The ex-partner of a German MP who left her and their three children for a porn star has said she is “heartbroken” over the split.
Jilted Karoline Preisler, 51, took to social media to write: “Of course the last few weeks have been difficult for the whole family.
“Such a breakup is hurtful and doesn’t leave you unaffected: I’ve had a few sleepless nights. But everyday life goes on with all its challenges.”
Preisler has three children with 44-year-old Hagen Reinhold, a member of the Bundestag for the centrist Free Democratic Party (FDP).
She is currently moving from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to Berlin and is hoping to become a constitutional judge in the state of Brandenburg.
Preisler – who is also an FDP politician – continued: “Being public and private at the same time is not easy. I am currently heartbroken.
“That’s not nice as a private person, but it’s absolute horror when you’re in public.
“And there are nicer things than having to read about it on the front page of a newspaper just because your ex-partner’s new girlfriend has a certain notoriety.”
Reinhold met former porn star Annina Ucatis-Semmelhaack, 43, through a mentoring programme run by the FDP-affiliated Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Ucatis – famous for her double-G breasts and a former Promi (Celebrity) Big Brother contestant – is now running for the FDP in local elections in Elmshorn.
She married real estate billionaire Theodor Semmelhaack, 65, in 2013, but both Ucatis and Reinhold insist their relationships had ended before their liaison.
Reinhold – an MP since 2017 – and Preisler had been together for 16 years before their break-up.
Preisler added: “I would have liked our partnership to end differently. But that was out of my hands.
“Hagen Reinhold and I will stay connected, not least because of the children. And I am confident that we, as responsible people, will succeed. I’m looking ahead now.”
Ucatis has said of her new relationship: “Many have congratulated us on our new love. Even with my past you can be successful and happy. We love each other.”