Exactly 12 a.m last Sunday morning, hours before Man U’s crucial game with Leicester City, The Sun UK published a story about Ryan Giggs and his wife reporting that the Man U legend’s wife has ended their marriage due to Giggs’ numerous flings, the latest of which included affairs with waitresses that work at his restaurant.
According to The Sun, Stacey, 37 decided to part ways with husband, ex-Man U player and current Man U assistant coach, Giggs, 42, after hearing he was flirting with waitresses at a restaurant he owns.
According to The Sun, Stacey told friends this is the last straw she could take in the relationship after trying to make things work after Gigg’s affairs with former Miss Wales Imogen Thomas and his brother’s wife Natasha.
This is not the best of times for this kind of story to come out as Giggs is helping Louis Van Gaal in his quest for a top four finish and F.A Cup title, but read the report after the cut.
A close source to the family told the Sun: “Word got back to Stacey that Ryan had been flirting with some of the waitresses at his restaurant George’s and she’s had enough.
“At one stage she is said to have told him to pack his bags and get out.
“But for the moment they both still seem to be living in the same house. She is upset to say the least and feels very alone.”
Friends yesterday said Stacey and United assistant manager Giggs split three months ago but kept it secret and have both remained in the marital home.
One said: “They have stayed in the house as it is so big and because of the children.
“But it is over and has been for some time.
“They are not together any more and it is definitely the case that Stacey wants to divorce Ryan.”
Giggs, 42, is also said to have confided in pals: “It’s over for good.” Friends said the couple tried to save their eight-year marriage after the revelation of his affairs for the sake of their two children.
Another source told The Sun: “Both Ryan and Stacey promised to make a fresh start and that’s what they did. They became great friends again and were getting on really well.
“They wanted it to work for each other but also for their son and daughter who are the most important thing in their lives.
“They both dote on the kids and made a real effort to get back on track. But about a year ago it all started to cool a bit and the marriage has not recovered.
“The reality was that time hasn’t exactly proved a great healer.
“In the early days, once the flak over Natasha and Imogen Thomas passed over, Ryan and Stacey began building bridges and it looked really good for them.
“But, as bizarre as it sounds, once they were out of the limelight and things had quietened down, their relationship started to struggle.
“Stacey obviously has trust issues after what happened with the affairs and that caused problems. And Ryan has now said to people he thinks the marriage is all over and that there is no saving it.
“He has put a lot of effort into saving the marriage but now seems to have given up.
“Perhaps there had been too much water under the bridge.”
Giggs is said to have admitted during a chat at his restaurant that his marital situation was grim.
A source said: “Someone at George’s asked him how things were going with Stacey. He simply replied, ‘Not good, not good at all.’ It was obvious he didn’t want to talk about it.
“The other week one of Stacey’s relatives was on holiday with a friend and said, ‘It’s over. They’re separating’.”
Giggs and Stacey’s relationship began in 2002. Their daughter Liberty Beau was born the next year. They had son Zachary in 2006 and the next year Giggs and Stacey married.
But behind the scenes he was having an affair with younger brother Rhodri’s wife Natasha, an affair that lasted from 2003- 2011.
Credit : The Sun UK