Ivorian retired footballer, Didier Drogba and his wife, Lalla Diakite have decided to go their separate ways .
He made the announcement after netizens asked him to explain rumours that they were no longer living together as husband and wife.
Drogba and Diakite married in June 2011 in Monaco.
He did not give detailed reasons for their divorce as well.
They have three children together and Drogba stated that all three children will get maximum protection and the privacy of the family will remain protected.
The 42 year-old made the announcement on his Instagram page:
“We remain very close and our main goal has been our children and to protect them and the privacy of the family.” Drogba Wrote.
“I am not used to discussing my private life, but due to speculation in the media today, I will confirm that unfortunately after 20 years together Lalla and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways. Last year.