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Didier Drogba and wife divorce after 20 years together

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed that his marriage which lasted 10 years is over after he appeared in an intimate video with another woman.

The 42-year-old met Lalla Diakate in the late 1990s in Paris and they tied the knot in 2011, and have three children together.

The ex-Ivory Coast striker has always had a discreet private life in order to shield his loved ones from the limelight.

However, Drogba was forced to confirm that he had split from wife Lalla after photos and videos went viral on social media of him with another woman.

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.”

Drogba spent an initial eight years at Chelsea, before briefly returning in 2014, scoring 104 goals in 254 Premier League games, winning four league titles and the Champions League in 2012.

He is also the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast, boasting 65 goals in 105 caps.

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