MIAMI — In June, it was reported that billionaire Jeff Soffer and model Elle Macpherson had separated after four years of marriage. But now, sources claim the two had never actually tied the knot.
Apparently, Soffer has been boasting to his buds that the couple weren’t legally wed in Fiji in 2013.
At the time, there were few details about the ceremony, which was reportedly only attended by close friends and family, including Soffer’s dad, famed real estate developer Donald Soffer, and Macpherson’s two teenage sons.
The supermodel, known as The Body because of her impressive physique, and Soffer had dated for two years before breaking up for eight months. After reconciling, they got engaged in 2012.
In June, a source revealed that the couple were “definitely over.”
“She has left their house at Indian Creek in Miami with her kids, and is looking for her own house in Miami,” added the source.
Women’s Day Australia reported that the model had received a $26 million mansion and $53 million in cash as part of settlement.
Representatives for Soffer and Macpherson have yet to comment on the divorce rumors and there are no court records in Florida related to the couple’s divorce.
According to the Fiji Tourism Office, “weddings in Fiji are recognized as legal worldwide.”
Macpherson dated Billy Joel in the early eighties and was married to French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon from 1986 to 1989.
In 1996, she started dating London-based French financier Arpad Busson. They have two sons, Arpad Flynn Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson. The couple separated in 2005.
Soffer was previously married to Kimberly Soffer, who he divorced in 2007. He was also linked to Gwyneth Paltrow following her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
Regardless of whether they were married or not, it sounds like the separation has been somewhat amicable given that they’re both walking away with millions.