Soccer Star Weds In Paris... After Telling His Heartbroken Girlfriend He Was Going On Holiday
A Newcastle footballer has been accused of marrying another woman while telling his girlfriend he was on holiday.
Rachelle Graham spoke out this week to say that she had been in an on-off relationship with striker Papiss Cisse in recent months and was shocked to find that he had married Senegalese sportswoman Diallo Awa last weekend.
Graham said the footballer has told her he was going on holidays and she had "kissed him goodbye" at the airport, only to later discover photos on Facebook that showed he had tied the knot in Paris.
"I'm hurt and disgusted to learn Papiss has got married without me knowing after we spent so much time together recently. But it's his life and if this is what he has chosen to do there is nothing much I can do about it. I just wish he had the decency to tell me first," she told The Sun.
However, a friend of Cisse has since spoken out to deny any wrongdoing and is adamant that the footballer had not been "in a proper relationship" with Graham in recent times.
"Rachelle is not his girlfriend and they have not been in a proper relationship for a long time. They were not a couple, and that is why he did not tell her he was getting married," a source told The Mirror.
The 24-year-old model has since hit back on Twitter at those who claimed she was dating Cisse for his money and berating her for selling her story.
I just wanted to say a few words!! pic.twitter.com/VBy4agKEzK
— Rachelle Graham ♡ (@GrahamRachelle) June 4, 2015