ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and his wife Lena Kallersjö are to equally split their £100 million worth of assets made up of lavish homes, luxury cars and expensive art works after announcing the end of their 41-year marriage.
The couple, who share two children and married in 1981 told Huff Post UK: ‘We remain close friends and will continue to celebrate our grandchildren’s birthdays and other family holidays together.’
But details of the couple’s post-nuptial agreement, signed in 2013 have now emerged which outlines the ‘matrimonial property’ that would be equally divided between them in the event of a divorce.
This includes a lavish villa where they couple lived, in Stockholm’s exclusive Djursholm district, which is worth an estimated £44 million and a £10 million summer home on Värmdö, an island off the Swedish mainland.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and his wife Lena Kallersjö are to equally split their £100 million worth of assets made up of lavish homes, luxury cars and expensive art works after announcing the end of their 41-year marriage
The one-page pre-nuptial agreement also states that the couple’s joint account, in which the minimum balance ‘must never’ be less than approximately £16 million (20 million Swedish Kroner) be equally shared between them in the event of a divorce.
It also maintains that the couple must ‘share all movables belonging to these properties,’ as well as ‘all household property, all art, not matter where it is located’ and ‘all cars and boats.’
Under Swedish law, pre- and post-nuptial agreements are publicly available records and details of the one between Björn, 76 and Lena, 73 were published by Aftonbladet newspaper, one of the largest in the country.
It also reported the fleet of seven luxury cars owned by Björn and Lena, which they will now have to divide between them.
Björn’s garage at their luxury home contains almost £300,000 worth of cars made up of: a £120,000 Mercedes EQS; a Tesla mode 3; Jaguar E Pace; Audi A1 Sportback and a Toyota hybrid jeep.
This includes a lavish villa where they couple lived, in Stockholm’s exclusive Djursholm district, which is worth an estimated £44 million
The couple will also split their £10 million summer home on Värmdö, an island off the Swedish mainland
Lena’s cars are listed as a Lexus LS500 and a Toyota hybrid jeep.
A source told MailOnline: ‘A conservative estimate of what will be split between them is £100 million but it could be greater because the amount of money in their joint bank account might be a lot more than £16 million and we don’t know the exact value of their art works, which are said to be quite extensive.
‘An equal split of all their matrimonial assets sounds like a lot of money but it’s not a bad deal for Björn because a lot of his personal wealth will remain intact.’
The couple’s post-nuptial agreement does not cover Björn’s extensive business and property interests and they will remain in his possession.
Reunion: Their split comes months after ABBA released their first new music in four decades, Voyage, which sparked Björn’s reunion with his ex-wife and band-mate Agnetha Fältskog
He is estimated to worth around £300 million and owns two five-star hotels in Sweden; a Stockholm building housing the ABBA museum; a top-class restaurant and entertainment venue in the city and is also partner in a leading entertainment group.
Björn also has extensive property investments in other European countries as part of his business empire and also once owned a luxury mansion in Buckinghamshire.
The source added: ‘Björn has been as much a businessman as he has been a musician. Perhaps that’s why the song ‘Money, money, money’ was written by him because he’s always been focused on making a lot of it.’
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, 76, boasted he was having sex ‘FOUR times a week’ with Lena, 73, his wife of 41 years – just months before their shock split
By SARAH PACKER FOR MAILONLINE
ABBA ‘s Björn Ulvaeus claimed he was having sex ‘four times a week’ with Lina, his wife of 41 years – just months before announcing their split, MailOnline can reveal.
The music superstar’s shock break-up with Lena, 73, was confirmed via a joint statement yesterday, much to the disbelief of the legendary group’s fans.
But Björn hinted the pair clashed while quarantining in Sweden during a rare insight into their marriage, which included his boast about his sexual prowess.
Asked ‘how often he has sex?’, the Swede responded: ‘I’m 75 and I can’t manage more than four times a week.’
Separating: The music superstar’s shock break-up with Lena was confirmed via a joint statement yesterday, much to the disbelief of the legendary group’s fans (pictured in 2005)
But when quizzed on his ‘most annoying habit’, Björn replied: ‘If you ask my wife, it would probably be my habit of walking around in a bathrobe all day long during our corona self-isolation.’
The pair isolated in their home on a private island in Djursholm, a district of Stockholm, Sweden, and had to be extra vigilant due to Lena’s long-running battle with cancer.
The former music journalist was diagnosed with lymphatic leukaemia in 2003 and the initial prognoses sparked huge concern, fearing the former music journalist may only have ‘years to live.
But thankfully her illness is slow and non-aggressive, making it more likely she will ‘die of something else.’
Speaking about life in isolation in April 2020, Bjorn said: ‘My wife wears rubber gloves and a face mask when she goes to the shop close by, and she keeps her distance to others. That’s all we do.
‘Sometimes our children and grandchildren come to visit, but then we stay on the porch.’
Their break-up also comes just months after ABBA released their first new music in four decades, Voyage, which sparked Björn’s reunion with his ex-wife and band-mate Agnetha Fältskog.
The former couple, who have two children Linda, 48, and Peter, 44, married in 1971 but split eight years later at the height of ABBA’s fame.
Speaking in September 2019, Björn admitted the band’s comeback had ‘strengthened the bond’ between them, likewise band-mates Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, who were also previously married.
Björn began dating Lena shortly after his split with Agnetha, meeting at a New Year’s Eve party held by Benny and Anni-Frid, causing his bandmate much distress.
However, their relationship outlasted Björn and Agnetha’s by over three decades.
Björn and Lena insist they intend to remain ‘close friends’ but did not confirm in their statement whether or not they will divorce, which could spark a squabble over Björn’s huge wealth.
The joint statement read: ‘After many wonderful and eventful years, we have decided to go our separate ways.
‘We remain close friends and will continue to celebrate our grandchildren’s birthdays and other family holidays together.’