Marseille: Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson has revealed she has broken up with France World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami, saying he had "scammed" her by seeing another woman.
Anderson's two-year romance with the Marseille player 18 years her junior has been closely followed in France, especially when Rami became a cult hero of the 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia despite not playing a single minute.
But the couple's romance appears to have ended abruptly, with Anderson accusing Rami of cheating on her.
"The last (more than) 2 years of my life have been a big lie," Anderson, 51, said on Instagram. "I was scammed, led to believe... we were in « big love »?"
It’s hard to accept 💔 The last (more than) 2.years of my life have been a big lie. I was scammed, led to believe ... we were in « big love »?. I’m devastated to find out in the last few days. That he was living a double life. He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. ? But this is worse. He lied to all. How is it possible to control 2 women’s hearts and minds like this - I’m sure there were others. He is the monster. How could I have helped so many people @ndvhofficial and not be wise enough or able to help myself.
"I'm devastated to find out in the last few days that he was living a double life."
Rami responded with a long Instagram post of his own.
"A breakup is never easy," he wrote. "As is often the case in these situations, emotion can take over and allow excessive things to be expressed."
He said he "deeply respected" Anderson, "for whom my love has always been sincere".
Anderson said in her post that Rami "used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. But this is worse. He lied to all... He is the monster."
In response Rami said: "Under no circumstances do I lead a double life."
"I simply remain committed to preserving a lasting relationship with my children and their mother Sidonia for whom I have deep respect," he wrote. "It is true that I should have been more transparent in this ambiguous relationship."
Une rupture n'est jamais chose facile. Comme souvent dans ces situations, l'émotion peut prendre le dessus et laisser s'exprimer des choses excessives. Pamela est une personne entière, que je respecte profondément, qui a des convictions, qui est sincère dans ses combats, et pour qui mon amour a toujours été sincère. C'est ce que je veux retenir. Je ne pense pas que nous devrions dévoiler notre intimité, notre histoire, qui ne regarde que nous. Sur ce point, je tiens cependant à faire la lumière. En aucun cas je ne mene de double vie, je reste simplement attaché à préserver une relation pérenne avec mes enfants et leur mère Sidonie pour qui je garde un profond respect. C'est vrai j'aurais dû être plus transparent dans cette relation ambiguë. Je l'assume. Je reste et resterai fidèle à mes valeurs et aux convictions qui sont les miennes et s’expriment dans mon engagement pour l'association @solidaritefemmes , qui est toujours aussi fort. Je suis fier d'avoir participé à cette grande et belle campagne qui a pu faire connaître le travail exceptionnel de cette association et de ses membres. Je souhaite l'apaisement et la discrétion pour nos familles et amis, même si je suis peiné et blessé. J'espère que vous le comprendrez et le respecterez. Adil
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