Kyle Walker: Manchester City and England star apologises to wife after fathering second child with model | UK News
England and Manchester City star Kyle Walker has apologised to his wife after fathering a second child with another woman.
The 33-year-old defender said he had made “idiot choices” and needed to “own up to my mistakes”.
“What I’ve done is horrible and I take full responsibility,” he told The Sun newspaper.
“The only person to blame is me. I have roles and responsibilities that I’m aware of, and I’ve made stupid choices.
“But I need to own up to my mistakes – I owe it to everyone.”
Walker, an England international, is married to Annie Kilner. The couple have three children, with a fourth on the way.
They first met when Walker was 17, and married in 2022, after a 12-year relationship.
However, in April 2020, the model and influencer Lauryn Goodman announced she had given birth, and later named Walker as the father.
According to The Sun, Walker vowed he would have no further contact with Goodman, beyond any financial arrangements between them.
However, Walker is reported to have met Goodman in October 2022 having travelled to London for groin surgery.
Walker told the newspaper that Goodman informed him in “late October or early November” last year that she was pregnant with their second child.
According to the newspaper, Kilner found out about Walker’s second child with Goodman when the model sent her a message on Instagram.
Walker, who won the treble with club-side Manchester City last season, has reportedly moved out of his home with Kilner, and is currently living in a rented flat.
“I can’t begin to think or imagine what Annie is going through. I’ve tried to ask her but there’s pain and hurt,” he told the newspaper.
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In 2020, the Manchester City footballer apologised after it was widely reported he held a party at his Cheshire home in violation of the nation’s lockdown measures.
The club promised that the 30-year-old would be subject to an “internal disciplinary procedure”.
“I reflect on, you know, my decision-making,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live at the time.
“It was bad decisions from me at an important time for the country and the world. I take full responsibility for that but I’m moving on now.”
Walker was also given an out of court disposal – which is not a criminal charge – over an allegation that he indecently exposed himself in a bar during an incident in March last year.