Didier Drogba’s Marriage Of 10-Year Crashes
Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba’s marriage to his wife, Lalla Diakite has crashed.
Drogba, the former Ivory Coast striker, has previously maintained a discreet private life as he tried to shield his loved ones from the limelight.
But he has been forced into making a statement confirming his relationship with Lalla was over after saucy images of him and an unknown woman set tongues wagging.
The photos and clips soon went viral on social media.
And they showed the bare-chested Blues idol in bed with a nearly-naked young woman.
He then speaks to her in French about being bitten, and appears to say: “She’s positive! She’ll infect me by biting me!”
That sparked headlines in his native West African homeland.
And it prompted him to break his silence and admit he and Mali-born Lalla have gone their separate ways.
Drogba wrote on Instagram: “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life.
“But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year.
“We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life.
“May God bless you.”
Didier Drogba and Lalla Diakite got married on June 12, 2011, in Monaco in the presence of selected guests, but the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award recipient, claims they have separated after 20 years of togetherness.
The couple have three children together.