Gary Lineker and wife Danielle split after six years of marriage

Published Wednesday, Jan 13 2016, 09:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle Bux have filed for divorce.

The couple, who have been married for six years, have reportedly lived separate lives for almost a year.

Gary Lineker and Danielle Lineker at the Serpentine Gallery summer party held in Kensington Gardens. 2 July 2015.

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Gary confirmed he had split with Danielle in a tweet to fans on Wednesday morning (13 January), but said they will remain good friends.

He wrote: "Thank you all for your kind words. @DanielleBux and I had many wonderful years together. We remain very close and the greatest of friends."

Meanwhile, Danielle also took to Twitter, saying: "We have shared the most incredible 8 years that I will always cherish. We will remain the best of friends."

A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement: "Gary and Danielle have decided to end their marriage and their divorce was confirmed today with the judge granting a Decree Nisi. They remain the greatest of friends and wish each other every happiness."

According to The Sun, former England footballer Gary, 55, and 36-year-old Danielle split over different views on starting a family.

A source told the newspaper: "Usually these things are very sad and often acrimonious but with Gary and Danielle it is very much friendly with no legal battle that can cost a lot of money."

Gary, who has four children from his first marriage to Michelle Cockayne, married Danielle in Ravello, Italy, in 2009 after two years of dating.

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