Jermain Defoe's heartbroken ex breaks her silence after footie ace introduces new girlfriend to his mum | The Sun

JERMAIN Defoe's heartbroken ex-wife has today broken her silence after the footie ace introduced his new girlfriend to his mum.

Donna Tierney, 40, said she has been through the "hardest time of my life" after the Spurs hero Defoe was seen with his new girlfriend.

It comes after The Sun on Sunday revealed the pair had split months after he bombarded a nurse with messages begging her for sex.

Scots mum-of-one Donna said she had been "publicly devalued and disrespected on so many levels".

Defoe's devastated ex said: "My love for Jermain, our vows and our marriage was 100% real to both of us.

"I was a devoted wife, but it takes two people to make a marriage work, no less, no more, and his infidelity eventually broke our marriage."

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Spurs hero Defoe, 40, married Donna in June 2022 in a lavish £200,000 bash at stately Cliveden House, Berks, that featured on the cover of OK! magazine.

But just days later, he began sexting the nurse, 40, who told The Sun on Sunday in October he tried to lure her for a romp in his Range Rover.

The former Premier League star then spent Christmas apart from Donna and has since been seeing influencer Alisha LeMay, 31 – who has already been introduced to his mum Sandra, as we revealed today.

Striker Defoe proposed to Donna in August 2021 but there are no official wedding records according to the local register office.

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The pair had spoken online years before, but met for the first time in January 2021 when Donna asked him for a signed shirt while he was playing for her local team, Rangers.

In their interview with OK!, Defoe – now a TV footie pundit – said of Donna: “This is my future, this is forever, this is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.”

But yesterday his ex revealed for the first time the pain he had caused her – and said they have "only just split".

Alongside a picture of her smiling on a sofa, Donna wrote on Instagram: "Bit late to the party but 'Happy New Year', wishing everyone a year full of love strength, positivity, happiness and blessings. YOU got this.

"2023 didn't start the way I expected, but I'm determined for it to end as the most remarkable year yet.

"Truth be told, it's been the hardest time of my life.

"My heart was broken which was extremely difficult for me to deal with without having something that is so pure and real to me publicly devalued and disrespected on so many levels, which inevitably broke me."

Donna said "the girl in question" – who was not named – was "boasting" about the affair since at least August.

She went on: "The truth is, she wasn't dating, she was having an affair with a married man, my husband.

"I'm back on socials, however I've still got a long way to go to fully heal.

"At the end of the day, it was a marriage. Jermain's my husband and I his wife, we've only JUST separated and it's still very raw.

"Regardless of the pain I've chosen to stay true to myself and be better not bitter.

"I see this as a lesson and test of the soul. It's not happened to me, it's happened for me.

"My heart will forever remain pure. Jermain's had an exceptional playing career, and I pry he gets the career he deserves in the next chapter of his life."

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We previously told how there was mystery around whether Defoe and Donna actually got married, as there is no record of it at the local registry office.

They did not let the glossy mag have a reporter or photographer there – instead having their own snapper and sending them pictures.

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