Former Ivorian international and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced his separation from his estranged wife Lalla Diakite, Insidenaija reports.
The pair married on June 12, 2011 in Monaco in the presence of selected guests, but player claims they have separated after 20 years of togetherness.
Although he did not explain reasons for their separation, the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award recipient however noted that it was a difficult decision.
He however stated that their three children will get maximum protection, adding that the privacy of the family will remain protected.
He wrote: “I am not used to discussing my private life, but due to speculation in the media today, I will confirm that unfortunately after 20 years together Lalla and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways. Last year.
“We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family.”
From the union between Didier and Lalla – were born three children: Isaac, Iman and Kieran.