Gary Lineker and chain Danielle have ended their marriage after six years.
The match up insisted they remain the “greatest of friends” in a short statement confirming the split.
Cracks have suggested the ir decided to rt ways with facsimile Danielle, 36, desperate to have another child while frisks pundit Gary, 55, felt he was “too old”.
A decree nisi issued today thinks fitting formally bring their marriage to an end.
The blind appointment
It was the love match of the day when Gary and Danielle were set up on a blind ss by a mutual friend back in 2007.
They soon hit it off, with Gary allowing his desire to find love was behind the meeting.
Speaking in 2012, he bring up: “It’s the only blind date I’ve ever been on. But I was beginning to des ir of on any occasion meeting ‘the one’.
“My mate told me Danielle was gorgeous but I’ve seen his ‘gorgeous’ anterior to. So I Googled her and just thought ‘wow.'”
She said: “I was surprised at how much younger and myriad handsome he looked in the flesh he looked than on TV. I thought he was lovely. “
Gary, who was previously married to childhood sweetheart Michelle Cockayne from 1998 to 2006, called the question to Danielle in 2008.
He presented her with a stunning diamond ring.
The couple wed in southern Italy in 2009, almost a year to the day after he proposed.
The proprieties was a small and intimate affair with just two witnesses. It was followed up by a unrestrained reception, believed to have set the couple back around £250,000.
Talking less love, Danielle admitted to HELLO magazine: “Before I met Gary, I’d assumption up on the idea of getting married. As a young girl, you do imagine your homogenization day, but as you get older you get real.”
Drifting a rt
The couple are believed to have drop by drop fallen out of love with one another and have been living away lives for a year.
The couple spent Christmas together but in recent months Danielle has out more time in LA, while Leicester-born Lineker is tied to work commitments in the UK.
Discre ncies over children?
Sources have claimed Danielle prerequisite to try for a baby but that Gary was completely against it.
Gary has four spring up up sons with ex Michelle – George, Tobias, Harry and Angus, while Danielle has a 13-year-old daughter from a above-mentioned relationship.
A source close to the ir said: “They made a illustrious couple but their different views on having children is what vigorous them realise they had to split.
“They both know it is the hesitation thing to do and are looking forward to the future. They are convinced they drive stay friends.”
A no-fuss divorce
Gary and Danielle didn’t use any counselors-at-law and filed for divorce using a government website where they notified out the forms together. It cost about £400, rather tens of thousands in forensic bills.
Gary, who is estimated to have a personal fortune of around £20 million, and his rtner are also believed to have arranged an ‘agreeable’ financial settlement between them
The origin added: “Usually these things are very sad and often acrimonious but with Gary and Danielle it is extremely much friendly with no legal battle that can cost a lot of monied.”
They were last pictured together on January 4, when they watched a take advantage of together in London.