FORMER Man United ace Wes Brown and his reality star wife Leanne have split.
The couple secretly separated last year, it has emerged.
Wes Brown and his reality star wife Leanne have splitCredit: Matthew Pover
A source said: ‘Leanne has flourished in single life and has removed her wedding ring’Credit: Splash
The couple were together for more than 20 years and wed in 2009.
A source said yesterday: “Wes and Leanne split before Christmas.
“There were no third parties involved; it is just a sad fact that their marriage has run its course.
“Leanne has flourished in single life and has removed her wedding ring.
“She has told people she feels free and is working hard on her businesses and flourishing as an independent woman.
“Wes meanwhile is carrying on as best he can.
“There have been rumours of trouble in their marriage for a while but they put a brave face on publicly.
“Now it is officially over and they are doing their best to co-parent their children as they build their lives as separate individuals.”
Leanne was seen without her wedding ring as she partied with pals at top Manchester eaterie Menagerie earlier this month.
The day before she had posted a cryptic message on Instagram.
Alongside a picture of her without the wedding band, Leanne wrote: “When you realise that the one relationship in your life that needs the most attention, love, kindness, respect and compassion, is the one with yourself, your life will improve dramatically.”
Leanne, who has daughters Halle, 19, Lilia, 14, and Lola, 11, with Wes, previously spoke about the difficulties of dating a footie star.
He went on to star for Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers and made 23 England appearances, scoring once.
Leanne said in 2019: “Yes we’ve got a lovely life and all this money and I’m not saying the money isn’t great, but when you’re in it you’re living in this bubble.
“Although the fans can be amazing they can also be very cruel.
“It must be hard [for footballers] to deal with to be on top one minute and hated the next for a bad kick or missing the goal.
“We are the ones that are left to pick up the pieces and bear the brunt of whatever is left at the end of their careers.
“Sometimes it’s hard being alone a lot. The lads are away a lot, especially if involved in a high profile club and England international too.”
A representative for Wes refused to comment on the split.
A source said: ‘Now it is officially over and they are doing their best to co-parent their children as they build their lives as separate individuals’
Reality star Leanne, middle, with Cheshire housewivesCredit: Getty – Contributor
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