Heartbreak as Chelsea legend Drogba announces separation from wife after 20 years together

Heartbreak as Chelsea legend Drogba announces separation from wife after 20 years together

- Didier Drogba walked down the aisle with Lalla Diakite in Monaco in 2011

- The union got blessed with three kids but the couple has now separated after 20 years

- Drogba admitted that it was a difficult decision, but promised that their kids will be protected

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Former Ivorian international and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced his separation from his estranged wife Lalla Diakite.

The pair married on June 12, 2011, in Monaco in the presence of selected guests, but player claims they have separated after 20 years of togetherness.

Although he did not explain reasons for their separation, the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award recipient, however, noted that it was a difficult decision.

He also stated that their three children will get maximum protection, adding that the privacy of the family will remain protected.

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He wrote:

"I am not used to discussing my private life, but due to speculation in the media today, I will confirm that unfortunately after 20 years together Lalla and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways. Last year.
“We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family."
Heartbreak as former African footballer of the year announces separation from wife after 20years together

Didier Drogba and Lalla Diakite have separated after 20 years. Photo: Jean Catuffe
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From the union between Didier and Lalla - were born three children: Isaac, Iman and Kieran.

Only recently, Drogba was presented with a traditional chieftaincy title in a village in his home country.

The 42-year-old Champions League winner was named the Nanan Kadio Morokro III of Niable village on Tuesday, December 15.

This traditional title was bestowed upon the Premier League icon by the founder of the village Nanan Kouakou Kouao the Patient III.

It was gathered that the former Ivory Coast captain was enthroned in the pure Akan tradition and received the attributes of a chief.

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The former Blues goal poacher is currently in Niable with his foundation as part of a social work marked by the delivery of digital libraries and school kits to local schools on December 16, 2020.

Legit.ng earlier reported how former Chelsea star Salomon Kalou took to social media to announce the arrival of his baby girl with his partner Karina Ferreira.

The 35-year-old who currently plays for Brazilian club side Botafogo posted the feet of the newborn on his official Instagram page.

The post has generated so much engagement with one of his former bosses among the first set of people to congratulate the player.

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