Craig Bellamy, a high profile striker for Cardiff City football team, has been divorced by his wife on the grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
According to a report on Wales Online, papers filed for a brief hearing at the Family Division of the High Court state that his 32 year-old wife Claire had been left “saddened and depressed” by Bellamy’s behaviour.
In his response, the 33 year-old player said he did not accept her claims but would not dispute the divorce and would cover her costs.
A decree nisi was approved, with the judge’s certificate stating: “The marriage having irretrievably broken down, the facts found proved being the Respondent’s unreasonable behaviour.”
Bellamy and his wife had a couple since school and were married in 2006 at a ceremony attended by singer Rod Stewart, whom Bellamy had met while at Celtic Football Club.
Bellamy also plays for the Welsh national football team.
In September this year, Bellamy moved out the couple’s home near Cardiff. At the time he referred to his continuing distress at the sudden death in 2011 of Wales manager Gary Speed.