Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt is determined. Childless and 78 many years previous, he desires an heir to inherit his estate and care for him as he slides into dotage. In addition his royal lineage, which, he maintains, traces back some 1,000 decades, would stop to exist with no an heir.
So von Anhalt, the widower of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, did something rash. He sought to undertake an adult son.
Owning been married to a girl he describes as a prototype Kardashian — “She wasn’t well-known for her flicks she was famous for the [nine] gentlemen she married,” he instructed The Submit — it created sense that he would have out his quest as publicly as achievable.
On “Adults Adopting Adults,” a docu-series which premieres Monday, Jan. 31, on A&E, he is observed scouring social media and concocting strategies that contain hoping to find a son in the Beverly Hills outpost of Gucci.
“I did it on television for the reason that I preferred to demonstrate lonely people today that they do not need to have to be alone,” von Anhalt said. “You can undertake a developed-up and have somebody who can help you from working day one. You never have to raise a baby.”
Von Anhalt is no stranger to the mechanisms of adoption. In reality, that is specifically how he, a policeman’s son from a performing-course family members in Wallhausen, Germany, came to be Prince Frederic. At age 35, in 1979, “I was adopted by the most well-regarded princess in Germany [Marie Auguste von Anhalt],” he explained. “I experienced played soccer with her grandson, and he moved to South The us. I was the black sheep of my spouse and children. I was adopted by the daughter of the past emperor of Germany.”
The German monarchy was abolished in 1918 in accordance to the prince, “The titles nonetheless exist but there is no far more electrical power to nobility.
“Right following obtaining adopted I went to a [garment] manufacturing facility and bought a armed service gown uniform. I essential it. I was a prince and all the royal family users don uniforms. That’s how it is.”
The adoption arrived with a title, but no money. “She been given $500 per month from the German authorities,” von Anhalt claimed.
As aspect of the arrangement, he supplemented the princess with an more 2,000 Deutsch marks per thirty day period, the then-equal of about $700. “She received a fantastic deal,” reported the prince, who owned a spa and sauna organization at the time. “She got the revenue and I got the title. Her little ones and grandchildren experienced titles as effectively.”
Von Anhalt arrived to Los Angeles on a lark, satisfied Zsa Zsa Gabor while crashing a party hosted by author Sidney Sheldon, and amazed the actress with his title as well as that splashy armed service uniform, which he experienced donned for the event. They married 3 decades later on.
The prince tends to make no bones about what the royal title implies to him.
“I produced a software out of the title,” he instructed The Submit. “I would like to undertake any person and give him the tool. In The united states, it is effective. Men and women want to know who you are and that is how they decide you.”
However the A&E display depicts von Anhalt as struggling to come across a ideal adoptee and even indicating that he is contemplating a rapper, the great applicant was appropriate less than his nose.
“I have acknowledged Frederic for seven years,” Kevin Feucht, 27, instructed The Post. “I employed to go to LA for weekends. My dad is a close friend of Frederic and he told me that I could keep at Frederic’s property. Frederic and I agreed that if I help all-around the position, cook dinner for him, work with him on the pc, make sure his charges get paid out – I obtained some of them decreased – and cook dinner for him from time to time, I can continue to be.”
When Feucht, who was born in Germany and educated at UC Santa Barbara, identified out that Frederic was on the lookout to adopt a son, he threw his hat into the ring. “He loves his loved ones but he is not going to stay with his household he is likely to stay with me,” mentioned von Anhalt. “He has a new delivery certificate and I am his formal father. His father and I are even now close friends. His mom and father are the two fine with it.”
Said Feucht: “My dad is content about it. I love my dad and mom and will usually love them.”
And Von Anhalt insists that Feucht’s mothers and fathers want not fret about their have elder care: “Kevin has a sister. She will acquire treatment of them.”
“Frederic is in a circumstance and at an age the place he needs much more and extra aid. Also, he created this kind of a terrific occupation with Zsa Zsa,” mentioned Feucht. (In accordance to the prince, his primary career in The united states was remaining the partner of Gabor.)
“If no person takes on the legacy, it all dies,” additional Freucht, who is the founder of Skillers Academy, a soccer coaching center in Munich. “I give a large amount of know-how. I am eager to create a little something big and make it larger. I want to make a motion picture or do a book about Zsa Zsa. I want to hold the legacy alive.”
Frederic preferred the notion proper absent. “It was not critical that he be German, but Kevin speaks best English and German, and that is crucial,” stated von Anhalt. “He’s a awesome man, intelligent, cleanse, he works difficult. Zsa Zsa opened all the doors for me and now I will do the very same for Kevin. Elon Musk is my neighbor. He sees me and suggests, ‘Hello, Prince.’”
Von Anhalt hopes that this adoption goes smoother than the 5 prior kinds he’s created — all of them though married to Gabor.
“They remaining. Just one male went to Dubai and showed off,” mentioned the prince, including that yet another employed the title to advertise a chain of strip clubs in Germany. “What am I meant to do? Once they had the title, they took off. Zsa Zsa stated you have to marry a large amount of men till you uncover the ideal guy. I consider it is the very same thing with adopting.”
He instructed The Submit that his “sons” paid out for the titles and even now keep them.
Von Anhalt explained he is not worried about them trying to claim his inheritance. “I am undertaking all the ideal things [to protect the inheritance] even though I am alive. But following I die, I really don’t give a damn. For now, while, I just hope Kevin will work out. He’s distinctive from the others — he has a mind — but you never ever know.”
Von Anhalt has also made use of his title to confer knighthoods that he offered for $50,000 to $100,000 every single. In accordance to The Hollywood Reporter, he admitted to creating a lot more than $10 million as a result of these solutions. “I never ever counted the money,” he explained to The Submit, incorporating that the funds went as very easily as it came. “I had an expensive spouse and also an pricey lifestyle.”
Feucht figures he’ll commit 50 percent of each and every yr in the United States with the prince and likens their give-and-acquire romantic relationship to the a person depicted in the movie “The Upside,” in which Bryan Cranston performs a paraplegic appeared soon after by a wisecracking ex-con portrayed by Kevin Hart.
The adoptee stated that no income formally improved palms between him and von Anhalt, and the show depicts it as a completely legal adoption.
“I would not call this a deal,” Feucht explained. “I stayed at Frederic’s condominium and assisted him. There was no dollars associated and that was how we saved it. I have my possess income. But sometimes, when I go out, he’ll give me $500 so I can acquire dinner. Beverly Hills is high priced!”
Over and above the pin revenue, Feucht’s large payoff will appear when von Anhalt dies and bequeaths him the Gabor spouse and children stake. “I inherited revenue from all the sisters [Magda and ‘Green Acres’ star Eva]. It all went to Zsa Zsa and now I am the only 1 remaining,” von Anhalt instructed The Post. “When I was with Zsa Zsa and her household, it was a 24-hour career.” In 2013, he and Gabor marketed their dwelling, which experienced been listed for $14.9 million.
As to what Feucht will do with the money just after the prince passes absent, that stays up in the air. “I will undoubtedly do anything I require to do to hold up the legacy of Zsa Zsa Gabor,” he mentioned. “Maybe I will use the cash to build a statue or make a movie. Frederic desires me to hold the income in the loved ones and to make it useful, not to use it for content items. And there are a great deal of identify legal rights in the trust. If you want to make a film about Zsa Zsa, you need to have the legal rights.”
Von Anhalt, meanwhile, is anticipating the type of elder care that only kin can supply. In the collection, Feucht is noticed cooking for his new “dad” and typically preserving him corporation.
“Kevin goes to the health and fitness center with me and we walk 5 miles. I have no occupation and I have a lot of time,” von Anhalt mentioned. “He aids me in the household and drives my Mercedes G Wagon. I choose treatment of him, but when I get sick he will just take treatment of me.”
Hence significantly, Feucht has uncovered the princely lifetime to be very neat. Though he has not taken a cue from von Anhalt and employed the title to land a celebrity girlfriend — “You want the woman to be loyal and not in it for cash,” Freucht claimed — he has tried out on the navy uniform that is now his birthright. “It appears incredible,” he reported. “It suits me like Cinderella’s shoe.”