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Still friends: Gary Lineker has revealed that he still speaks with ex-wife Danielle Bux three times a day. The couple married in 2009 and split in 2016 (shown together in 2009)

Gary Lineker has revealed that he still speaks with ex-wife Danielle Bux three times a day.

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The Match of the Day presenter, 58, separated from Danielle, 40, in 2016, but he insists that she still & # 39; best friends & # 39; to be.

Admiting his bond with his second wife is & # 39; unusual & # 39 ;, he said The mirror: & # 39; Danielle and I are best friends, we still speak three times a day, we text & # 39; and all the time. & # 39;

Still friends: Gary Lineker has revealed that he still speaks with ex-wife Danielle Bux three times a day. The couple married in 2009 and split in 2016 (shown together in 2009)

Still friends: Gary Lineker has revealed that he still speaks with ex-wife Danielle Bux three times a day. The couple married in 2009 and split in 2016 (shown together in 2009)

He added: & # 39; When she comes to London, she stays with me and when I go to LA, I see her. & # 39;

Gary was married for the first time in 1986 to Michelle Cockayne, with whom he has four sons – George, 27, Harry, 25, Tobias, 23 and Angus, 22.

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They broke up after a 20-year marriage and three years later, in 2009, Gary married the former lingerie model Danielle, who is 19 years younger.

Otherwise: admitted that the & # 39; unusual & # 39; , Gary told The Mirror: & # 39; Danielle and I are best friends, we still speak three times a day & # 39;

Otherwise: admitted that the & # 39; unusual & # 39; , Gary told The Mirror: & # 39; Danielle and I are best friends, we still speak three times a day & # 39;

Otherwise: admitted that the & # 39; unusual & # 39; , Gary told The Mirror: & # 39; Danielle and I are best friends, we still speak three times a day & # 39;

The Match Of The Day presenter claimed that Danielle wanted children, even though he did not agree with him, and their marriage ended in 2016.

Danielle has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship, but it was said that she & # 39; desperate & # 39; was to have more children.

Gary claimed that she did not want to put pressure on him to have a baby as he grew older.

In an interview with the Times Magazine, the former English football captain said, "Of course I did, but she said," It's not fair to you. "Then I said," Well, I'd feel terrible if I stopped you. to do it. "

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But Gary, who lives alone, revealed in the interview that he remains in close contact with Danielle – who now lives in Los Angeles and has a young daughter with her partner Nate Greenwald.

He said that although she lives in the US and has a new boyfriend, the couple regularly chat, following what he told The Mirror.

Close: Danielle and Gary have remained close friends since they got divorced in 2016, despite the model moving to Los Angeles (photo in 2013)

Close: Danielle and Gary have remained close friends since they got divorced in 2016, despite the model moving to Los Angeles (photo in 2013)

Close: Danielle and Gary have remained close friends since they got divorced in 2016, despite the model moving to Los Angeles (photo in 2013)

Gary, who grew up in Leicester, visited Danielle and even met Nate – and received his seal of approval.

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But while Danielle went further, Gary insisted that he still enjoy the single life and going out with friends.

At the time of her pregnancy announcement in March 2017, Gary was one of the first to congratulate Danielle, with sources claiming he & # 39; excited & # 39; was for his former flame and Nate.

Gary also spoke to social media with The Mirror and said he never thought he would become a political voice.

"If you had told me ten years ago that I would be a kind of semi-political voice, I would not have said a chance," he said.

He also mentioned trolling on Twitter that he promised this month not to disclose the abuse of social media he received – in an effort to eradicate it, and said: “You can get involved in all kinds of nasty things but I love it more than I abhor it. & # 39;

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The presenter is at the top of the BBC's earnings list for a second year, worth £ 1.75 million. BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall claimed that Lineker offered value for money.

It's over: the presenter of Match Of The Day claimed that Danielle wanted children, even though he didn't agree with him, and their marriage ended in 2016

It's over: the presenter of Match Of The Day claimed that Danielle wanted children, even though he didn't agree with him, and their marriage ended in 2016

It's over: the presenter of Match Of The Day claimed that Danielle wanted children, even though he didn't agree with him, and their marriage ended in 2016

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