and Erica Packer out in public again - 29th March
Having not been seen together in
public for six months, reclusive billionaire James
Packer and his glamorous wife Erica made a rare
appearance at the Grand Prix in Melbourne yesterday
among a bevy of celebrities.
their first few steps to resuming a normal, out-in-the-open
life, the couple - sans seven-month-old baby Indigo
- chatted briefly to Aussie F1 ace Mark Webber
before heading upstairs to the exclusive VIP Paddock
Club Suites from where they viewed the race, with
Sir Richard Branson, Dannii Minogue and Grant
Hackett also among the audience.
in a green leather jacket and black pants, wore
a strangely similar black fedora to the one she
donned when last photographed with her husband
- at a Victor Chang charity event last September.
has maintained a low public profile since the
global financial meltdown slashed his personal
fortune in half to a reported $1.54 billion.
his missus was in court last month giving evidence
against accused stalker Teresa Jagla, saying she
was too scared to leave the house with her baby.
Packers snuck in to Melbourne in January during
the Australian Open but were more than happy to
be seen yesterday.
spin king Shane Warne found himself an ideal viewing
point from the Vodafone Pit lane suite, while
Oscar-winning director George Miller, acting Prime
Minister Julia Gilliard, actor Eric Bana and wife
Rebecca, and Grant Denyer also turned out to watch
Formula 1 Grand Prix