Gary Lineker and wife Danielle remain ‘greatest of friends’ despite divorce proceedings

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle have filed for divorce, according to reports.

The Sun said the ex-England footballer, 55, and the 36-year-old model had decided to end their six-year marriage and a decree nisi would be issued.

Gary and Danielle in 2015 (Doug Peters/PA)

Gary and Danielle in 2015 (Doug Peters/PA)

 

A spokesman for the couple told the paper: “Gary and Danielle have decided to end their marriage.”

He added: “They remain the greatest of friends and wish each other every happiness.”

The paper quoted a source as saying the break-up was ‘friendly’ and the pair filled out forms on a Government website together.

The couple wed in Ravello, Italy, in 2009 after dating for two years.

The couple in 2009 (Yui Mok/PA)

The couple in 2009 (Yui Mok/PA)

 

It was Gary’s second marriage – he was divorced in 2006 from Michelle, the mother of his four sons, after 20 years – and Danielle’s first.

Danielle, who uses her maiden name Bux in her Instagram profile, is a former Virgin Atlantic air stewardess who has become a successful lingerie model.

She took part in television cooking show Hell’s Kitchen and has also appeared as a panellist on lunchtime chat show Loose Women.