March 29th, 2011
QOTD: Nicklas Bendtner’s Family Matters
Huge thanks to Danish dames Nathalia & Elsebeth for their translation help!
Recently, the Danish press has been hard at work trying to make sense of a possible reunion between Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner and his Baroness, Caroline Fleming. What sparked the fury was Nicky B.’s interview with Ekstra Bladet, where he spoke about possibly skipping out on Denmark and this summer’s U21 Euros in order to see more of his family:
“I need to make up my mind about if I want to say ‘no’ to a month of quality time with my family and instead go with a much shorter vacation….I already don’t see my son very much. We also have two children attending school. And they can not just go to Denmark, so the family can be together…”
Working backwards for a second, if you’re wondering who the two children are that he’s referring to, they would be C. Fleming’s kids from her previous marriage to wealthy Englishman Rory Fleming (the kids, seen above, went for a stroll with their Mum and Stepfather in London, March 2010).
Since the birth of their son three months ago, it’s been a game of diamond-encrusted cat and mouse with these two (along with his supposed lady-in-the-loo). Nevertheless, we’re always wrought with poorly-washed boxer brief grief when we learn of footballers’ family struggles, and hope Nicklas and Caroline can work some sort of custody/cash/quality time deal out soon.