Without a doubt, the world of sports is tense, especially when it comes to the more popular games such as football, soccer, and basketball, to name a few.
Naturally, sports stars are subjected to the same level of anxiety. The only difference is that, despite their celebrity, grandeur, and wealth, strain infiltrates their personal life as well.
A well-known sports family can self-destruct in a single day without warning – and this can happen in any high-profile and difficult industry.
Finally, the negative is that today’s hot topics, such as conflict and divorces, frequently receive more attention than the celebrities themselves.
In this thread, we shall be discussing about all the Famous divorce by popular sportsmen around the world. Feel free to join the discussion and share your views.
Colombian superstar Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announced Saturday they were calling time on their relationship of more than a decade.
The 45-year-old “Hips don’t Lie” songstress is one of the biggest names in the global music industry and has sold more than 60 million albums.
Spanish football hero Pique, 35, won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, and is a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona.
The couple share two sons and had been living together for years on the outskirts of Barcelona.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our upmost priority, we request respect for (our) privacy,” they said in a statement.
Juanita and Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association, winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan divorced his wife Juanita in 2006, after a total of 17 years of marriage. However, it seems that the couple started having issues much earlier, in 2002. That’s when Juanita initially filed the divorce papers.
Eventually, the couple decided that it wasn’t in their best interests to remain married. As such, Jordan got back to doing his thing while Juanita took a more than generous settlement.
Robin Givens and Mike Tyson
Tyson isn’t just well-known; he’s well-known for his ring prowess as well as his enormous money. People would believe that, given his success, he can maintain long-term partnerships, right? He isn’t, to be sure. His marriage to Robin Givens lasted approximately eight months, with the news of their divorce breaking on February 14th! According to reports, Tyson was both sexually and physically violent to his former partner.
Cynthia and Alex Rodriguez
After roughly six years of marriage, famous baseball player Rodriguez reportedly abandoned his wife and children , thus calling for a divorce. Some sources suggest that Madonna was somehow involved.
Even though it’s still unsure who got what, the ex-partner of Rogriguez asked for custody of their daughters and wanted to ensure child support and tuition for them as well. At the same time, she also asked for living standards comparable to those experienced during the time they were married – in short, money to ensure an extremely decent lifestyle.
The Manchester United legend separated from his former wife in April, 2017. The Welshman divorced his wife five years after it was revealed he had cheated on her with multiple women.
The former Chelsea man divorced his wife Cheryl Cole after it was rumoured that he was cheating with another woman.
After five years of marriage, the ex- Bayern Munich star also divorced his wife in 2013 for unclear reasons. At the time of the divorce, there was no report that James and his wife, Daniela Ospina, raised any child together as there wasn’t much spotlight on it still being an active professional footballer.
The Argentine World cup winner and FIFA Best Player of the Century awardee had to divorce his wife, Claudia Villafane, in 2003 after she filed for it. Claudia also demanded custody of her two children, Dalma and Giannina.
There were also no clear reasons why the couple had to part their separate ways after nine years of marriage, but there are suspicions that it may have had to do with his drug addiction as she couldn’t cope with it.