Article by Tommy Wathen: Former Premier League and Billericay Town footballer Jermaine Pennant has appeared on ITV's The Jeremy Kyle Show with his wife to confront allegations about his past.
Pennant, who signed for the non-league Essex side after spells in England's top division with Arsenal, Liverpool and Stoke City, sat alongside glamour model wife Alice Goodwin as stories of his history were revealed on national television.
During the show, the 35-year-old football was almost left in tears when Goodwin revealed how devastated she was watching her husband's antics with model Chloe Ayling when he appeared in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.
As reported by the Mirror Online, Alice is determined to make her marriage work, after tying the knot with the former England international in 2014, but admits she was "upset" to see her husband get so close with Chloe on the show. She says:
"I was a bit upset. I was sat at home waiting for him to explain himself. I was a bit p****d off because he acted immature in there, there's no doubt about that. He acted a bit childish for sure. But like I say nothing physical went on, it got blown out of proportion. I was never going to leave him. He’s never cheated on me. Jermaine can act immature. It’s a game — he played the game, she played the game. The lack of communication between me and him at this point in time is the thing I struggled with. We’ve had discussions and there have been confusions for us both. Jermaine also has emotions and thought processes I don’t also understand all the time. We have had conversations and we have cleared things up on both sides I would say. But there was never at any point where I thought I can’t trust what he’s about to do or what he may have done or what he may do."
Jermaine repeatedly failed to mention to his housemates that he was married and was not wearing his wedding ring until his final day in the famous CBB house.
During that time, he started sending messages to Chloe, telling her that he wanted time alone with her and letting her kiss him all over his face during a game in the house.
The pair were caught sending secret messages to each other, which meant the housemates got in trouble, before he then suddenly revealed to housemates Gabby Allen and Dan Osborne that he is actually married, before he was then booted off the show.
However, after seemingly getting through the line of questioning from host Jeremy, it was also revealed that Pennant and Goodwin are now trying for a baby. When asked about trying to conceive, Pennant said:
"Tried last night. Just the one (baby). How many times? I'd be happy with one but I don't know if she'd be happy with two."
Pennant joined multi-millionaire Glenn Tamplin's Billericay Town back in August 2017, but left in February 2018 after allegations spread online that he'd been appearing in online sex shows.
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Article by Tommy Wathen, EssexLive