Retired Ivory Coast national team captain, Didier Yves Drogba Tébily, popularly known as Didier Drogba, has revealed he is separated from his wife, Lalla Diakite.
Daily Post reports that the 42-year-old player announced the development on Instagram.
The Ivorian footballer was said to have revealed this after a viral video of him, shirtless on the bed with another woman went viral on the social network a few days ago.
Reacting to the controversies, the former Chelsea FC legend released an official statement revealing that he and Lalla had separated in 2020. According to him, it was a tough decision for them.
“I don’t normally discuss my personal life but due to false media speculation today I will confirm sadly that after 20years together Lala and I made the difficult decision to separate last year,” he wrote.
Drogba, however, acknowledged that he is still in contact with Lalla for the sake of their children.
“We remain very close and our main focus has been our children and protecting them and the family’s privacy,” his post added.
Meanwhile, Ivorian professional footballer who just joined English Premier League club, Manchester United, Amad Diallo, has revealed two trophies he hopes to help the Red Devils lift, Naija News reports.