Ex-England star Jermain Defoe is 'dating Love Island wannabe just weeks after collapse of his marriage' | The Sun

FORMER footballer Jermain Defoe is dating a Love Island wannabe weeks after his marriage collapsed, it has been reported.

The ex England star, 40, has been secretly seeing influencer Alisha LeMay, 31, who was tipped for the ITV dating show in 2019.

And he was pictured leaving her home in Harlow, Essex, on Thursday morning. Alisha went to the front door in her brown dressing gown as he left.

Meanwhile, Defoe wore a blue puffer jacket over a hooded top, designer ripped jeans and black trainers. He also had a Stetson hat and moustache.

He climbed into his Range Rover before driving away as Alisha waved him off smiling.

She then walked to her Land Rover Defender to pick up a bag from posh Selfridges, where she used to work as a personal shopper.


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TV football pundit Defoe was back again in the evening and drove off again the following morning.

Sources told the MailOnline he had been a "regular visitor" in the past few weeks. They have also been seen in a nearby cafe.

Alisha has posted glamorous photos from exotic locations including Jamaica, Ibiza, Paris and Capri in Italy on her social media.

When she was rumoured to be on Winter's Love Island, a source said: "Alisha is exactly the type of contestant ITV2 is looking for – she's gorgeous, body confident and isn't afraid to be herself.

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"She already works as an influencer and has collaborated with brands like PrettyLittleThing, Missguided and ASOS.

"She's an advocate of body positivity and often admits on her Instagram to never wanting to be perfect, which is an important message to young viewers of the show."

Last month Defoe sparked fears his marriage was in trouble after spending Christmas in the Caribbean while wife Donna stayed at home in Glasgow.

The former Spurs and West Ham star, 40, was pictured without his wedding ring while Donna, also 40, has reverted to her maiden name of Tierney on social media and has unfollowed her hubby.

Neither of them has posted about each other on social media for eight weeks.

Both have removed Instagram images of the OK! magazine cover that featured their £200,000 wedding last June.

The Sun on Sunday revealed Defoe had begged a nurse for sex just a month after getting married.

A source said: “The marriage seems to be in trouble. You would think they would want to spend their first Christmas together as husband and wife but they haven’t so things aren’t looking at all good.”

Defoe and Donna married at stately home Cliveden House, in Berkshire, in June last year.

The lavish bash featured across 14 pages as well as the cover of OK! magazine later that month.

But the £20,000 wedding has caused a riddle about whether it actually happened.

The local register office has no record of him and his “bride” Donna Tierney legally getting married at the country house venue, which it normally would do.

There is also no record of any marriage in Glasgow where they were living at the time on June 4 last year.

A source said: “It’s all a mystery. They didn’t let the mag have their reporter and photographer at the wedding at Cliveden House.

"Instead, they had their own photographer and sent them the pictures, and then subsequently gave an interview to a reporter.

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“But no one is aware of them actually getting married and there were no pictures in the magazine of anyone marrying them.”

When The Sun approached Donna — who has removed the pics from her social media — and asked if they actually got wed, she said: “Of course we did. I’ve heard these rumours, I don’t know where they’ve come from.”

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