Showing him what he's missing? Leggy Petra Ecclestone stuns in a sparkling dress as she joins sister Tamara for family night out... following claims ex-husband James Stunt is ENGAGED

22 March 2018 - 17:02

Her ex-husband James Stunt is alleged to be engaged to former Hollyoaks actress Samantha Rowley - just five months after their £55.bn divorce was finalised.

And Petra Ecclestone was putting on a brave face as she stepped out in London on Wednesday night, joined by her sister and close confidante Tamara and her brother-in-law Jay Rutland.

The Formula One heiress was certainly showing her ex what he was missing, donning a glamorous sparkling dress with a low-cut neckline.

Moving on: Petra Ecclestone was putting on a brave face as she stepped out in London on Wednesday night, joined by her sister and close confidante Tamara and her brother-in-law Jay Rutland


Striking: Tamara followed closely behind her sibling, rocking a purple bodycon dress that clung to her hourglass curves

Striking: Tamara followed closely behind her sibling, rocking a purple bodycon dress that clung to her hourglass curves

Petra kept warm in a grey fut coat, exuding glamour in her metallic ensemble.

The striking blonde pulled her long locks up in a high ponytail and accessorised with coordinating hoops earrings.

Tamara followed closely behind her sibling, rocking a purple bodycon dress that clung to her hourglass curves.

The siblings - who are the best of friends - put on a united front as they enjoyed a night out as a family. 


Glamorous: The Formula One heiress was certainly showing her ex what he was missing, donning a sparkling dress with a low-cut neckline

Glamorous: The Formula One heiress was certainly showing her ex what he was missing, donning a sparkling dress with a low-cut neckline

Snug: Petra kept warm in a grey fut coat, exuding glamour in her metallic ensemble

Snug: Petra kept warm in a grey fut coat, exuding glamour in her metallic ensemble

Over the weekend, it was reported that James had gifted new love interest Samantha a huge sapphire ring, which she has been wearing on her engagement finger. 

One-time soap actress Samantha is famous for a fleeting role in Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

She played devious Clare Devine in 2005, but when the character returned to screens in 2006, she was curiously replaced by lookalike actress Gemma Bissix. 


Joining forces: The siblings - who are the best of friends - put on a united front as they enjoyed a night out as a family

Joining forces: The siblings - who are the best of friends - put on a united front as they enjoyed a night out as a family


Dapper: Art gallery boss Jay was looking relaxed in a grey jacket and jeans 

Dapper: Art gallery boss Jay was looking relaxed in a grey jacket and jeans 

Keeping coy: Petra has yet to comment on the claims regarding her ex husband 

Keeping coy: Petra has yet to comment on the claims regarding her ex husband

During her time in the limelight, Samantha was featured in the reality show Make Me A Supermodel on Five in March 2005, in which she came fourth.  

Together with her best friend Laura - the daughter of celebrity chef Aldo Zilli - Samantha has been rivalling Petra with her socialite status, enjoying three nights out in as many days.

The Petra and Tamara lookalikes both bare a striking resemblance to the blonde and the brunette.


Has he married? It appears as though James Stunt has tied the knot again, as he sported what looked like a wedding ring while enjoying the company of Petra lookalike Samantha Rowley at Nobu in Mayfair on Friday

Has he married? It appears as though James Stunt has tied the knot again, as he sported what looked like a wedding ring while enjoying the company of Petra lookalike Samantha Rowley at Nobu in Mayfair on Friday


Travelling in style: Best friend duo Samantha (left) and Laura (right) are being considered the new 'Petra and Tamara' thanks to their very similar good looks and blessed lifestyles

Travelling in style: Best friend duo Samantha (left) and Laura (right) are being considered the new 'Petra and Tamara' thanks to their very similar good looks and blessed lifestyles


Sister, sister: Petra and Tamara (here in November 2017)  have one of the richest lifestyles in showbusiness

Sister, sister: Petra and Tamara (here in November 2017)  have one of the richest lifestyles in showbusiness

Former roommates Samantha and Laura, 32 - the affluent daughter of celebrity chef Aldo Zilli - previously starred in reality show 7 Days, documenting the lives of Notting Hill residents in 2010.

In 2012, Laura briefly put her modelling career on hold to follow in her father's footsteps and front a TV show and book called High Class Cooker.

Aside from their glamorous good looks, the West London-based best friends seem to lead strangely similar lives to socialite sisters Petra and Tamara, counting private jets, lavish holidays and exclusive parties among their many plush pass-times.  


Bitter: Stunt's divorce to ex-wife Petra proved to be incredibly bitter and he also went as far as labelling her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone an 'evil dwarf' and a 'C-list celebrity' (pictured together in 2014) 

Bitter: Stunt's divorce to ex-wife Petra proved to be incredibly bitter and he also went as far as labelling her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone an 'evil dwarf' and a 'C-list celebrity' (pictured together in 2014)

James was last seen with the blonde in January, before they reunited for two consecutive nights out this weekend.

On Friday night, when Samantha and James headed to Nobu in Mayfair, he raised eyebrows with a ring worn on his wedding finger.

The billionaire gold dealer was also seen bizarrely handing out wads of cash to beggars before making calls on a satellite phone.

Samantha looked every inch the bombshell as she sported an immaculate blowdry and a glamorous coat of make-up, while dressing her slender figure in an all-black rocker inspired look. 


Finances: The 35-year-old billionaire gold dealer was also seen continuing his bizarre behaviour as he gave out wads of cash to beggars

Finances: The 35-year-old billionaire gold dealer was also seen continuing his bizarre behaviour as he gave out wads of cash to beggars

Stunt's divorce to ex-wife Petra proved to be incredibly bitter and he also went as far as labelling her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone an 'evil dwarf' and a 'C-list celebrity'.

Having wed in a lavish, £12 million Italian ceremony in 2011, the couple enjoyed an extraordinarily extravagant life together, splashing out on a £100 million Chelsea mansion and a 123-room, £158 million home in LA.

But their marriage hit the rocks, sparking a bitter divorce battle last summer.

During a bad-tempered hearing, details of their marriage were laid bare, including hotly disputed allegations that Mr Stunt was abusive, violent and took overdoses.

The divorce proceedings were not short of controversy and Mr Stunt was even accused of making a 'gun gesture' to Petra's father Bernie Ecclestone at one point.

While no details of the settlement were released, it was reported that James signed a £16 million prenuptial agreement, with Petra also awarded sole custody of the couple's three children in January.

Since late last year Petra has been photographed with a new man, Sam Palmer, a vintage car dealer who is friends with 33-year-old Tamara’s husband Jay Rutland.

‘It’s very early-on dating,’ she told Mail On Sunday's YOU magazine this weekend. ‘The whole thing is quite strange because my life didn’t pan out the way I expected it to. I thought I wasn’t the type who believed in divorce. 


Familiar face: Samantha (here in October 2006) enjoyed a brief time in the limelight in 2005

Familiar face: Samantha (here in October 2006) enjoyed a brief time in the limelight in 2005

'I go to church and I got married thinking I would be with that person for the rest of my life. But things happen for a reason and, whatever that reason is, I’ve now got my three kids.’

In her first interview since the divorce, Petra also spoke about being a single mother to their children.

‘Being a single mother is hard,’ she continued. ‘There’s no day off. You can’t take your eyes off them – it’s draining.

'Things like going on holiday are tough. Last week we were in Dubai and I had a nanny, but it’s not the same. You’re not a family.’ 

Time in the spotlight: Pictured here in April 2006, Samantha was also a star of reality show Make Me A Model

Time in the spotlight: Pictured here in April 2006, Samantha was also a star of reality show Make Me A Model


Source: daily mail
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