Offbeat : John Terry Goes Shopping, Newcastle’s Tiote In Hot Water Over Second Marriage
Chelsea captain John Terry was spotted shopping up a storm with his wife Toni Poole, in Bond Street, an upmarket area of London on Wednesday.
The two browsed the luxurious items at a luxury boutique for more than two hours, but looked like any ordinary pair until they stepped out to the street.
The pair were such fans of the brand that it took two assistants to carry their bags out of the store and into their taxi home.
Terry held his wife’s hand as they enjoyed some quality time together, and he dressed down in blue jeans, a grey T-shirt and brown suede shoes for the occasion.
The former England footballer is estimated to draw a salary of £6.76m ($13.89m) a year, and is a big fan of cars and watches.
In July 2014, Terry treated himself to a brand new £235,000 ($482,000) Rolls-Royce Wraith and a special edition gold Range Rover Overfinch 4X4 for £140k ($287,000).
Childhood friends John Terry and Toni Poole start dating in 2000 and married in June 2007 at a star-studded ceremony at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
However, the couple’s marriage hit rock bottom in 2010, when it was revealed that he had cheated on Poole with former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.
The allegations led to then-England manager Fabio Capello temporarily removing Terry from the captaincy on 5 February 2010, and replacing him with Rio Ferdinand.
However, Terry was reinstated as captain the following year.
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, has defended his decision to be married to two wives and juggle a mistress on the side.
His extraordinary story was made public in the English media earlier this week, where the player’s personal life was placed under a microscope.
Tiote, who earns £45,000 ($92,421) per week at the Premier League outfit reportedly wed a woman named Laeticia Doukrou in a traditional ceremony this month, despite already being married to his first wife Madah, 25.
The Ivorian, who currently lives with Madah and their two children in a £1.5million mansion in Ponteland near Newcastle.
However, Tiote has has defended his own lifestyle by claiming there is nothing unusual about having two wives and a mistress.
The player’s own agent, Jean Munsapa, also confirmed reports he had married for a second time.
The footballer is also said to have insisted to friends that having several partners is a common occurence in his native Ivory Coast.
A source told the tabloid: “He doesn’t see a problem with having two wives. It’s perfectly acceptable in his culture. He doesn’t see he has done anything wrong and doesn’t know what the fuss is all about.”
It is reported that his 33-year-old Zimbabwean mistress Ms Mpofu, also recently ended her three-year affair with the footballer after he allegedly promised to make her his wife.
The tabloid that she was ‘comfortable’ with him being married but decided to call the relationship off.
“He used me like a mop,” she said.
She was pictured earlier this week leaving a Waitrose store in Ponteland, Newcastle, with her and Tiote’s son Rafael.
The Newcastle player was lucky to avoid prison in 2013 after admitting to possessing a fake driving licence. He was then given a seven-month suspended sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community work.