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Gary Lineker Split From Wife Danielle Bux Last Year, According To Piers Morgan

25/01/2016 12:10 GMT | Updated 25/01/2016 12:59 GMT

Gary Lineker and his wife Danielle Bux reportedly split up months ago, despite only announcing their divorce last month, according to their friend Piers Morgan.

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The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter says Danielle confided in him that her six year marriage to the former England football player was over last summer.

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Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux divorced two weeks ago

He told The Sun: "For the outside world, this has come as a bit of a shock, as there hadn’t been any warning that what seemed like a very happy marriage was in fact on the rocks.

"For their family and friends – I’ve wined, dined and partied with them for the past few years, and like them both enormously – it’s been an open secret for quite a while.”

He added: "I sat next to Danielle at a dinner party last summer – Gary was there too – and noticed she wasn’t wearing her wedding ring.

"She told me they were splitting because she wanted to have more kids and live in Los Angeles to pursue her acting career."

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Piers Morgan

Earlier this month, Gary blasted claims that his family were ‘overjoyed’ that he had divorced the Welsh underwear model and actress.

The 55-year-old presenter was forced to rubbish claims in a tabloid newspaper that his family were ‘glad to see the back’ of Danielle, following the couple’s divorce.

Gary hit out at the story on Twitter, branding the claims ‘a complete fabrication’ and ‘utter nonsense’, after his son George asked, ‘why do papers lie?’

His father replied: “I'm afraid this is the world we live in, George. A complete fabrication and utter nonsense!”

In another tweet, Gary added: “If a family member was ever joyous about a situation like this, they wouldn't be a much valued member of the family.”

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