While former model, Christina Estrada was not awarded the £196 million she had sought from her ex-husband Walid Juffali, Estrada walked away smiling when the court awarded her £75 million on Friday.
The British press said this is one of the largest “needs award” arising from a divorce in English legal history.
Estrada now has approximately £22 million alone in assets, which include gifts from Juffali.
She said: “I always wanted to resolve the matter amicably. This process has been incredibly bruising and distressing.”
The former model recalled that she was ‘happily’ married to Juffali for 12 years and have a daughter together, but reminded the British press that he took both a second wife and divorced her without her knowledge.
“His use of diplomatic immunity to try and prevent me from access to a legally binding settlement set a worrying precedent,” she added.
Estrada said she is pleased with the ruling and can now move on with her life.
The High Court in London had heard Estrada claim she needed the money from Juffali to maintain the lifestyle to which she and her daughter are accustomed.