NEWCASTLE United star split from X Factor's Tulisa Contostavlos in a row over £1,000 designer shoes, according to reports.
The former judge on the reality TV show said during one row she had stashed a pair of Louboutin shoes he had bought for her into a Tesco bag. She claimed he was furious and added: "He said 'what sort of a bird does that?'"
She said: "He was a fan. He was obsessed for six years. He had a massive crush on me. Finally he found somebody who knew me. He wasn't a celebrity until he met me. He was a famous footballer but not a celebrity. As soon as he got with me, he became a celebrity footballer."