In a recent online statement, Annie Kilner, wife of Manchester City star Kyle Walker, has announced the end of their marriage after two years. The couple, who initially met in Sheffield when Walker was 17 and Kilner was 15, tied the knot in November 2021, capping a 12-year relationship. However, their union has come to an end following a series of scandals involving Walker and other women.
The announcement on Kilner’s Instagram reads: “I am posting this in response to growing recent media inquiries about my marriage to Kyle and in an effort to protect my family against the intensity of the media spotlight. Sadly, after many years of marriage and three wonderful children together, I have decided to take some time away from Kyle. I do not wish to comment on the position any further. For now, I ask that the privacy of myself and our three young children is respected during this difficult time.”
This isn’t the first time the couple faced challenges. Kilner had previously left Walker in 2019 when allegations emerged involving Ex On The Beach star Laura Brown. Despite the turmoil, they reconciled, only to face new controversies, including claims by Instagram influencer Lauryn Goodman that Walker is the father of her three-year-old son, Kairo.
Kyle Walker, a prominent member of Manchester City since 2017 with 280 appearances, recently renewed his contract in September 2023. The defender’s career highlights include winning Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League honors with the club. Walker has not yet commented on his wife’s announcement, maintaining his social media silence since a New Year’s Eve post looking forward to a positive 2024.
As the couple navigates this challenging period, the public is urged to respect their privacy, especially concerning their three young children. The announcement sheds light on the personal struggles faced by individuals in the public eye, emphasizing the need for empathy during difficult times.