Rafael Van Der Vaart Breaks Up With Wife Sylvie

Former Spurs midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart has broken up with his wife Sylvie after he admitted to hitting her in front of shocked guests on New Years Eve. The couple were married for 7 and a half years and have a son too.

He told German tabloid Bild: “It was very foolish of me. I’m an idiot. I’m very sorry. It should never have happened.”

He added, “I am very sad that it did not work with us. We are the culprits. Sylvie alone and I have to answer for it, that our marriage does not work.”

A fan favorite at Spurs, Van der Vaart however left the club in order to return to Hamburg, where his wife is a TV presenter in the city.

Meanwhile Sylvie added: ‘We have unfortunately drifted apart over time. It was a gradual process that was not easy to stop. Even though it sounds weird, we love and respect each other.’ She also said that she had forgiven the midfielder for hi behavior.

Their son Damien, who is 6 years old will be staying with Sylvie while Rafael  is set to head off to Abu Dhabi for a training camp with the rest of the Hamburg squad until January 10.

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