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French star Henry splits with wife

The Barcelona star, who transferred to the club from Arsenal last month, had married English model Claire in July 2003, and the pair have a two-yr-old daughter, Tea.

sports Updated: Jul 16, 2007 12:43 IST

French striker Thierry Henry has split with his wife of four years, his lawyers said in a statement.

The Barcelona star, 29, who transferred to the club from London side Arsenal last month, had married English model Claire - also known in the modelling industry as Nicole Merry - in July 2003, and the pair have a two-year-old daughter, Tea.

"Thierry is extremely saddened by the breakdown of his marriage," the statement from law firm Mishcon de Reya on behalf of Henry read late on Sunday.

"He is anxious to move on with his life and maintain the best possible relationship he can with Claire for the benefit of their daughter Tea, whom he loves very much."

"Thierry would like to stress that contrary to reports in today's press, his move to Barcelona was entirely for footballing reasons. We would ask the media to kindly respect the privacy of both parties at this difficult time."