Former Ivorian international and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has announced his separation from his estranged wife Lalla Diakite. This comes after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman that soon went viral.

Drogba wrote on Instagram: “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life.

“But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year.

“We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life.

“May God bless you.”


The pair married on June 12, 2011 in Monaco in the presence of selected guests. 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.