Former Leipzig Star Accused of 'Ghosting His Family' as Wife Files for Divorce

Former Leipzig Star Accused of 'Ghosting His Family' as Wife Files for Divorce

Rene Otinga
updated at March 26, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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  • Former Leipzig star Emil Forsberg is set to get divorced from his wife
  • Forsberg’s wife accused the midfielder of ‘ghosting’ his family
  • The 32-year-old moved to the MLS after his stint with RB Leipzig

Emil Forsberg’s wife has sensationally accused him of abandoning his family after moving to the MLS.

In 2023, Forsberg ended an eight-year association with Leipzig and was announced as a New York Red Bulls player in 2024.

Emil Forsberg's wife of 8 years reportedly wants to file for divorce.
Emil Forsberg's wife is reportedly filing for divorce as she accused the midfielder of 'abandoning his family'. Photo: Jose Manuel Alvarez.
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The midfielder’s wife, Shanga took to Instagram on Monday, March 25, to issue a scathing statement announcing the couple’s divorce, accusing Forsberg of ‘ghosting his young family’.

In a since-deleted post, Shanga stated:

“We will part ways. Words I thought I would never utter after two children and 19 years together and that still feel unreal,' she wrote on an Instagram post that was deleted hours later. “
Her statement, which was written in Swedish, went on, “I have loved you more than anything and always supported you. But even love has its limits. The greatest love is my children and I want them to know their worth just as I know mine. Being taken for granted and neglected is not love.”

The couple has known each other since they were children and have been together for 19 according to NY Post.

The got married in 2016, and their union produced two children.

According to court documents seen by Expressen, Shanga is the one who filed for divorce.

It comes as a surprise that Forsberg’s wife has allegedly been left out of the player’s life after the MLS move, especially because she was one of his biggest supporters when the transfer was confirmed a few weeks ago.

“Mixed emotions, sad to leave Leipzig that has become our second home. Sad to leave friends that have become family. Excited for what’s to come. Happy to stay with family. New York. New York.” She wrote in an Instagram post on December 23 2023.

Forsberg for NY Red Bulls

Meanwhile, Forsberg appears to have settled seamlessly at his new club, registering a goal and assist in his first four starts for the club.

He is yet to comment publicly on the divorce.

Shakira refuses to mention Pique

Still on relationships, Sports Brief reported on how Shakira refused to mention her ex Gerard Pique by name in a recent interview.

Shakira and iconic defender publicly ended their romance in June 2022 when they announced they were going their separate ways after 11 years together.

The former couple has two children together: 11-year-old Milan and nine-year-old Sasha.

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