Athina Onassis going through with the divorce: how much money will Doda get?


We learned last month that Athina Onassis had separated from her husband of 11 years, Doda Miranda, following widespread gossip that Doda had been cheating on Athina. Athina, often called “the Last Onassis,” has a fortune that is likely worth around $800 million to a billion dollars. Doda seduced Athina when she was just 17 years old, and they were married when she was 20. While they don’t have children of their own, they were raising Doda’s daughter Viviane, a child from Doda’s previous relationship. The last we heard, Athina had learned of Doda’s infidelity – with a woman involved in their same elite, horsey community – and Athina had fled Florida for her home in Belgium. We also heard that Doda was hellbent on winning Athina back.

Well, it doesn’t look like Doda was able to work his (questionable) charm. While English-language media has been pretty quiet since Athina’s rep confirmed the separation, the Spanish-language and Portuguese-language outlets have gotten some interesting information. And in case you’re wondering how and why, it’s because Doda is Brazilian and he and Athina own some great property in Brazil. They are well-known figures in South America. So, I’m going off of Google Translate for much of this information, but I think it’s solid. This is what I learned from El Mundo & Hola:

Athina and Doda have submitted their divorce papers in Belgium. The papers were filed June 16th, and Athina and Doda both have lawyers and they met face-to-face in a closed hearing in Brussels. It seems like this is not going to be some long, drawn-out divorce battle, and that Athina and Doda and their lawyers will be meeting privately in the next few months to work everything out, probably because Athina doesn’t want all of this playing out in the press. Athina asked that the court freeze all of their joint bank accounts, which the court accepted. It will take a few months (apparently until September) to work out all of the real estate issues, because Athina’s real estate holdings are VAST, and some of the holdings are held in both of their names.

It does look like Doda and Athina signed a prenup before marriage. The prenup states that Doda is entitled to something like $1 million for each year of marriage, meaning he walks away with $11 million total? But Hola says that Doda will likely ask for more. It also looks like Athina is interested in still being a part of Viviane’s life, and she wants some sort of custodial arrangement with her stepdaughter. Athina also asked the court to formally change her name, removing “Miranda” from her legal name. She had been going by Athina Onassis de Miranda, and now she’ll be either Athina Onassis or Athina Onassis Roussel (although I doubt she’ll go back to Roussel).

While I’m glad that Athina didn’t let Doda talk his way back into her bed/life, I’m still sad for Athina. She really loved Doda and I hope she’s okay.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.

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  1. Alix says:

    He’d have some nerve asking for more, seeing how he’s the one who cheated. But he’ll probably make that the price for custodial rights. D-bag.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Good for her. She deserves to be happy & he was never interested in making her happy. It will be interesting the watch what happens to him in the world of Rolex. Equestrian circles are v v small & she is preferred to him as a person. He is a v v good rider BUT she has kept him in million dollar animals that help.

      He cheated & therefore doesn’t deserve a dime. I hope she finds happiness away from this douche

    • notasugarhere says:

      New reports are circulating that he may be demanding half, will settle for 100 million.

      I hope her lawyers were smart enough to include ongoing access to her step-daughter in the initial pre-nup.

  2. Lahdidahbaby says:

    How sad. I feel for Athina, whose life has been one tragedy or betrayal after another. Even her father, Roussel, seemed to be a fortune hunter. You’ve got to wonder who this poor girl can turn to in her grief.

    • Carol says:

      Me too. I think she may have her sister to lean on. Last I heard, they were close so I hope her sister can be there for her. I hope she has friends who can rally behind her as well.

  3. Pinky says:

    He ruined a good thing for himself with that healthy dose of machismo. Enjoy your less than 1% of her fortune. A-hole.


  4. boredblond says:

    I’m not very familiar with this pair, but I’m curious now–what happened to the daughter’s mother? If they’ve been together 14 years, she must not be a child..

  5. Jayna says:

    It must be more than that one incident of cheating to split them apart. In that jet set, it isn’t enough to kill a long marriage, especially a marriage like theirs, where they are so intertwined with their passion, the world of competitive showjumping, and are always traveling together, and she really has no family that she is close to. He was her family, and her stepdaughter..

    • Betsy says:

      It’s one thing to hear rumors of one’s spouse; I think it’s another for your bodyguards to find him in flagrante delicto in your bed.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I don’t know if you can stereotype people that way. I think she loved him, but she had been with him since she was 17. He was probably all handsome and glamorous and sort of a father figure almost at the time, but she’s grown up now. I wonder if the shine had worn off and she started to see him for the user he was? Maybe this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  6. sushi says:

    Even though she is rich, but I feel for her. I do hope she finds happiness eventually. I hope that she does not lose faith in humanity. It is hard when those closest to her love her for her money. I find her very pretty.

  7. Ally8 says:

    Well, it’s sad. But it’s been a long relationship, and on the whole, she’s handling the whole “poor little rich girl” situation better than her mother managed to in similar circumstances. Doda is a pointless skeeze at this point, though. Good riddance.

  8. anniefannie says:

    I’ve always thought she was such a classic beauty and he’s such a douche. Reportedly he demanded she get lipo prior to their marriage. I hope she finds someone worthy. It’s brave to leave the only family you’ve ever known. I hope she gets the custody she’s seeking for her step child , losing her would be too cruel

  9. Bex says:

    Ugh I hate that picture where he has his hand on her neck as they’re walking. It’s such a macho controlling gesture. i think it says a lot about their relationship.

  10. Capepopsie says:

    The best thing I’ve read here for ages!
    I’m SO glad she hasn’t given in to him
    and she is letting him take the
    consequinces of his actions.

    That said, the whole situation is
    deeply tragic. I do hope she will find
    someone worthy of her Love in the

  11. Tig says:

    Wonder what Belgium divorce laws are? I assume they are pretty favorable to folks with wealth- at least, I hope so for her sake. She really does seem to be made of sterner stuff than her poor mom ever was. Hope she has a support system that can give her some solace.

  12. Louise says:

    Compared to Garner, she is divorcing him like a boss and Athina obviously has very little support from family. I am so sick of Garner in every way. I am surprised she gets the good press she does. She has been a doormat. Don’t sell us the marriage and divorce like this.

  13. Adele Dazeem says:

    Life lesson for all of us as we obsess over bills and desires for a better car, house, etc:
    All the money in the world can’t buy happiness. Poor woman, what a tough life she’s had.

  14. Dear Anthina, been in the same situation years ago. Once a cheater always a cheater!! I’m very proud of you for following through. Time heals be strong. I hope you have a lot of friends that you can vent with. Talk talk get it out of your system. God Bless💞

  15. Rae says:

    I wish her the best.

  16. MizFabulous says:

    I have always had a soft spot for Athina ever since her mother’s tragic death when Athina was just 3 or 4 years old. I had hoped that she had found happiness with this Doda character, but evidently he was just like the rest. What a freaking IDIOT…married to one of the wealthiest women in the world, with whom he shared the same interests and social set, not to mention the fact that she is BEAUTIFUL and loves his daughter as her own…and to throw it all away by screwing around. Good for Athina for having the strength and intestinal fortitude to kick his cheating ass to the curb. I’m rooting for Athina and I do hope that she finds her happily ever after and does not find herself going down the same ill-fated path that her mother did. A friend of mine used to work for Gulfstream and had the opportunity to spend some time with Athina a few years ago when she was in the process of purchasing a jet. She said that Athina was very sweet, very real, very down-to-earth, and just an all-around likeable, nice person.

  17. Donna says:

    I hope she gets access to her stepdaughter without having to pay that a-hole through the nose for it. I wish poor Athina all the happiness that has thus been elusive in her life.