Tamara Ecclestone revealed that her daughter had predicted that Bernie would become a father again at age 89 and that he sat down with the family to tell them.
The 35-year-old Formula One heiress told six-year-old MailOnline Sophia who asked her grandfather and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, about the couple who started a family – just weeks before Bernie does not communicate the news.
In an exclusive interview, Tamara, who is so happy and excited that her father becomes a father for the fourth time, said: “It is really funny to watch him now. Fifi predicted it.
Close: Tamara Ecclestone revealed that her daughter had predicted that Bernie would become a father again at 89 with his wife Fabiana Flosi (photo) and that he sat the family to tell them
She continued, “It might come as a surprise to everyone because they just heard it now, but we have known this from the start and I am really happy for both of them.
“It was so long ago, to be honest, they told us during dinner.
“It was funny because Fifi asked her if she was planning to have a baby just before they told us when she was pregnant and they said ‘no, we don’t know’ but she was probably at its beginnings.
“When Fifi heard the news, she was like” I told you she was going to have a baby. “
Speaking in isolation from her home in London, Tamara added, “This is such good news during a dark period. “
Two peas in a pod: the heiress of Formula 1 told MailOnline that Sophia had questioned her grandfather and his wife about the couple who started a family – weeks before he shared the news
Happy: It was revealed last week that former Formula 1 boss Bernie is expecting his first son with his third wife, 44-year-old Brazilian marketing director Fabiana (photo in 2019)
It was revealed last week that former Formula 1 boss Bernie is expecting his first son with his third wife, 44-year-old Brazilian marketing director Fabiana.
Bernie already has three daughters, Deborah, 65, from her first marriage to Ivy Bamford and Tamara and Petra, 31, whom he shares with his second wife, Slavica Radić.
Tamara says she is “excited” by the birth of a son in the family, who will be separated from her 35 and 65 years from Bernie’s eldest daughter Deborah.
She said, “We are so happy and excited for them.
“We are mainly girls and I know a lot more than making girls, but my sister has two boys, so at least he will have company.”
The mother of one child is currently isolated with her husband Jay Rutland, 39, and daughter Sophia, nicknamed Fifi, in their London home.
“I can’t wait to see her”: Tamara admitted she couldn’t meet Sister Petra’s newborn due to coronavirus was “really difficult” (Petra and Tamara pictured in 2017)
Earlier this month, Tamara’s sister Petra confirmed that she had welcomed a girl with her fiancé Sam Palmer, 36, but because of the coronavirus, their newborn “has not yet seen the world” .
Tamara admitted that the failure to meet her niece, who is her sister’s fourth child, has taken its toll and that she cannot wait until they are reunited.
She said, “It’s really difficult. Obviously, she doesn’t usually live in this country, but now that she is here, we would ideally like to spend time together.
“Sophia really misses her cousins and I miss her a lot, it’s difficult. But we have to follow the rules and do everything we can. As hard as it is, it will pass.
“I can’t wait to see her. I’m so glad they’re healthy and happy, and everyone is fine.
“She really grew up”: the mother of a child said that Sophia missed her cousins but that she also adapted well to isolation and home schooling for the first time
For the first time, Tamara teaches at home in Sophia, who told MailOnline that although she likes being at home with mom and dad, she also misses her friends and cousins.
Tamara says she enjoyed watching her daughter grow and that she is grateful to have a good time with her family while they quarantine together.
She said, “Actually, it was quite fun, it’s really cool to watch her progress.
“She reads very well, I really enjoyed being able to see her progress. The pressure, luckily she’s only six.
“We are very grateful for our health and it would be strange for us to complain because the three of us are together.
“We are happy as we are right now”: the time spent away from their busy schedules during the lockout did not convince Tamara to have another baby with husband Jay Rutland
“Sophia is really happy. She is doing very well. We do a little homeschooling and a lot of play, just to see her do well and face such an important adjustment, obviously not being able to see her friends or her cousins, she really understands that.
“I explained to her that someday people would look at her as a hero, so give up her birthday party and not go out, she was really grown up and good-natured about it.
“We are well; obviously the fact that we are healthy is the most important thing. Staying at home is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
But time spent away from their busy schedules of “flying around and rushing to another meeting or getting stuck in traffic” did not convince the family of three to have another baby.
Tamara said: “Fifi keeps us very much on our toes. We don’t exclude it – if it happens in the future, it happens. But we are happy as we are right now.
Adorable: Sophia, who has been busy cooking and using tie dye, told MailOnline that even though she likes being at home with mom and dad, she also misses her friends