The couple, who don’t have any children, tied the knot in Italy in 2009. Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle will divorce today because the young model wants kids and he feels he’s too old to start another family.
The England football legend, 55 and 36-year-old Danielle are still on good terms, but sources say they have been living separate lives for almost a year. More after the cut….
In a tweet, the Match of the Day presenter said they “had many wonderful years together. We remain very close and the greatest of friends.”
We have shared the most incredible 8 years that I will always cherish. We will remain the best of friends. https://t.co/MUTkatkbOa
— Danielle Bux (@DanielleBux) January 13, 2016
The 36-year-old model responded saying she’d “cherish their relationship”. It was Danielle’s first marriage and Lineker’s second following his divorce in 2006 from Michelle, the mother of his four sons.
A decree nisi will be issued at 10am today bringing their six year marriage to an end. Lineker has a personal fortune of around £20 million but the thrifty couple decided to use a government website to formalise their split. The online divorce site costs around £400, meaning the couple saved tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees. They have agreed a financial settlement between them said to be, ‘agreeable to both parties’.
Pals say the pair still care deeply about each other, but they have gradually, ‘fallen out of love’. Danielle, who already has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, desperately wants another child.