The orig­i­nal WAG who walked away


Lizzie Cundy was one of the orig­i­nal WAGs, mar­ried to foot­baller-turned-sports pun­dit Ja­son Cundy. The pair got to­gether in 1994 but sep­a­rated in 2010, and di­vorced in De­cem­ber 2012 amid ru­mours of the for­mer Chelsea player’s in­fi­delity. The glam­orous 47-year-old told best she thinks the tide is turn­ing. ‘ WAGs are fight­ing back. It’s a sign of the times that they aren’t go­ing to take it any more. ‘Be­fore, par­tic­u­larly when play­ers got into trou­ble, the wives stood by them and turned a blind eye, but they have found their voice and are talk­ing with their feet, be­cause they are walk­ing away.’ She added, ‘There has al­ways been this idea that WAGs are more in­ter­ested in keep­ing the life­style than any­thing else. They aren’t liv­ing empty, shal­low lives. The WAGs I know are very savvy. They aren’t mind­less bim­bos.’

Speak­ing of her own mar­riage, the mum-of-two ex­plained, ‘I strongly be­lieve if you can save your mar­riage, you should try to – es­pe­cially when there are chil­dren in­volved. But if, for in­stance, your part­ner is re­peat­edly get­ting caught cheat­ing, then it shouldn’t be tol­er­ated.

‘Look at Coleen – step­ping out with­out her ring on is a sign to Wayne. It’s a state­ment. She’s show­ing her strength… that it can’t be tol­er­ated. WAGs de­serve more re­spect. Foot­ballers are role mod­els and they need to show re­spect to women, to their part­ners. The days of writ­ing it off as “be­ing a lad” have gone.’

Wise words, Lizzie.


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