Jeffrey Epstein wanted to marry ex-girlfriend’s teenage daughter who called him ‘Uncle Jeff’
Jeffrey Epstein once wanted to marry an ex-girlfriend’s teenage daughter who called him “Uncle Jeff,” according to a report.
The late pedophile openly declared his plans to wed Celina Dubin, the daughter of former Miss Sweden Eva Andersson Dubin, who had dated Epstein for 11 years until the early ’90s, sources told Business Insider.
The pair had developed an “especially close relationship” when Celina was just 12, with “Uncle Jeff” at times “substituted” for her dad, the Palm Beach Post has previously reported, citing a profile made by Epstein’s lawyers.
Epstein was telling associates in 2014 that if he ever married, it would be to Celina — who was 19 at the time, sources told Business Insider.
There is no evidence that Epstein ever had a romantic relationship with Dubin, who is now 24, the site reported, saying his motivation to marry may have been driven by a desire to avoid inheritance taxes.
However, her father, moneyman Glenn Dubin, has long been tied to the Epstein scandal — with longtime accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre naming him in court documents as one of many men she alleges she was forced to have sex with.
The Dubins, prominent socialites in Epstein’s main hangouts of New York City and Palm Beach, Florida, also defended him when he was released from a Florida jail in 2009 on his earlier child sex conviction, Business Insider previously revealed.
The couple wrote an email to his probation officer saying they were “100% comfortable” with Epstein spending time with Celina, who was then 14, and their two other minor children, Business Insider said.
“I could not ask for a better friend or godfather to my children,” Eva Dubin wrote of her ex, who also spent Thanksgiving at their Florida home the year after his release, the report said.
Eva Dubin had been 20 when she met Epstein in about 1981, and their 11 years together made her his longest-time girlfriend, the report said. They split before the former beauty queen married hedge-funder Glenn Dubin in 1994 and they had three children together.
Their daughter Celina is at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and had been named one of the “15 Hottest Freshmen” by the Harvard Crimson in 2014, three years before she graduated from the university.
Epstein had wanted the then-teen to inherit his fortune — including his private island in the Caribbean — so that he could avoid inheritance taxes, an associate told Business Insider.
He even made her the beneficiary of a trust in 2014, removing her name the following year, the publication said, citing financial documents provided by a second source. That trust now has $50 million in it, the report says, noting it was unclear if Celina ever benefited before her name was removed.
The Dubins distanced themselves from the now-notorious pedophile in a statement to Business Insider.
“Glenn saw him perhaps once a year in large group settings and had no business interactions with him whatsoever after 2007,” Dubin family spokesman Davidson Goldin told the publication.
“Eva and Celina Dubin accepted less than a handful of invitations to gatherings that included the founder of Microsoft and a DNA pioneer.
“The Dubins are horrified by Jeffrey Epstein’s despicable conduct. Had they been aware of it, they would have cut off all ties instantly,” the spokesman insisted.
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