morning session, she snapped at Justin Warshaw QC, representing Dr
Juffali, and said:
“I am Christina Estrada. I was a top, international
model. I have lived this life. This is what I am accustomed to.”
She later claimed she was filing for divorce to “stand up for women”
and insisted that although her lifestyle was perceived as
“extraordinary, wonderful, magical”, that it was a “hard life full of
Mr Warshaw said: “You are claiming for 55 pairs of boots and shoes,
at a cost of £58,000 every year. Can you not see that that is a lot of
Ms Estrada replied:
“Not really. That is what they cost. That is the standard I am used to.”
£78,000 to buy two new watches every year, she said that she currently
had a “collection” of 35 watches and she needed them because “it depends
what I am wearing and needs to go with my outfit”.
Mr Warshaw said: “What are you planning to do with your £195m?”
Ms Estrada said:
“Well, I have given it a lot of thought. I want to keep it safe, and I want to do good work.
“I have always been interested in charity, philanthropy – and I love
humanitarian causes. But at first, I must establish a base so my
daughter and I can be happy.”
Ms Estrada also wants more than £55million for a new country house,
telling the court she would be unable to live in a £6.5million Belgravia
property because she might have to share a floor with her staff.