Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, has announced separation from his estranged wife, Lalla Diakite.
The pair got married on June 12, 2011, in Monaco, France.
But the Cote d’Ivoire legend said they have separated after 20 years of being together.
Although he did not give reasons for their separation, the two-time Africa Player of the Year Award winner noted that it was a difficult decision.
He stated that their children will get maximum protection, adding that the privacy of the family will remain protected.
“I don’t normally discuss my private life, but due to false media speculation today, I will confirm that sadly after 20 years together Lalla and I made the difficult decision to separate last year. We remain very close and our main focus has been our children and protecting them and the family’s privacy,” he wrote on his Instastory.
The marriage produced three children: Isaac, Iman and Kieran.