Boris Becker shared public birthday greetings for son Elias on Instagram. The former tennis star dedicated emotional words to his long-grown child. “Happy birthday Elias!” he wrote in the post. “I can’t believe you’re already 24… time flies!!!!” Boris Becker added: “I am proud to watch you become a great man. May your determination, hard work and kindness lead you to a successful life. I love you.”

In addition, Becker posted a picture with his son, in which the two hug and laugh at the camera. Another short clip shows father and son hugging while standing on a balcony. The 55-year-old also shared a picture of himself and Elias when he was still a toddler and apparently just sitting in the bathtub.

Elias Becker himself showed insights into his celebration in his Instagram stories. To the cheers of his guests, he blows out the candles on a birthday cake, among other things. Apparently he was previously involved in sports. A story about his mother, Barbara Becker, shows how several people serenaded him on a tennis court. The 56-year-old also dedicated another post to her son with two pictures to congratulate him. In one of the snapshots, Barbara Becker hugs the 24-year-old, in another photo you can see the two with a snake. Elias’ older brother Noah also shared birthday greetings in his Stories.

The Beckers also seem to enjoy their patchwork happiness in other ways: It was only in June that Boris Becker smiled at an Instagram snapshot next to girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, his ex-wife Barbara Becker and son Elias in the camera. They were apparently staying together in Milan.

The tennis star was married to Barbara Becker from 1993 to 2001. The two have sons Elias and Noah. The marriage broke up after Becker’s affair with Angela Ermakova, which produced daughter Anna Ermakova. He married Sharlely Kerssenberg in June 2009. Their son Amadeus was born in February 2010. In May 2018, the couple announced their separation. Two years later, Boris Becker, who was imprisoned in England for around seven months for bankruptcy offenses in 2022, was then seen for the first time with Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.