Manchester City and England defender, Kyle Walker is reportedly ‘doing all he can to avoid a very expensive divorce’ from his pregnant wife Annie Kilner.
The footballer, 33, shared pictures of himself rocking his wedding ring on social media on Monday after he attended The Best FIFA Football Awards, making a public statement despite being dumped by his wife.
Friends of the Manchester City star are convinced his two-year marriage to Annie, 30, is ‘irreparable’ after she discovered he has fathered two children with blogger Lauryn Goodman, 32.
Despite Annie currently pregnant with their fourth child, the insiders say they are expecting an ‘expensive divorce’ for the England star.
One friend told MailOnline: ‘There is no question now that Annie is going to start asserting herself after what Kyle has done to her.
‘She has put up with it all for a long time now but now appears that it is her turn to start calling the shots.
‘It is impossible to see any way back now, the only way forward seems to be a divorce, a very expensive one. You wouldn’t be surprised to see her take him to the cleaners.
‘It is terrifying to think how much it could cost him but it’s a mess and it seems this is the only way forward now.’
Kyle currently earns £180,000 per week playing for Manchester City but also has lucrative deals as the face of brands such as Puma and boohooMan.
It has also been reported he is worth as much as £30 million.
Yet those close to Kyle say ‘there is no way back’ for him and Annie – with whom he has enjoyed a 13-year relationship and is now expecting a fourth child.
Last week, Walker publicly apologised to Annie for his infidelity.
In a statement, he wrote: Annie is an amazing woman and I can only apologise for the upset I’ve caused her.
‘She’s been part of my life for so long and that will never change for the sake of our children.
‘I would ask for privacy for all of our family, and especially our young children, whilst we work through these difficult times.’
His words came after Annie announced the split last Wednesday.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘I am posting this in response to growing recent media enquiries about my marriage to Kyle and in an effort to protect my family against the intensity of the media spotlight.
‘Sadly, after many years of marriage and three wonderful children together, I have decided to take some time away from Kyle.
‘I do not wish to comment on the position any further. For now, I ask that the privacy of myself and our 3 young children is respected during this difficult time.‘