Corinna Schumacher is a German businesswoman and the wife of former ‘Formula One’ racing champion Michael Schumacher. She became a public figure after her marriage to the seven-time champion of the ‘Formula One’ race. As a child, Corinna was interested in animals. She dreamed of becoming a vet but her life took a different turn after her marriage. She is an avid horse rider, and participated in the ‘2010 European Championship,’ in the western style horse-riding category. Schumacher faced a personal tragedy, when her husband suffered serious injuries, after a skiing accident. He is currently reported to be in a state of comma, which needs constant care. Schumacher has revealed her strength, while dealing with this tragedy. She has fiercely guarded her personal life, and the details about her husband’s health.
Childhood & Early Life
Corinna Schumacher was born Corinna Betsch, on March 2, 1969, in Halver, Germany. Information about her parents and early life is very scant.
As a child, Corinna loved animals and dreamt of becoming a veterinary doctor. Though she received training to work as a secretary, she never worked as one.
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Corinna Schumacher is an excellent horse-rider. She participated in the 2010 ‘European Championship’ in the western style horse-riding category. She is also a known animal rights activist.
In 2006, Schumacher was named as the ambassador of ‘PETA.’ She fiercely demanded a ban on the horsemeat industry. Schumacher owns a horse ranch in Switzerland, which has won many awards for its exceptional treatment of animals. She owns another horse ranch in Texas, where the ill-treated horses are taken care of.
Corinna Schumacher became a public figure, after her marriage to Michael Schumacher. The couple met in 1991, through a mutual friend, Heinz Harold-Frentzen. After 4 years of courtship, they married in a quiet wedding, in August, 1995.
Schumacher was a great supporter of her husband’s racing career. She was always seen by his side, at the racing events. In December 2013, Michael Schumacher met with a horrific accident, while he was skiing with his son in the French Alps. It was reported that he suffered injuries to head, in spite of wearing a helmet. A clot formed in his brain, and he went into a state of medically induced coma.
Corinna Schumacher withdrew from public eyes, after her husband’s accident. She stays by his side, and takes care of the treatment by herself. Schumacher sold her husband’s prized possessions such as his private jet, and a holiday home in Norway, to take care of the treatment. Schumacher avoids questions about her husband’s health conditions, and considers it to be a strictly private affair. She has also taken control of her husband’s business ventures, and manages it efficiently. Corinna Schumacher has put on a brave face, while dealing with the irreparable damage.
Corinna and Michael Schumacher have two children. Their daughter, Gina-Maria, was born in 1997. She followed her mother’s footsteps, to become a professional horse-rider. The couple has a son, Mick, who was born in 1999. Mick is a professional racer, and is competing in ‘Formula 3.’
Schumacher currently lives with her husband, in her mansion in Gland, Switzerland. She manages her husband’s business, and his health affairs. She has erected tents outside her home, so that media personnel cannot peep into her private life.
Corinna Schumacher filed a court case against the German magazine, ‘Die Aktuelle,’ for a headline that appeared on the front page of the magazine. It said, “Corinna Schumacher – a new love makes her happy.” The news item was about the romantic relations of her daughter, Gina-Maria. Schumacher claimed that the headline tarnished her image, giving the impression to readers that she had abandoned her husband. But the court refused to grant any compensation in the matter.