After being married for 20 years, former Ivorian international and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba Wednesday, January 13, 2020 announced his separation from his estranged wife, Lalla Diakite.
The announcement came after he was forced by Netizens to provide clarifications concerning their marriage following rumors that they were no longer living together as husband and wife.
Drogba and Lalla tied the knot on June 12, 2011, in Monaco in the presence of selected guests.
The 42-year-old made the shocking announcement via his Instagram page telling fans: “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 separate last year.
“We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family.”
Drogba and Lalla share three children together; Isaac, Iman and Kieran.
Drogba helped Chelsea to win their first ever UEFA Champions League trophy, scoring an equaliser and the winner penalty shootout goal against Bayern Munich in 2013.
He also helped Ivory Coast to reach the African Cup of Nations, AFCON final twice and playing in three World Cup for the West African country.
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