Jermain Defoe’s personal life has become even more complicated after he was linked to wedding planner Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson.
Paige, 28, is a wedding coordinator at the chic five-star Crow Wood Hotel and Spa in Burnley.
The former football player, 40, is said to be in a relationship with the busty brunette just weeks after she sparked engagement rumors with personal shopper and model girlfriend Alisha LeMay, 31.
Alisha has been linked to Jermain since the start of the year, just weeks after his marriage to Donna Tierney collapsed – and Donna has since accused him of cheating on her during their short-lived union.
As the drama in the former striker’s love life continues to unfold, we take a look at his turbulent relationship history with his ever-growing list of beauties over the years.
Joanne Beckham – 2001
Off the pitch: Jermaine reportedly had an on-off relationship with David Beckham’s younger sister Joanne between 2001 and 2003, a period when the striker played for West Ham
The Mirror reported in 2016 that Jermaine had an on-off relationship with David Beckham’s younger sister Joanne between 2001 and 2003, a period when the striker played for West Ham.
A few years after the couple reportedly first met in Essex, Defoe was reportedly keen to focus on his career and so-called time for their romance, according to The Daily Star.
Joanne, 40, is a former hairdresser and entrepreneur who later co-founded concierge service WeAreYourCity with former Aston Villa midfielder Jay Smith.
Charlotte Mears – 2006
Defoe became engaged to 36-year-old Charlotte Mears, whom he proposed to in the summer of 2006 – investing £63,000 in an engagement ring, according to The Mirror.
Charlotte Mears is a model and was a manager at the Oasis store for two years before starting her modeling career.
But Mears, who rose to fame after appearing on hit ITV show WAG’s Boutique, was dumped by Defoe in November 2007 for her girlfriend, glamor model and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Danielle Lloyd, 25.
Danielle Lloyd – 2007
Changing boyfriends: Defoe started dating Danielle Lloyd shortly after dumping her friend Charlotte, but was later dumped amid rumors he cheated on single mother Stephanie Moule
Defoe began dating Danielle Lloyd shortly after she dumped her girlfriend Charlotte Mears.
According to The Mirror, Danielle, 32, later dumped the striker over allegations he cheated with single mother Stephanie Moule.
Lloyd, who later started a family with Jamie O’Hara, spoke openly about the breakdown of their relationship – but didn’t reveal too many details.
According to The Daily Star, she said at the time: “Yes, that’s true. “I told Jermain that our relationship was over. “If you want to know the reason, you better ask him.”
Chantelle Houghton – 2008
Fear of cheating: Defoe later dated Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton, but the couple split in March 2009 after four months of dating due to Chantelle’s fear of cheating
Defoe later dated Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton, but the couple split in March 2009 after four months of dating.
It later emerged that Chantelle had difficulty trusting the footballer because she feared he would cheat on her.
But after the breakup, Jermain tried to clarify his personal life.
He said, “I just don’t understand what I did wrong.” I’m a good Catholic boy. I go to church.
“I don’t deserve this love rat label.” “It’s all a load of nonsense – and it’s getting on my nerves.”
Imogen Thomas – 2009
Football star meets reality star: From July to October 2009, Defoe was in a relationship with reality TV star and former Nuts magazine star Imogen Thomas
From July to October 2009, Defoe was in a relationship with reality TV star and former Nuts magazine star Imogen Thomas, who told the Daily Star that she ended things on her own terms.
She said, “He wasn’t cheating.” We were together every day, so I don’t understand how he could have been. There were no signs.
“I like to stay home a lot, watch DVDs, cook dinner and relax.”
Alexandra Burke – 2012
Ex-Factor: Alexandra Burke, who won The X Factor in 2008, began dating Defoe in 2012, but their relationship also ended in strife.
Alexandra Burke, who won The X Factor in 2008, began dating Defoe in 2012, but their relationship also ended sourly.
Despite this, Defoe told The Mirror in 2017 that he would support his ex-girlfriend to win Strictly Come Dancing. He said: “It would be great because she won The X Factor and if she wins Strictly too that would be a big deal.”
Despite making it to the final, Burke came second to Holby City actor Joe McFadden.
According to The Mirror, Alexandra ended the relationship in May 2012 after Jermain was caught having an affair with another model, Laura Brown.
Chloe Green – 2012
Shopping for love: Although a relationship was never confirmed, Topshop heiress Chloe Green was later seen hugging Jermain on a busy London street in 2012
Although a relationship was never confirmed, Topshop heiress Chloe Green was later seen hugging Jermain on a busy London street in 2012.
Chloe – daughter of Topshop billionaire Sir Philip – spent about an hour with the Tottenham Hotspur striker in west London in late May 2012, chatting to him in her car and on the street.
Until earlier this month, Defoe was in a relationship with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.
An observer said: “They were on one of the busiest streets in London, on one of the hottest afternoons of the year at rush hour.”
Anne Marie Moore – 2013
Defoe had a brief relationship with Anne-Marie but was devastated when he received the results of a DNA test.
Anne-Marie, who gave birth to son Joshua-James in February 2013, agreed to a paternity test for the toddler, which revealed Defoe was not the father.
A spokesman said at the time: “Following a paternity test, Jermain Defoe has confirmed that he is not the father of the baby.”
“Jermain vowed to support the mother after she claimed she was expecting his child, but DNA test results have shown the baby is not his.”
Donna Tierney – 2021
Happily ever after? Defoe settled into a whirlwind romance with Scottish beauty therapist Donna Tierney in 2021, before marrying in a £200,000 ceremony at Cliveden House in June 2022
Looking back on his time at Rangers, Defoe developed a whirlwind romance with Scottish beauty therapist Donna Tierney.
Jermain met 40-year-old Donna by liking her pictures on social media.
They first met in person at a charity event in January 2021, where she asked him for a signed T-shirt.
Just seven months later, he knelt down and proposed to Donna in a £2,500-a-night Glasgow hotel decorated with bright “Marry Me” letters and rose petals.
The couple then married in June 2022 in a £200,000 ceremony at Cliveden House. The 250 guests included Tottenham assistant first-team coach Ledley King and former West Ham player turned TalkSport pundit Carlton Cole.
Just six months later, in January 2023, the couple split after Jermain was seen posting pictures of himself without a wedding ring and without mentioning his wife.
Donna claimed the footballer had cheated on her just a few months later after finding a love letter sent to him.
Defoe reportedly messaged a nurse begging for sex in October 2022, just a month after his lavish wedding to his wife Donna Tierney.
He allegedly messaged a woman on Instagram and invited her to join him in his Range Rover.
The Sun reported that the youth academy coach began contacting the 40-year-old mother in July after she had just married the month before – although Defoe denied any wrongdoing.
Alisha LeMay – 2023
Moving on: Defoe began finding solace with Instagram model Alisha LeMay just weeks after the collapse of his marriage to his estranged wife Donna in January 2023
Just weeks after the collapse of his marriage to his estranged wife Donna in January 2023, Defoe began finding solace with Instagram model Alisha LeMay.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham star had been secretly meeting blonde influencer Alisha, who was once tipped to star on Love Island, for several weeks, sources close to the couple said.
Friends said they grew closer as the Millionaires star’s short-lived marriage to Donna Tierney began to fall apart.
According to The Sun, Defoe had even moved in with the influencer in May 2023, moving into a £3million five-bedroom house in Herts near Spurs’ training ground, where Jermain trains at the academy.
After months of dating, the couple appeared more in love than ever as he shared lips with girlfriend Alisha LeMay in early September as they attended a friend’s wedding in Bali.
Personal shopper Alisha, 31, shared a gallery of snaps of the couple on Instagram as they attended the ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort.
But the couple’s relationship appears to be over after reports that Defoe was recently interested in wedding planner Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson.
Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson – 2023
New boyfriend: Defoe is now reportedly linked to Accrington wedding planner Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson
Defoe is now reportedly linked to Accrington wedding planner Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson.
On September 22, Paige’s mother confirmed to The Sun: “Yes, they are in a relationship together.”
28-year-old brunette Paige is a wedding coordinator at the luxury five-star Crow Wood Hotel and Spa in Burnley.
On her YouTube channel, she can be seen talking about how fulfilling her job is to help couples strengthen their love for each other on their wedding day.
It hasn’t been confirmed how or when she met Defoe, but a source said: “Paige has been talking about seeing him for a few weeks now. “She seems very happy and relaxed about everything.”