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    Default Estelle Cruyff leaves husband Ruud Gullit for world champion kickboxer Badr Hari

    Ruud Gullit's wife leaves him for a younger man after getting 'sick of his cheating'


    By Leon Watson
    PUBLISHED: 09:10, 17 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:34, 17 June 2012


    The wife of football legend Ruud Gullit has left him for a younger man because she says she's sick of his cheating.

    Estelle, 33, revealed the Sky Sports pundit was left 'angry and confused' after she told him she wanted a divorce.
    Estelle has fallen in love with Moroccan-born world champion kickboxer Badr Hari, who at 28 is 21 years younger than Ruud.


    Split: Former Holland star Ruud Gullit with his bride Estelle Cruyff on their wedding day in Amsterdam. She has now told him she wants a divorce


    In an interview with Dutch paper De Telegraaf, she blamed her husband's infidelity for the end of their 12-year marriage.
    Estelle, who is niece of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, said: 'There is one thing Ruud needs to know. Badr has not stolen me from Ruud... Ruud gave me away.'
    'Ruud is angry and confused,' she revealed. 'He can’t believe what is happening. He was *really angry when I told him I was leaving him.


    'I wanted us both to tell the children. We have a daughter Joelle and a son Maxim together. But I did not get the chance to discuss that.'Ruud is so annoyed. He really did not see this coming. But that is what happens when you are so busy with your own things.'
    Ruud played for AC Milan, Sampdoria, Chelsea and Holland in a glittering career before going on to manage Chelsea and Newcastle United.


    Ruud Gullit, when he was manager of Chelsea, and his then-girlfriend, Estelle Cruyff at Fulham Town Hall in London, celebrating the club's 1997 FA Cup win over Middlesborough



    Glamorous: Estelle Cruyff became the third Mrs Ruud Gullit when the couple married in Amsterdam. Ruud astounded guests by arriving with his trademark dreadlocks shorn off


    Unfaithful: The couple attend the Golden Foot Ceremony Awards in Monaco in October last year






    Estelle said she has fallen in love with Moroccan-born world heavyweight kickboxing champion Badr Hari (pictured right), who is 21 years younger than her husband

    His wife said: 'Of course Ruud had affairs. He always did during our marriage. And of course I knew about them. And of course he would deny them all the time. My trust in him decreased over the years. In the end I didn’t trust him one bit.
    'That was the moment I started to ask myself, what is this whole marriage actually based on?
    'I put on a brave smile for a long time when I was with friends. It was a smile to hide my disappointment and hurt. As a woman you feel so much more than a man. I just knew his things weren’t incidents, but pure lust. The first time I confronted him with one of his affairs, we weren’t even married.'


    Talented footballer: Ruud Gullit is tackled by Tottenham's Allan Nielsen in a match at Stamford Bridge in 1996




    Ruud, with Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola after winning the FA Cup in 1997




    Ruud announced his resignation as Newcastle United manager in August 1999, he blamed the media and a disastrous start to the Premiership season

    Estelle met Ruud at a nightclub while she was aged 17 and still at school. The couple married four years later and have two children together.
    She gave birth to their two-year-old daughter, Joelle, when she was 19 and the family lived in a flat on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Perhaps that should read 12 yr old? Or maybe she outdid Jessica Simpson & gave birth to a two year old?
    'Ruud does not realise that he has hurt me so much over the years,' she said. 'I wonder now if he was aware of how much pain he caused me.
    'I wanted that pain to end,' she told De Telegraaf. 'I hope he finds somebody who can make him happy. It has become clear over the years that I could not make him happy. Well, not just me on my own.
    'Ruud knows I know everything. He really is not a bad man, but he has one particularly bad habit.
    'I was looking forward to a lovely, romantic life with Ruud. I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He was sweet, happy. I could not wait to start a family with him. I don’t want to forget the great moments, which we did have, otherwise this would not have lasted 16 years.'
    Estelle said Ruud is 'an *adorable father' which 'as a woman, that makes you melt at times'.
    But she said being a good father is not enough. The former European Footballer of the Year was married twice before and has four children with his ex-wives.
    Ruud told Dutch media this week that he was getting divorced, 'because of recent developments in his marriage'.
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    I have to question her choices.
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    Still being a naughty boy, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I have to question her choices.
    She was 17 when they first got together and only 21 when they married, so I'll cut her some slack.
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    Dumped for a world champion kick boxer who is 28 years younger then he?? OUCH. Quite the kick to his ego, including it being made public.

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    I'm going to have an opinion about this as soon as I learn to pronounce everyone's names.
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