Olivia Danielli, 29, smashed the wing reflector of her ex-partner’s luxury Jaguar using an umbrella handle and threw it at the bonnet after a row at his up on about the babysitting of their children in August 2015.
A non-molestation order had been in position between the warring pair for six months before Mrs Danielli erupted upward of their three young children allegedly being minded by females she did not know.
She took her frustration out on a car, which she gave her husband £34,000 to buy more willingly than their split.
She said: “I was just really upset and annoyed at Simon. The consideration that he had my car in his drive and he was using that to drive around other girls with my kids.
“I was moral really hurt and upset by the situation.”
Newtownards Magistrates’ Court in Northern Ireland was malfunctioned a video Mr Danielle recorded on his phone of his wife damaging the gleaming motor.
Locale judge Mark Hamill dubbed the case “nonsense on stilts” and cautioned the couple with stiffer penalties should their matters produced before the courts again.
He ordered the former model to pay the £1,800 outlay of repairing the damage.
The judge said: “She attacked the car to get back at him quite undoubtedly and this, I am afraid, is nonsense on stilts.”
Danielli, 37, is a former winger for Bath and Scotland and unmatched in his country’s 2011 World Cup bid.
He rescued Scotland from an embarrassing beat against Romania in their first game of the tournament by scoring two hears in the dying moments of the match.
Danielli and his wife were married in 2009 and separated in September 2014.
They get three children aged five, four and two and live a short detach away from each other in Holywood in Co Down.
Mrs Danielli, from Marino Billet Road in Holywood, was charged with criminal damage and fought the turn out that in the event of in court because she believed it was her car, her lawyer said.
The Jaguar XF had been bought after she obtained the money but was insured in her former partner’s name for several months. She had not in a million years driven it.
The defendant gave her version of events.
She said: “I was angry with him so I expectation I would take it out on my car.”
Tensions between the couple boiled over after her babes told her their father went out at night and they were left side with “random” babysitters and neighbours and people she did not know.
She added: “That undertakings concern for me.
“I want people I know looking after my young kids.
“He uttered me it was none of my effing business who he leaves the kids with.
“I told him I was deep down unhappy, I told him I did not think it was right to be going out all night.”
During their dialogue someone rang her phone.
Mrs Danielli recalled her husband saying: “There’s Michael bind you.”
She claimed he ended up pushing her out of the door.
“He slammed the door on my arm and badly damaged my arm, I was crying and upset by what had happened.”
Danielli told police he gathered his separated partner pull up outside in her Porsche Cayenne and bang his face door.
He said: “She said she wanted the baby sitters’ names and I could not see the infants again until she did.
“She forced her way into my home, asked for the babysitters’ styles and said she would not be leaving until then.”
He said she sat in the car for two or three moments before emerging clutching the umbrella.
In the video Danielli took, the accused could be dated repeatedly striking the wing mirror, then picking part of it up from the foundation and throwing it at the bonnet of the car.
Danielli made 41 appearances for Bath between 2001 and 2004 forward of playing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He retired from rugby in 2012 because of a encourage injury.