Celebrity chef Frank Heppner is the father of Real Madrid star David Alaba’s girlfriend, Shalimar Heppner, and the pair have one child together.
A celebrity chef is among those arrested over an alleged plot by a far-right terrorist group to overthrow the German government, local press has reported.
Frank Heppner, 62, who is the father of Real Madrid star David Alaba’s girlfriend, is understood to have been arrested in the Austrian ski resort Kitzbuhel, where he has a restaurant.The foiled coup of the Reichsburger movement – also known as the Reich Citizens movement – led to the biggest ever national police operation against right wing extremism.
The raids took place in 11 of the country’s 16 states last week, with 3,000 armed police storming up to 100 properties across Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse, Lower Saxony, and Thuringia, as well as in Kitzbuhel and the Italian city of Perugia.
The plotters allegedly wanted to install Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss, a 71-year-old aristocrat, as the head of a new government. He was among those arrested.
Prosecutors said the group planned to install him as Germany’s new leader.
Heppner’s role, should the alleged coup have been successful, would have been to “take over the canteens of the new German Reich” and supply their troops, according to Austrian daily Die Presse.A specialist in Euro-Asian cuisine, Heppner has previously worked in five-star hotels all over the world.