Jermaine Pennant and Alice Goodwin announce split after nine years of ‘ups and downs’

Footballer Jermaine Pennant has announced he and Alice Goodwin have split up for good.

The 37 year old took to his Instagram Stories to reveal the news as he wrote in a statement: "After 9 years together and nearly 6 years married, Alice and I have decided to separate.

"I will always love Alice, but we've decided to head our separate ways. There is no drama, and we will always remain close friends." followed by a white heart emoji.

Model Alice also took to her Instagram to tell her 337,000 followers that they're "no longer in a relationship."

She wrote: "Hi guys, before any speculation starts I'd like to let people know that Jermaine and I are no longer in a relationship.

"We have spent 9 years together with ups and downs but ultimately we couldn't make it work."

The 34 year old went on to explain that they had tried everything to make the married work, but it was simple not "meant to be."

She said: "I will always care for Jermaine and wish him the best but at this point all avenues have been explored to make the marriage work and sometimes things just aren't meant to be."

Alice ended her lengthy post by saying: "There is no drama, scandal, animosity or bitterness just two people who's journey has come to an end together. We have made this decision mutually and we are both looking forward to what the next chapter has in store."

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