Elizabeth hurleyDamian’s son says he’s “grateful” after the news that he’s been disinherited from his family fortune.
The 19-year-old model opened up about his family via Instagram on Sunday, sharing a post of himself smiling along with his mother, 56, maternal grandmother Angela, 80, and cousins.
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“Thankful for my beautiful family, today and every day Xx,” the post titled.
Its publication comes after Elizabeth issued a statement in which she spoke out against the fact that Damian has been cut from an expected £ 180 million family trust (approximately $ 330 million) by his paternal grandfather, billionaire Dr. Peter Bing.
Dr. Bing appealed against allowing Damian and his 23-year-old half-sister, Kira Kerkorian, to have their share of their father Steve Bing’s fortune. Steve, who dated Elizabeth between 2001 and 2002, died by suicide in June 2020 at the age of 55.
In a statement provided to The Daily Mail, the Austin powers Star said Dr. Bing’s decision hurt her, especially considering that Steve, her ex-partner, would have wanted her to take care of Damian.
“When Stephen took his own life, he died thinking that his children would be cared for,” read part of Hurley’s statement. “What Stephen wanted has now been cruelly reversed. I know Stephen would have been devastated.
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“Stephen fought very hard in his senior year to get his children recognized and repeatedly told me how incredibly important this was to him.”
Last week, on the anniversary of his father’s death, Damian posted a tribute on Instagram, saying that the last year had been “very tough.”
“I didn’t realize at the time how much it would affect me,” Damian said of his father’s death. “We all like to show ‘perfect’ versions of our lives; for me, the idea of publicly discussing something as personal as pain is terrifying … but sometimes it is necessary.”
“The past year has been very hard, for everyone on the planet, and I think that recognizing that is vital,” continued his publication. “It is not weak to fight. In fact, reaching the other side is immensely strong.”
According to previous reports, Damian did not have a relationship with Steve growing up and, according to Elizabeth, Steve had previously denied Damian paternity.
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When Damian turned 18 in April 2020, Steve had called his son in hopes of getting into a relationship..
Steve’s fortune will be divided between his sister Mary’s two children, Anton Ellis, 19, and Lucy Ellis, 21. The businessman, who founded Shangri-La Entertainment, inherited the fortune himself when he was 18 from his Grandpa, who was a real estate mogul.
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