According to his lawyer, TV presenter Markus Lanz and his wife Angela have separated. Christian Schertz confirmed on Tuesday at the request of the German Press Agency that the two separated some time ago. In the interests of their children, the lawyer asked that his client's privacy be respected and that he refrain from further inquiries.
Born in South Tyrol, Lanz is one of the best-known TV presenters in Germany. He rarely talks about his private life in public. The couple married in 2011. Years before that, Lanz had had a relationship of several years with the presenter Birgit Schrowange.
He presents his political talk of the same name several times a week late in the evening on the public broadcaster ZDF. Lanz talks to the philosopher Richard David Precht in a weekly podcast ("Lanz
Lanz was once described by moderator Micky Beisenherz in a guest article for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" as "Germany's most beautiful barbecue tongs". Last year, the editor-in-chief of the "Hamburger Abendblatt", Lars Haider, published the book "The Markus Lanz phenomenon. A question for every answer". It's about the way Lanz interviews his guests on the ZDF talk show. The author gets to the bottom of the question why the 53-year-old after his setback in "Wetten, dass ..?" has become a respected talk show host in Germany.