Birthday boy Flavio Briatore, 72, leaves his Milan hotel in a wheelchair amid his recovery

Birthday boy Flavio Briatore, 72, leaves his Milan hotel in a wheelchair amid his recovery – as he celebrates with his ex-wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, 42, and their son Nathan, 12

Flavio Briatore celebrated his 72nd birthday on Tuesday and marked the occasion in Milan with his ex-wife Elisabetta Gregoraci and their 12-year-old son Nathan.

The Italian tycoon is currently in a wheelchair after undergoing surgery last month on his Achilles tendon, but made sure his birthday festivities would be a highlight of his recovery.

The businessman, sporting black shades and a comfortable outfit, was pictured leaving the 5-star Principe di Savoia hotel before the trio enjoyed an Italian feast at Crazy Pizza.

Birthday boy: Flavio Briatore, 72, left his Milan hotel in a wheelchair on Tuesday amid his recovery – as he celebrated with his ex-wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, 42, and their son Nathan, 12

Beauty: During the day, model Elisabetta, who is thirty years younger than her ex-husband, looked stunning in a navy top tucked into a mint green patterned skirt

Beauty: During the day, model Elisabetta, who is thirty years younger than her ex-husband, looked stunning in a navy top tucked into a mint green patterned skirt

During the day, model Elisabetta, who is thirty years younger than her ex-husband, looked stunning in a navy top tucked into a mint green patterned skirt, before stepping up the glamor for dinner in a white fringed dress .

On Tuesday night, Flavio wished himself a happy birthday on Instagram, sharing a beaming photo next to Elisabetta as he was kissed by Nathan.

Last month, the former Benetton manager shared a photo from the edge of his hospital bed, a bandaged leg and crutches in tow as he gave his followers an update.

Recovery: The Italian tycoon is currently in a wheelchair after undergoing surgery last month on his Achilles tendon

Recovery: The Italian tycoon is currently in a wheelchair after undergoing surgery last month on his Achilles tendon

On the way to celebrate: Flavio assured that his birthday festivities would be a highlight of his recovery

On the way to celebrate: Flavio assured that his birthday festivities would be a highlight of his recovery

Special day: The businessman, sporting black shades and a comfortable outfit, was photographed leaving the 5-star Principe di Savoia hotel before the trio enjoyed an Italian feast at Crazy Pizza

Special day: The businessman, sporting black shades and a comfortable outfit, was photographed leaving the 5-star Principe di Savoia hotel before the trio enjoyed an Italian feast at Crazy Pizza

Its English translation read: “Yesterday I had an operation called Achilles tendon tenoraffia. I would like to thank Professor Piero Volpi, Professor Herbert Schoenhuber, my friend and the Madonnina staff for their attention and professionalism.

‘Everything went well and I am about to be released. Now a period of immobility awaits me but I will continue to work and stay active as always!’

Flavio and Elisabetta tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in Rome in 2008, before welcoming their son two years later.

Close: On Tuesday evening, Flavio wished himself a happy birthday on Instagram, sharing a beaming photo next to Elisabetta as he was kissed by Nathan

Close: On Tuesday evening, Flavio wished himself a happy birthday on Instagram, sharing a beaming photo next to Elisabetta as he was kissed by Nathan

Groomed: Last month the former Benetton manager shared a photo from the edge of his hospital bed, a bandaged leg and crutches in tow as he gave his followers an update

Groomed: Last month the former Benetton manager shared a photo from the edge of his hospital bed, a bandaged leg and crutches in tow as he gave his followers an update

Split: In 2018 reports began to emerge that the couple were in the process of divorcing after they were photographed at a law firm in Milan just before Christmas in 2017 (pictured in May 2013)

Split: In 2018 reports began to emerge that the couple were in the process of divorcing after they were photographed at a law firm in Milan just before Christmas in 2017 (pictured in May 2013)

In 2018, reports began to emerge that the couple were in the process of divorcing after being photographed at a law firm in Milan just before Christmas in 2017.

According to the divorce papers seen by the Italian weekly Ogi, Elisabetta would stay in the couple’s Monaco home and also receive “abundant” maintenance.

Flavio, who was born in Verzuolo near Cuneo, Italy, rose to fame as Renault’s managing director and Formula 1 team manager.

He was previously in a relationship with model Heidi Klum, but the pair broke up when Flavio was seen kissing another woman.

The couple share a 17-year-old daughter, Helene ‘Leni’ Samuel.

Former love: Flavio was previously in a relationship with model Heidi Klum, but the couple broke up when Flavio was seen kissing another woman (pictured in September 2003)

Former love: Flavio was previously in a relationship with model Heidi Klum, but the couple broke up when Flavio was seen kissing another woman (pictured in September 2003)

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