Kyle Walker has secretly married his childhood sweetheart Annie Kilner, it has been revealed.
The Manchester City right-back, 31, tied the knot with his girlfriend of 12 years in a small ceremony at the end of November.
Kyle met Annie when he was 18 while he was playing at his hometown club Sheffield United, when the model was 16.
Just married: Kyle Walker has tied the knot with Annie Kilner, his girlfriend of 12 years, in a small ceremony at the end of November
The smitten couple are parents to three children – Roman, Riaan and Reign.
In June 2020, the Mirror reported that Kyle had popped the question to Annie with an epic floral proposal at her home.
A representative for Kyle Walker declined to comment.
As well as the three children he shares with Annie, it is claimed that Kyle shares son Kairo, 14 months, with ex Lauryn Goodman. He has never confirmed or denied that Kairo is his.
It is claimed the footballer conceived his youngest child Kairo while involved in a short relationship with Lauryn, during a temporary split from Annie in February 2020.
Earlier this year, Lauryn lashed out at Kyle after the England defender unveiled a pair of bespoke football boots bearing the names of each of his children – but not Kairo.
Childhood sweethearts: Kyle met Annie when he was 18 while he was playing at his hometown club Sheffield United, when the model was just 16
Last year, Annie claimed that days before Kyle allegedly met Lauryn, she suffered a miscarriage, and was devastated when she claimed he confessed that the reality star was pregnant.
She told The Sun On Sunday at the time: ‘I don’t know what my thoughts or feelings are any more. I feel dead inside. Each day is filled with pain.
‘I don’t think I’ll ever be the same again because of what he’s done. It makes me really sad that I’ve been damaged so badly when I’ve done nothing to deserve it.
‘I’ve tried to hate him but how can I hate the man my kids love so much? Before the infidelity he was my best friend, my soulmate. I could count on him for anything.’
Family: The smitten couple are parents to three children – Roman, Riaan and Reign
In March 2019, Annie dumped Kyle after he allegedly sent messages to Ex On The Beach reality star Laura Brown.
Kyle also came under fire last year for allegedly hosting a sex party with two escorts while the country remained in Covid-19 lockdown.
It was claimed the footballer, 29, and a friend, paid £2,200 for Louise McNamara, 21, and a 24-year-old Brazilian call girl to visit his Cheshire home on Tuesday, before leaving the next day.
Walker, who has 48 England caps, has apologised for the incident.
Drama: As well as the three children he shares with Annie, it is claimed that Kyle shares son Kairo, 14 months, with ex Lauryn Goodman
He said: ‘I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week.
‘I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
‘As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.’
Earlier this week, Kyle returned to football training after missing Man City’s last four matches through illness.