Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing’s second wife orders the demolition of the £20m Barbados mansion


Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing’s second wife orders the demolition of the £20m Barbados mansion he shared with his ex Eva before she died in drugs binge in 2012

  • Eva Rausing – who died of an drug overdose in 2012 – adored dazzling 11-bedroom mansion Greensleeves
  • But Mr Rausing’s second wife Julia Delves Broughton, 58, has ordered the house to be razed to the ground 
  • Some of Eva’s friends believe that Ms Delves Broughton is wiping ‘last remaining piece’ of Eva from the island 

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The second wife of Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing has demolished his ex-wife’s £20 million Barbados villa.

Eva Rausing – who died of an drug overdose in 2012 – adored luxury villa Greensleeves, a dazzling 11-bedroom mansion that hosted wild parties lasting several days.

But Mr Rausing’s second wife Julia Delves Broughton, 58, has ordered the house to be razed to the ground after sources said she has been reluctant to visit since the wedding in 2014.

Julia Delves Broughton - the new wife of Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing - has demolished his ex-wife's £20 million Barbados villa

Some of Eva's friends believe that Ms Delves Broughton is wiping out Eva’s memory and the ‘last remaining piece of her’ from the island. Pictured: Eva with Mr Rausing in 2003

Julia Delves Broughton (left) – the new wife of Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing – has demolished his ex-wife’s £20 million Barbados villa. Right: Eva Rausing with Mr Rausing in 2003

Eva Rausing - who died of an drug overdose in 2012 - adored luxury villa Greensleeves (pictured), a dazzling 11-bedroom mansion that hosted wild parties lasting several days

Eva Rausing – who died of an drug overdose in 2012 – adored luxury villa Greensleeves (pictured), a dazzling 11-bedroom mansion that hosted wild parties lasting several days

It’s suggested that the demolition of the villa (pictured) is part of a compromise, with Ms Delves Broughton agreeing to visit Barbados - something Mr Rausing, 56, is keen to do - once it has been almost entirely rebuilt

It’s suggested that the demolition of the villa (pictured) is part of a compromise, with Ms Delves Broughton agreeing to visit Barbados – something Mr Rausing, 56, is keen to do – once it has been almost entirely rebuilt

Mr Rausing, who like his late wife was a drug addict at the time, failed to report Eva's death for two months

Mr Rausing, who like his late wife was a drug addict at the time, failed to report Eva’s death for two months

It’s suggested that the demolition is part of a compromise, with Ms Delves Broughton agreeing to visit Barbados – something Mr Rausing, 56, is keen to do – once it has been almost entirely rebuilt.

Some of Eva’s friends believe that Ms Delves Broughton is wiping out Eva’s memory and the ‘last remaining piece of her’ from the island. 

History of Tetra Pak 

1951 – Tetra Pak is established in Lund Sweden, by inventor Ruben Rausing

1953 – The triangle shaped carton becomes increasingly common in Sweden, used for cream 

1957 One-litre cartons are created for milk in Sweden

1960 –  A production plant for packaging is started up in Mexico, the first outside of Sweden – producing around one billion cartons annually   

1961 – A machine is created to for filling bacteria-free milk into cartons, the first step towards UHT long life milk 

 1983 – Dr. Ruben Rausing, inventor of Tetra Pak dies

1961 – present – The company sees worldwide growth with production sites opening across the globe, finding ways to increase the speed of production and sustainability of its products

A source said: ‘It seems like Julia wants to erase the memory of Eva. Perhaps she couldn’t bear to sit in the house with the ghost of her husband’s wife.

‘Some staff and regulars are horrified as Greensleeves is part of Barbados history. Tour guides even point it out.’ 

Another source added: ‘Nearly all of it has been flattened. But the new property is going to look amazing. I’m sure the Rausings will live in it when they’re on the island.’ 

‘It’s little wonder Julia wants to erase all memory of the woman who would spend days with Hans getting high on drugs in the sunshine.’ 

Ms Delves Broughton, a Christie’s art dealer, has been credited with helping keep Mr Rausing drug-free.

Eva died aged 48 following a drugs binge at the family’s £70 million Belgravia townhouse. 

Mr Rausing, who like his late wife was a drug addict at the time, failed to report Eva’s death for two months and he was later given a suspended ten-month prison term for preventing her lawful and decent burial. 

Food-packaging giant Tetra Pak was founded by Mr Rausing’s grandfather Ruben. The family has an estimated £6 billion fortune.

A spokesman for Hans said: ‘Hans and Julia are looking forward to refurbishment completing. They felt it needed it after 20 years of being left untouched.’

A source said: 'It seems like Julia wants to erase the memory of Eva. Perhaps she couldn’t bear to sit in the house with the ghost of her husband’s wife.' Pictured: The villa's outdoor patio

A source said: ‘It seems like Julia wants to erase the memory of Eva. Perhaps she couldn’t bear to sit in the house with the ghost of her husband’s wife.’ Pictured: The villa’s outdoor patio

The source added: 'Some staff and regulars are horrified as Greensleeves (pictured) is part of Barbados history. Tour guides even point it out'

The source added: ‘Some staff and regulars are horrified as Greensleeves (pictured) is part of Barbados history. Tour guides even point it out’

Another source said: ‘Nearly all of it has been flattened. But the new property is going to look amazing. I’m sure the Rausings will live in it when they’re on the island.’ Pictured: The property boasts stunning living space by a huge pool

Another source said: ‘Nearly all of it has been flattened. But the new property is going to look amazing. I’m sure the Rausings will live in it when they’re on the island.’ Pictured: The property boasts stunning living space by a huge pool

Eva died aged 48 following a drugs binge at the family's £70 million Belgravia townhouse. Pictured: The beautiful Barbados villa

Eva died aged 48 following a drugs binge at the family’s £70 million Belgravia townhouse. Pictured: The beautiful Barbados villa

Rausing was later given a suspended ten-month prison term for preventing Eva's lawful and decent burial

Rausing was later given a suspended ten-month prison term for preventing Eva’s lawful and decent burial

Ms Delves Broughton, a Christie’s art dealer, has been credited with helping keep Mr Rausing drug-free. Pictured: One of the villa's 11 bedrooms

Ms Delves Broughton, a Christie’s art dealer, has been credited with helping keep Mr Rausing drug-free. Pictured: One of the villa’s 11 bedrooms

The villa would often be the location of wild parties that would continue for several days. Pictured: One of the villa's dining areas

The villa would often be the location of wild parties that would continue for several days. Pictured: One of the villa’s dining areas

A spokesman for Hans said: ‘Hans and Julia are looking forward to refurbishment completing. They felt it needed it after 20 years of being left untouched.’ Pictured: The kitchen

A spokesman for Hans said: ‘Hans and Julia are looking forward to refurbishment completing. They felt it needed it after 20 years of being left untouched.’ Pictured: The kitchen

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