Michael Schumacher and wife Corrina are still a 'perfect couple' reveals close friend and manager Sabine Kehm
Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm revealed that the racer's family were always his first priority and they still are even today
A tragic ski accident in the French Alps in December 2013 saw F1 legend Michael Schumacher suffer life-changing head injuries. The accident saw the German driver undergo two major operations and he also spent six months in a coma. Soon after the accident, life around the Schumacher residence near Lake Geneva in Switzerland changed. The legendary driver's tight-knit team and family rallied around him and made sure that only the necessary details of his treatment and recovery updates were released so as to avoid media frenzy and speculation.
Earlier this month, Schumacher turned 50 and in all these years fans have patiently been waiting to know the seven-time F1 champ's progress. So the F1 racer's manager and family friend Sabine Kehm spoke on a podcast to Beyond The Grid for Schumacher's birthday.
Kehm revealed that the racer's family was always his first priority and they still are even today. When she was asked how the retired racer would escape the demands of a world famous racer and celebrity she revealed that Schumacher had his family with him throughout it all.
"Corinna (and Schumacher) they were such a perfect couple and they are still a perfect couple if you ask me," she said. "When he went home and the kids would come in, Formula One was far away. And he needed that privacy. His family has always been his charge in a way. Family-wise he was — and still is — really close with his family," she continued.
Adding to that Kehm continued saying, "Secondly, Michael managed to have friends from his childhood until now. That's a nice thing as well, he's always had them around... he has a bunch of close and very good friends."
The retired racer lives with his wife Corinna and their two kids Gina and Mick. Gina is a 21-year-old award-winning horse rider and Mick is a 19-year-old who will now race in F2. During the 50-year-old's birthday on January 3 his wife released a statement saying, "We are doing everything humanly possible to help him. You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him."
She added, "Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy. At the same time, we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019."
In the very same statement, she thanked her husband's fans and even announced the launch of the Official Michael Schumacher App. She said, "We are very happy to celebrate Michael's 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together."