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Wife accused of assaulting ex-Ulster Rugby ace Danielli

By Staff Reporter

Published 22/02/2016

Olivia Jane Danielli and her former rugby star husband
Olivia Jane Danielli and her former rugby star husband

A woman has appeared in court accused of assaulting her ex-Ulster Rugby star husband and damaging his luxury Jaguar car.

Olivia Jane Danielli is charged with unlawfully assaulting her 6ft 2in former international husband Simon Danielli on August 9 last year.

Newtownards Magistrates Court heard that the 28-year-old, whose address was given as the upmarket Marino Station Road in Holywood, is also accused of destroying or damaging a top of the range 2012 Jaguar XF car belonging to Mr Danielli on the same date.

The plush automatic Jag retailed at around £38,000.

On Wednesday the case was adjourned until March, and Ms Danielli has yet to enter a plea to either charge, Sunday Life reported.

The Daniellis, who have three children, are regular fixtures on the local social scene. Ex-Bath, Borders and Ulster winger Simon made 32 appearances for Scotland and 78 for Ulster before being forced to retire due to a back injury in 2012.

Ms Danielli (nee Jennings) is the daughter of developer Shamus Jennings - one of Northern Ireland's richest men. In 2012 he was said to be worth £67m.

She is also a former model who has worked for the Alison Clarke agency.

On Twitter Olivia describes herself as 'Domestic Goddess, MILF, animal lover. Loves to party!'

It is not clear if Mr and Mrs Danielli remain a couple.

Companies House records show that in April 2015 businessman and Oxford graduate Mr Danielli resigned a number of directorships with companies linked to members of the Jennings family.

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