Who are Gary Lineker's ex-wives Danielle Bux and Michelle Cockayne?

BBC PRESENTER and former professional footballer Gary Lineker is a two-time divorcee to ex-wives Danielle Bux and Michelle Cockayne.

Lineker, now 60, married Michelle, now 55, in 1986 and the couple spent 20 years together before going their separate ways in 2006.

The former couple met when Michelle was 14 and Gary Lineker was an 18-year-old reserve for Leicester City, his home town club.

Do they have any children?

They have four sons together, George, 29, Harry, 27, Tobias, 25 and Angus, 23.

Lineker is very close to his sons, even quitting his role as Champions League presenter for BT Sport to follow Leicester in Europe next season with his four boys.

Why did Gary Lineker and Michelle Cockayne split up?

The pair’s 20-year-marriage was over in a quick divorce in 2006, on the grounds of Gary’s “unreasonable behaviour.”

Cockayne claimed that the Match of the Day host had caused her “stress and anxiety” and a judge accepted that his behaviour had irretrievably broken down their marriage.

After splitting from Michelle Cockayne Gary wedded Welsh actress and model Danielle Bux (who is nineteen years his junior) in 2009, with whom he spent seven years married to.

Why did Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux split up?

In the past Lineker has revealed that he split from his second wife Danielle because he did not want any more children and she did.

However in 2019 Lineker told The Mirror that he and Danielle still stay in touch, even describing her as his "best friend."

She has since re-married to Nate Greenwald with whom she has a daughter Romy, born in 2017.

Gary Lineker is fronting the BBC's coverage of Euro 2020, and also presents the BBC’s coverage of the FA Cup, major football tournaments and BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

The 60-year-old is also host of Match of the Day, a programme he first presented over twenty years ago in 1999.

As a professional Lineker scored 48 goals in 80 appearances for England between 1984 and 1992 and was also top scorer at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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