In a surprising turn of events, Annie Kilner, the wife of Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker, has declared her decision to part ways with the £160,000-a-week defender.
The announcement comes amidst accusations of Walker’s infidelity, particularly with Instagram influencer Lauryn Goodman, who asserts that Walker is the father of her three-year-old son, Kairo.
Annie Kilner and Kyle Walker’s relationship began in their hometown of Sheffield when she was 15 and he was 17.
The couple tied the knot in December 2021 and has since welcomed three children together – Riaan, Roman, and Reign.
Despite Walker’s involvement in various sex scandals, Annie had seemingly stood by him until now.
Addressing the growing media attention, Annie took to social media, stating, “I am posting this in response to growing recent media enquiries about my marriage to Kyle and in an effort to protect my family against the intensity of the media spotlight.”
She continued, “Sadly, after many years of marriage and three wonderful children together, I have decided to take some time away from Kyle.
I do not wish to comment on the position any further. For now, I ask that the privacy of myself and our three young children is respected during this difficult time.”
It has been disclosed that Kyle Walker is no longer residing at the family’s expansive £2.5 million property in Cheshire.
The football star is yet to make any public comments regarding his wife’s announcement, and his last Instagram post dates back a week ago.
In a New Year’s Eve post, Walker appeared to be looking ahead to a positive 2024, sharing a video montage of football highlights with his 4.6 million followers.
“2023, an incredible year we all could only have dreamt of,” he captioned the post. “I wish everyone a very happy new year and all the success for 2024.”
As the news of the split continues to reverberate, fans and followers await further developments in this unexpected chapter of Kyle Walker’s personal life.
The situation raises questions about the challenges faced by individuals in the public eye and the impact of personal choices on their professional and family lives.