‘It was a difficult decision’ Drogba regretted after a mysterious video of him in bed with another woman surfaced last year.
The Chelsea second highest scorer of all time was seen bare-chested in bed with a scantily-clad woman last year, causing with supports suggesting that he had told the woman: “She’s positive. She’ll infect me by biting me.” , reports rt.com.
According to reports, Drogba said: “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life.
But because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year.
“We remain very close and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life. May God bless you.”
The Ivory Coast football legend met his wife, Laila around 1999 in Paris, marrying her in 2011, by which time he had won three of his four Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge.
The couple have three children together, and Drogba wished his wife and mother a Happy Mother’s Day on social media last year.
The 2012 Champions League winner ended his second spell at Chelsea in 2015 and retired in 2018. He is regarded as one of the best footballers in Africa.