Mona Dotcom leaving Ponsonby restaurant SPQR yesterday.
Photo: NZ Herald/Jason Oxenham
The estranged wife of internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has
broken her silence about their separation in an "explosive
tell-all" interview with a New Zealand women's magazine.
The stunning Filipina ex-model and mother of five spoke to
Woman's Day about the relationship breakdown, revealing she
lives 50m from her ex in a cottage on the grounds of the $50
million Coatesville mansion they shared, giving stability for
A photo of the 25-year-old adorns the cover and inside she is
in a variety of photos for the six-page spread, which
features family photographs.
Mrs Dotcom said how she secretly fled the mansion late one
night in May in a golf cart to meet a friend at the fence
line of the property.
"We had an amazing life where I was his princess and when
you're 19 or 20, that's cool. But then you grow up and want
to explore the world and it doesn't work any more," she told
She described the relationship as a "Cinderella story" with
the opulent lifestyle at the side of Dotcom, 40, vastly
different from a tough childhood tainted by abuse and spent
living with different relatives.
"I was only 17 or 18 when we met and I had a difficult
childhood, as he did. He gave me emotional security."
She is preparing to study business at Massey University next