Cesc Fabregas and his girlfriend Daniella Semaan have been flaunting their young love all summer, spotted canoodling on several idyllic holiday locations.
But now her millionaire ex-husband has come forward to say it was during one of those holidays that he found out his wife was cheating on him – just as they were trying for a third baby.
Property tycoon Elie Taktouk has spoken out about the heartache he suffered when he found out his wife was seeing the 25-year-old football star behind his back.
Speaking to The Sun, the business man said he only found out about his wife’s affair with the former Arsenal star when he saw pictures of him on holiday with a ‘mystery brunette’ last June, and recognised her as his own wife.
Danielle Semaan, 38, and Elie have since divorced, as he says that as soon as he saw those images he wanted nothing more to do with her and cut off all emotions.
The ex-couple have two children together, an 11-year-old son and an 8-year-old girl. And he reveals to the newspaper: ‘We were trying for a baby when this happened.’
‘He stole her from me’: Her ex-husband only found out about the relationship after he spotted her picture in the newspaper while on holiday with Fabregas
The businessman is now forced to watch the young footballer become a stepfather to his two children, as the romance between him and Daniella is still going strong.
‘He is 25 and a fool,’ he bitterly says of Fabregas.
‘She went after him and she would leave him as soon as his money and fame run out. He is no David Beckham.’
Elie and Danielle have since divorced, and the property tycoon has to pay his ex-wife a monthly allowance of £2,500, short of the £10,000 she initially wanted to get from the divorce settlement.
He now lives in Knightsbridge in London as Daniella lives with her young lover.
Meanwhile Fabregas is enjoying a successful football career at FC Barcelona after leaving Arsenal last year.