5 MAY 2009

Faced with a stretch of sea dividing the dinghy from the beach where Elisabetta Gregoraci was due to spend the day with husband Flavio Briatore, the former model and TV presenter faced something of a dilemma. Luckily one of the crew from the billionaire Formula One boss' luxury yacht Force Blue stepped in to save the day.

The able seaman scooped up a giggling Elisabetta, 29, and carried her to shore while her 69-year-old husband led the way. Once on dry land the couple - who spent the weekend in Portofino - got down to some serious relaxing – soaking up the rays on the beach at Marina Di Pietrasanta, in Tuscany, Italy.

With just over a month to go till their June 14 first wedding anniversary, the couple are clearly still revelling in each other's company. They tied the knot in a romantic ceremony held in a 12th-century basilica near the Vatican and spent the following months honeymooning of the coast of Sicily.

Reports in the Italian press are claiming the couple may have more good news to celebrate with rumours circulating they're expecting their first child. So far there's been no official confirmation from their representatives, however.

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The F1 boss leads the way as a crew member from his luxury yacht helps transport his 29-year-old wife ashore from the speed boat in Tuscany's Marina Di Pietrasanta beach
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Once safely ensconced on dry land the couple – who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on June 14 – soaked up some sun
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