A married Premier League footballer who already has three children by his wife and mistress has just taken a second bride in his native Cote’Ivoire.
Cheick Tiote, 28, who earns £45,000 a week playing for Newcastle United, reportedly wed Laeticia Doukrou in a traditional ceremony earlier this month, saying taking another wife was ‘nothing unusual’ given he is a Muslim.
But news of the second wedding came as a surprise to his first wife, Madah, 25, who is said to have only found out about it on Facebook. Madah, who lives with Tiote and their two children in a £1.5million house in a village outside Newcastle, reportedly fainted with shock when she saw the photographs of her husband marrying another woman.
Meanwhile the midfielder also has a one-year-old child with mistress, 33-year-old Zimbabwean Nkosiphile Mpofu, known as Nikki.
His agent today confirmed reports he had got married for a second time.
Jean Musampa said: ‘I can say that he did get married and that it is his second marriage.
‘This is nothing unusual. He is a Muslim.’