Ex-England footballer Jermain Defoe has split from his wife just months after their £200,000 wedding, according to reports.
The former Spurs and West Ham star – who married just over six months ago – spent his Christmas on the Caribbean island of St Lucia while his wife Donna stayed home in Glasgow.
Defoe, 40, has recently been pictured without his wedding ring while Donna has gone back to using to her maiden name of Tierney online.
The 40-year-old has also unfollowed her husband on social media and neither has posted about one another for more than eight weeks.
Jermain Defoe, 40, pictured middle spent his Christmas on the Caribbean island of St Lucia while his wife Donna stayed home in Glasgow
His wife Donna has gone back to using to her maiden name of Tierney on social media
They have both removed pictures on Instagram of the OK! Magazine front cover which starred their wedding from last June.
The Sun on Sunday revealed Defoe had begged a nurse for sex just a month after getting married.
A source told the Sun said: ‘The marriage seems to be in trouble. You would think they would want to spend their first Christmas together as husband and wife but they haven’t so things aren’t looking at all good.’
For nearly two months there has been a noticeable silence.
Mr Defoe has only posted pictures of himself without his wedding ring and with no mention of his wife
Mr Defoe has only posted pictures of himself without his wedding ring and with no mention of his wife.
Donna has only posted pictures of herself and her family and wished her 8,000 followers: ‘all the love and happiness in the world’, beneath a picture of her 12-year-old daughter unwrapping Christmas presents.
Donna suggested in an Instagram story that she was glad to see the back of 2022 — and was “looking ahead” to the New Year.
The Mail Online contacted Mr Defoe’s agent for a comment.
Defoe was last year said to have contacted a woman via Instagram and invited her to join him in his Range Rover just weeks after his June nuptials – though the sportsman denied any wrongdoing at the time.
Love story: On June 4, Jermain married Donna, 40 (pictured), in a £200,000 ceremony at stately home Cliveden House, Berkshire
According to the Sun, the youth academy coach began contacting the nurse, a 40-year-old mother, in July, having just got married the month before.
On June 4, Jermain married Donna at stately home Cliveden House, in Berkshire.
He told OK! magazine: ‘This is my future, this is forever, this is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.’
On June 21 he posted online: ‘Dedicating my whole life to Donna Defoe was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done, and I can’t wait to have a life of pure love and happiness.
‘Our wedding was like a movie and I thank god for blessing us both with such a special day with family and friends who mean the world to us.’
But by July 14, Jermain had allegedly already begun messaging another woman and later tried to arrange a meet-up.
The Sun said the woman, who wasn’t named, met the footballer years ago in a bar, but they hadn’t spoken in ages.
Looking back: The Sun reported that the youth academy coach began contacting the nurse, a 40-year-old mother, in July last year, having just got married the month before
She said: ‘Then he started messaging me on Instagram in July. He was desperate to meet me and we flirted a lot.
‘Then, when I realized he was married, I didn’t want it to go any further.’
The woman said she didn’t think it would have been fair on his wife and questioned why he would be looking for another woman ‘so soon’ after his wedding.
In July he started messaging the woman, and eventually asked her to meet up for a romp in his Range Rover and called her ‘babe’ in voice notes.
She added: ‘Our messages were a bit of fun at the time, but there was no point in carrying it on.’
Jermain first became acquainted with his wife Donna by ‘liking’ her pictures on social media.
They met in person in January 2021 at a charity do, where she asked him for a signed shirt.
Just seven months later he proposed at a Glasgow hotel, decorating their room with heart-shaped balloons and rose petals which spelled out ‘Marry Me’.
Beauty therapist Donna told OK! magazine about how friends said how obvious it was Defoe appreciate her through ‘his special’ wedding speech about her.
Jermain has previously found himself at the center of cheating rumors, including on his ex Alexandra Burke.
In 2017 he was accused of causing the break-up of radio presenter Ben Weston’s marriage, months after he bought a hot tub from his saleswoman wife Sally.