Jermaine Pennant splits from wife Alice after nine years of ‘ups and downs’

Jermain Pennant has split from his wife Alice Goodwin after nine years together.

Model Alice confirmed the news on Instagram , admitting the pair had a lot of 'ups and downs' but ultimately couldn't make their marriage work.

In a statement she said: "I will always care for Jermaine and wish him the best but at this point all avenues have been explored to make the marriage work and sometimes things just aren't meant to be.

"There is no drama, scandal animosity or bitterness just two people who's journey has come to an end together," she added.

Alice, 34, said she and Jermaine made the decision mutually and are both looking forward to their next chapter as friends.

It comes two years after married Jermaine, 37, shocked fans by outrageously flirting with glamour model Chloe Ayling on CelebrityBig Brother .


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The former Arsenal winger was seen planting a kiss on Chloe's thigh during a game of spin the bottle and it was later revealed he'd been passing her secret notes.

He later arranged it so they could share a bed together.

To make it up to Alice – who refused to show up when he left the house – Jermaine upgraded her wedding ring with £50,000 worth of extra diamonds and whisked her off to Dubai to prove his loyalty.

The couple called time on their relationship months later after things grew 'hostile', before deciding to give their marriage another shot.


The couple married in an elaborate ceremony in 2014. Jermaine was previously engaged three times before settling down with Alice and has a son from a previous relationship with Lara Murphy. 

Alice and Jermaine revealed they had discussed having a child themselves during an appearance on Celebs Go Dating last year.

During a therapy session, Alice admitted she wasn't sure if they were ready to have a baby as she didn't feel she could trust Jermaine.

"This is probably another example of where we differ, Jermaine is happy to have a child despite the fact we haven’t ironed out our issues," she said.


After Jermaine treated Alice to a three course meal, he asked if she was ready to make a baby – with the model admitting she'd be open to 'practising'.

However, the relationship soured in the months that followed, with Alice confirming they had split after six years of marriage and nine years together today.

Jermaine later took to his own social media to make his own announcement.

He wrote: "After nearly nine years together and nearly six years married, Alice and I have decided to separate. I will always love Alice, but we 've decided to head our separate ways.

"There is no drama and we will always remain close friends."


Before coupling up with Alice, Jermaine was engaged to model Laura Murphy.

He popped the question in 2010 and the same year the pair welcomed a son together called Trey. However, Jermaine called things off with their boy was one years old.

Jermaine was also in a on-off relationship for years with Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe.

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