Senegalese-born international soccer star Papiss Cisse Diallo has been accused of traveling to France to marry without telling his two white girlfriends in the UK.
The Newcastle United striker, said to be worth an estimated, £9 million, was allegedly in relationships with one former Miss Newcastle Rachelle Graham, 24, and a dance studio owner, Natalie Gibson.
However, Cisse insists he did not have a girlfriend when he married Senegalese volleyball beauty, Diallo Awo in France on May 30.
There are also reports from sources close to them that the white women were using him for his money…something they denied.
One of his girlfriends, Rachelle, claimed to have helped the soccer star pack his traveling bags to France at his home not knowing he was going there for his wedding.
A friend of Cisse’s told the Mirror: “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.”
Friends of his other girlfriend Natalie, who he had been dating for a year, thought she and Cisse, 30, were making long term plans.
She told a shocked pal: “I knew nothing about it until I saw all the reports. I had no idea who Papiss was when we met, I don’t follow football. But I thought we were going out together and I had no idea he was going to get married in France – and certainly knew nothing about any other girl. It was a terrible way to find out.”
The super-fit dance instructor had taken Papiss home to meet her mum in Windy Nook, Gateshead.
Natalie’s pal said: “She knew nothing about it. When we saw the first picture of the other girl on-line, we thought it was Natalie. It looked so like her, we thought it was her but then realised it was a completely different woman. So he was getting married, there with this other woman and then there was Natalie as well. Now we are wondering how many others will come out?”
“It was a full-on relationship. She told her family, and everyone thought they were an item. He visited her mum’s house, he was there taking baths and all sorts, they were with each other. She said they could not get married because of his religion, but the family thought he had proposed to Natalie. Some of them said ‘what is the point in proposing when you can’t get married?’
And not long after, the other girlfriend Rachelle took to Twitter to tell her followers that she was not with Cisse “for his money.” See what she wrote below…
The part-time model, of Edmundbyers, Co Durham said: “I’m hurt and disgusted to learn Papiss has got married without me knowing. I just wish he’d had the decency to tell me first.”