would be going their separate ways due to the “challenges my career and life situation bring”.

Announcing the news on Twitter and Instagram, Bottas wrote: “Unfortunately I have to share you the news that the marriage between Emilia and myself has come to an end.

“Our ways have split because of the challenges my career and life situation bring and we think this is the best for both of us and our future lives, so we are separating as friends.

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“I will be forever thankful for all the sacrifices she had to make for me, for her support during many years and for all the experiences that we have had together.

“I trust that you will respect both of us and our privacy regarding this matter. This will be all I have to say and comment regarding our divorce.”

Emilia was born on October 11, 1992, making her 27 years old.

A Finland native, she represents her country in swimming and holds multiple records.

Emilia has also competed in the Olympics on three occasions, in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

She took part in the 100m butterfly ranking 46th when she was just 15.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, she raced in the 100m and 200m butterfly, plus the 200m individual medley.

At Rio 2016 she was part of the 4 x 100m medley relay team.

Emilia is also fond of horse riding and has taken part in several showjumping competitions.

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