Didier Drogba Spotted With New Girlfriend at Ballon d’Or Ceremony Months After He Split With His Wife

Didier Drogba Spotted With New Girlfriend at Ballon d’Or Ceremony Months After He Split With His Wife

  • Didier Drogba looked loved up with his new girlfriend Gabrielle Lemaire, during the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Paris on Monday night
  • The two are understood to be seeing each other for months now, having gone public about their relationship earlier in the year
  • The former striker's union with Gabrielle comes just months after he broke up with his wife, Lalla Diakite
  • Drogba and Diakite had been married for 10 years before they decided to call it quits back in January 2021

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba seems to have found love again, after he was spotted with another woman at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Paris.

Drogba is among a host of high-profile guests who graced the 2022 edition of the awards bash on Monday night, October 17.

Didier Drogba, Gabrielle Lemaire, Ballon D'Or, Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris, Chelsea, Karim Benzema, Diakite Lalla.
Didier Drogba and Gabrielle Lemaire attend the Ballon D'Or photocall at Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris. Photo by Marc Piasecki.
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However, The Sun reports that the legendary Premier League striker did not come alone and attended with his new girlfriend.

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According to the publication, Drogba went public about his relationship with Gabrielle Lemaire earlier in the year, when they attended a Formula E race in Saudi Arabia together.

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The pair's relationship seems to be blossoming as they were seen together in Paris, with the couple sparing some time to take photos on the red carpet.

Drogba looked sharp in a full black tuxedo which he complemented with a white shirt and black bow tie, with Gabrielle opting for an elegant silver dress.

The football star's union with Gabrielle comes just months after he split with his wife of 10 years.

Drogba and his wife, Lalla Diakite parted ways in January 2021, bringing to a halt their love journey spanning a decade.

The two are understood to have met in the late 1990s, before formalising their relationship at a beautiful wedding in 2011.

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"I'm not in the habit of discussing my private life, but because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year," Drogba posted on social media after the split.

Drogba sends Auba classy message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported how former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba expressed delight at the club's signing of Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang has joined the Blues on a two-year deal from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Drogba was an influential figure at Chelsea during his playing days, winning several titles including the UEFA Champions League.

Source: Sports Brief News