The model and television presenter has had two children with the Stoke City striker after they met during his time at Liverpool
Abbey Clancy has been one of the most high-profile of the so-called ‘WAGs’ (wives and girlfriends) around the England national team over the past decade since starting to date then-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch in 2006.
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The 31-year-old has a successful career of her own in television presenting and modelling, but how did it all come about?
WHO IS ABBEY CLANCY?
Clancy was born in Liverpool to parents Karen and Geoffrey as the oldest of four children. She was in a band called Genie Queen managed by Andy McCluskey, who also managed the more successful group Atomic Kitten, before being selected as a finalist on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2006.
She finished as the runner up but despite not earning the contract awarded to the winner, her career was up and running. She featured in shoots for a number of magazines and newspapers and began to appear on TV, both as a guest on talk shows and also as a participant on programmes such as Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.
In 2013, Clancy was chosen to be a contestant on the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing and won the competition with her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec.
Her modelling credits include an appearance in Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition and on the covers of Elle and Marie Claire.
WHAT IS ABBEY CLANCY DOING NOW?
Last year, Clancy returned to Britain’s Next Top Model as its host, 10 years after finishing second in the competition. She also published her first book, Remember My Name, in 2016.
HOW OLD IS ABBEY CLANCY?
Clancy was born on January 10, 1986 and is currently 31 years old. She is five years younger than Crouch.
HOW DID SHE MEET CROUCH?
Crouch and Clancy met in Liverpool sometime in 2005 or 2006, shortly after the striker had joined the club from Southampton and just before Abbey rose to fame in Britain’s Next Top Model.
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They got off to a rocky start – newspapers published old pictures of Clancy taking cocaine as soon as she hit the public eye and, just before the 2006 World Cup, Crouch released a statement claiming that he had ended their relationship in its early stages. Clancy, however, insisted they had never broken up and eventually things smoothed over.
They announced their engagement on July 15, 2009 and were married two years later on June 30, 2011. Their first child, Sophia Ruby, was born three months before the wedding in March of 2011, with Liberty Rose following in June 2015.