September 1st, 2011

Michael Ballack & Simone Lambe: Separation & Anxiety

Image: AP Photo/Christof Stache.

Although most footballers have a ‘cavalier’ approach to marriage that isn’t necessarily what the church had in mind when it invented the institution, there is the occasional union that helps us retain our faith. Raul & Mamen Sanz, say. Xabi Alonso & Nagore Aranburu. Michael Ballack & Simone Lambe. Whether these guys are just better at putting on a front that some others or they actually do genuinely like each other, we don’t know.

But it makes us happy to look at them. And that’s what counts.

Well, Kickettes. Today we bring sad news that one of these reliable unions appears to have broken down. According to reports, Simone Ballack, wife of Michael and mother of his three kidlings Louis, Emilio and Jordi, has moved out of the marital abode in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf, and into a newly purchased home at Lake Starnberg, where they exchanged vows in 2008.

There is no information yet on whether the couple are having a trial separation or the whole relationship is kaput, but the reports that Simone’s new place cost in the region of €600,000 implies that she and the kids intend to use it as more than a crash pad.

As it turns out, Michael was reportedly the victim of an unwanted advance last weekend while partying in London. After dining at Zuma, the former Chelsea player hit Whisky Mist, where super-injunction ‘sleb’ Imogen Thomas just happened to be hanging out.

Upon spotting Mikey, Thomas reportedly wrote him a note and clamoured for face time – apparently she ‘desperately needed to talk to him’. A bit like this, presumably. It is claimed that Michael put up with her advances for a while before sending a message that she was wasting her time.

We look forward to her next footballer fishing expedition with interest.

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24 Responses to “Michael Ballack & Simone Lambe: Separation & Anxiety”

  1. For Women says:

    who are they dating now?

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  4. Jessy says:

    aww man this is so sad

  5. revi says:

    This is SOOOOOOOOO sad if it's indeed true :'( I love them together. To me, Ballack is such a good family man. How could this happen? I really wish they can work it out.
    FYI their oldest son was born in 2001, the second in 2003 and the last one in 2005.
    ITA with mika. and yes. Simone has a look like Julie Andrews.
    I wish this rumors are not true.

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  7. Marlis says:

    I recognized when he visited London on July 26th that he didnt wear his wedding ring(s) anymore. So, I already thought there must be something wrong. In >June they were together as a family in Sardinia.
    There are always rumours, but I don't believe that he's such a bad boy as mentioned. Last year they looked lovely together in Miami and there is also a nice pic from last years New Years.Eve.
    I hope they get together again. Ballack is famous for not talking about private things.

  8. Gladys says:

    Is it just me, or does Ballack look a little Schwarzenegger-esque in that first photo? Maybe there's a house keeper with love child in the picture somewhere.

  9. mika says:

    Do you not find Simone Ballack looks like a younger Julie Andrews? Well, she was in The Sound of Music, in case you are too young to know her.
    Sad about the separation. Hope it is not true. It just keeps getting worst and worst for Ballack. First he is involuntarily put to pasture from the national team, then he merely graces the bench of his club team Leverkusen, and now this. Wonder if all the career setbacks and stresses caused the marital breakdown?

  10. Kat says:

    Ballack is my favorite player and I've always loved him for being a family man and so dedicated to Simone. WHAT NOW? I can't believe this is happening!

  11. Agnes Wonka says:

    like Patty in The Simpson's said: Things that happen.
    true, this is sth normal, that can happen to any couple

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  13. Rachael says:

    Last week she had reportedly sworn off football players for life she is making a fool of herself. Sad news about the end of a marriage but if he has cheated maybe she is strong enough not to put up with it even for the sake of the children if so I wish her well

  14. Utd Girl says:

    Oh that’s too bad. I livr

  15. Mercy says:

    So the girl prey on footballers,regardless of whether they are taken or not?!She has no self-respect.

  16. AnnaBlume says:

    I'm pretty sure their sons are older than that now, more like 6, 8 and 9. The ages given are probably how old they were when their parents got married.
    Anyway, sad to hear…

  17. footballandme says:

    Okay I know that it takes Two to Tango and all that yadda yadda yadda but I'm getting a little sick of hearing the name "Imogen Thomas" and "Footballer" in the same sentence.

    I know that according to the Daily Star (which is about as reliable as the weather man but never the less) Michael knocked Imogen back and told her to back off and that probably isnt the reason why him and Simone have taken a seperation but Imogen's name is infectious so it seems.

    Is Imogen trying to get her own Fantasy Football Team but instead of winning points she wins notches on bedposts? Who knows with her.

    I'm not normally catty about girls and stories like this but this is becoming a joke, even if its not true. Like my mom says "Theres no Smoke without Fire"

    • Kat22 says:

      I don't think Imogen is the reason they split either.

      There have been rumours circulating in Germany for quite a while now that he had an affair with another player's (Christian Lell, who plays for Hertha) then-girlfriend.

      But whether or not that's true I have no idea.

      • footballandme says:

        She probably isnt the reason, this might have been coming for a long but I really am sick of hearing about Imogen and Footballers.

        I do feel for Simone and Michael for their split, they were lovely together.

        • Kat22 says:

          Totally agree with you – the woman is vile.

          • AC_USA says:

            I don't think that anyone would divore(and there are kiddies involved too) fir just one "mistake". There had to be more things he has done wrong, or per say more woman on his list. Imogen Thomas though-deffinetley sounds like a home wrecker to me. So footbalers that are married-if you see her-run, those who are single-run even faster. She is obviously not a wife material :)

    • YoungChelsea says:

      I totally agree, Imogen needs to go find a man of her own smh

  18. Kat22 says:

    Apparently he has been a naughty boy in the past as well…that's what the German press says anyway.

    Of course it could all be rumours, as per usual.

  19. Lucy says:

    That is really sad :( they do a great couple!