Footballers who have dated Page 3 models!
In the 2000s, when footballers moved from athletes to celebrities, more sportsmen began to eat with glamour models and Page 3 personalities. We’ll have a look at them here.
Models and footballers have always been associated, with both having lavish lifestyles and a penchant for partying.
Unlike footballers, who typically occupy the back pages of newspapers, topless beauty models occupied Page 3 until 2019.
And as Premier League footballers began to be recognized as celebrities rather than merely professional footballers, these two worlds began to collide more and more.
As they were snapped around cities in the UK, footballers were frequently seen with Page 3 models by their sides.
Jermaine Pennant and Chloe Ayling
Despite Pennant’s marriage to fellow glamour model Alice Goodwin, with whom he has since split, the two were spotted cosying up to one other on the show.
Pennant refuted Ayling’s claim that something “intimate” happened between them.
“When me and Jermaine shared a bed one night in the Big Brother house, something private happened while I was under the notion he was single,” Ayling told The Sun.
“However, after learning he was married during my eviction interview, nothing has happened between us.”
“In there, I know how it is, but the way they cut it, it seems 100 percent worse,” Pennant said of the show, which he blamed for nearly killing his marriage. Five minutes are being shown.
Dwight Yorke and Katie Price
Katie Price is one of the most well-known models to have lived on Page 3 in the 1990s.
When the duo briefly dated in 2001, it wasn’t shocking when a footballer, in this case Manchester United’s Dwight Yorke, began to appear by her side for press engagements.
Harvey, the couple’s only child, was born to them.
Before putting up his boots, Yorke played for Sunderland and Sydney FC, among other clubs.
Joe Cole and Keeley Hazell
While Joe Cole and Keeley Hazell never formally dated, the Englishman was allegedly ‘beaten up’ in a 2006 incident between the two.
Jose Mourinho had given his Chelsea players a few days off.
Cole and his friends partied in London with glamour models Lauren Pope, Nicole T. Cole, and Keeley Hazell.
The group returned to Hazell’s house, where Cole was sleeping when he was allegedly assaulted by an unidentified assailant.
Cole was allegedly assaulted by a man who mistookly assumed the two were dating, according to one partygoer who was present at the time.
Kieran Gibbs and India Reynolds
India Reynolds rose to prominence in 2019 after appearing on the popular TV show Love Island.
Reynolds was a Page 3 model who had been linked to former Arsenal footballer Kieran Gibbs before becoming famous when she finished third alongside Ovie Soko.
She, on the other hand, slammed the links and said they were only conversing.
Scott Sinclair and Helen Flanagan
Helen Flanagan, unlike the others on this list, was already a household name when she modeled for The Sun on Page 3.
Between 2000 to 2012, Flanagan was a regular on Coronation Street, before going on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2012.
Flanagan, who was dating Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair at the time, was featured on Page 3 of The Sun.
The couple met in 2009 and are still together now, having gotten engaged in 2018 and planning to start a family.
Chris Smalling and Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke was a Page 3 model for The Sun before dating Chris Smalling, and she won the newspaper’s annual Page 3 Idol competition in 2006.
Cooke also appeared in FHM, Zoo, and Nuts, among other “lads’ mags.”
In 2017, in a grandiose ceremony in Lake Como, Northern Italy, the former Page 3 model married AS Roma’s Chris Smalling.
When the couple was on vacation in Jamaica last summer, they made the astounding claim that they had seen UFOs.