Athina Onassis: What is the shipping company heiress doing today?

by Annkristin Engelbrecht

01/26/2023, 2:38 p.m

While Athina Onassis’ ex-husband Álvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto is currently looking forward to having children, the shipping company heiress lives a secluded life away from the limelight. Her appearance in Paris in June 2022 went almost unnoticed.

In 2016, the world of Athina Onassis, 37, should shatter into a thousand pieces: her husband Álvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, called “Doda”, 49, confirms the separation of the former dream couple. Although the equestrian emphasized at the time that he wanted to fight for his love, the marriage was divorced just a year later. In 2018, the 49-year-old stepped down the aisle again and married the Brazilian TV beauty Denize Severo. Two years later, their son Álvaro Severo de Miranda was born, and the couple is currently looking forward to their second child together. Álvaro already has an adult daughter, Viviane, from his marriage to Cibele Dorsa. Doda and Denzie regularly share insights into their colorful family life on Instagram.

And Athena Onassis? The shipping company heiress stays in the background when she is not pursuing her greatest passion.

Athina Onassis’ life away from the public eye

The granddaughter of the Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis, † 69, has largely withdrawn from the public eye since the end of her marriage, appearances at public events are a rarity. High society was amazed when the 37-year-old showed up at a wedding in Monte Carlo in October 2021. Yanna Darilis shared a snapshot of that evening on Instagram and commented on Onassis’ appearance with the words: “It was so nice to have met Athina Onassis in Monte Carlo.”

After that it became quiet again around Onassis. When she took part in the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France on June 25, 2022, she went almost unnoticed with only a few international media reporting on her participation. Athina wants to avoid a big stir at all costs.

Athina Onassis during the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France on June 25, 2022

Athina Onassis during the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France on June 25, 2022

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After breaking up with Doda: Athina’s smile was gone

Athina Onassis seems to feel safest on the back of her horses, here she can show what she can do and, above all, who she is. Without drama, curious reporters and above all: without her ex-husband. In the years after the breakup, the world saw how hard she hit her marriage. Athina’s smile was gone, she was getting thinner, seemed incredibly unhappy. It hurts that your ex has already built a new life with a new partner during this time. The horse lover had to deal with this pain with herself, far away from the public or social media.

However, the 37-year-old could show up again from June 1 to 3, 2023 in the French Mediterranean town of Ramatuelle. The “Athina Onassis Horse Show” event, named after her and created by her, takes place here on the beach of Pampelonne – one of the most important show jumping tournaments in the world.

The difficult childhood of the billionaire heiress

Athina Onassis is the granddaughter of Greek shipowner and billionaire Aristotle Onassis and has an estimated net worth of around €3.5 billion. But all the money should not make Athina happy. Her mother Christina Onassis died at the age of 37 after a heart attack caused by years of alcohol and pill abuse. At that point, Athina was only three years old and not only had to try to suddenly live on without her mother, but was also still faced with a heated dispute over her inheritance, which kept leaking out despite her family’s best efforts to shield her from the public eye urge.

The sad life of the billionaire heiress

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Even then, Athina found stability with her horses. Since 2006 she has competed as a show jumper at international tournaments. Her greatest passion should also give her great love: At the age of 18 she met and fell in love with the then 30-year-old Álvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, in 2005 they said yes in São Paulo and from that moment on traveled as an inseparable equestrian duo the world. Even after Athina’s serious accident in 2012, it was Doda who stayed by her side. But all the ups and downs of their time together couldn’t keep Athina and Álvaro together. What remains is the love for horses, which everyone is now pursuing for themselves.

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