‘Eng­land footie ace says help others in virus cri­sis... but shuns love child’

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FOOT­BALL hero Kyle Walker is fac­ing claims he’s shown no sup­port for the wo­man car­ry­ing his baby.

The Eng­land star this week urged play­ers to do more to help their fans in lock­down but has been ac­cused of do­ing noth­ing for dev­as­tated Lau­ryn Good­man.

ENG­LAND ace Kyle Walker has been ac­cused of fail­ing to sup­port the mother of his un­born child, we can re­veal.

Since get­ting model Lau­ryn Good­man preg­nant last sum­mer, the Pre­mier League star has been nowhere to be seen, friends close to her say.

This week Walker called on Brits to help each other dur­ing the coro­n­avirus cri­sis. But his plea was greeted with shock by the mother of his un­born baby – as, she claims, be­hind closed doors he’s of­fer­ing no help to them.

Lau­ryn, 29, last night told a pal: “I’m so con­fused. Kyle is meant to be a good per­son, so I don’t un­der­stand why he hasn’t been around to sup­port me through this, es­pe­cially in this pan­demic. I’m com­pletely baf­fled by it.”

And in a cryp­tic post on Twit­ter she said: “Al­ways make sure your side of the street is clean and al­ways do the best you can do. That way you have no re­grets!”

Manch­ester City de­fender Walker, 29, earned a wave of good pub­lic­ity last week when he made a plea for peo­ple to think of others while the virus forces ev­ery­one into lock­down.

He said: “I think it is some­thing where we have to just bite the bul­let and think about others rather than your­selves.

“We have to think about other peo­ple’s health and pro­tect­ing the el­derly and fam­ily mem­bers that can spread it.”

But he made no men­tion about the im­pend­ing birth of his fourth child, which is due later this month. He al­ready has three sons with long-term part­ner An­nie Kil­ner.

Kyle and Lau­ryn, who have been pals for eight years, had a re­la­tion­ship last sum­mer while they were both sin­gle.

And af­ter it emerged she was ex­pect­ing his baby, he vowed to be sup­port­ive through­out the preg­nancy and at­tend the birth. But since she was spot­ted in Bar­ba­dos with her bump, Lau­ryn claims, she has been left with no help from Kyle, who earns an es­ti­mated £6mil­lion a year. She says she is de­ter­mined, how­ever, not to let it af­fect her preg­nancy.

A source close to her said: “It’s been tough for Lau­ryn. When she told Kyle she was preg­nant he of­fered his full sup­port. “But there hasn’t been any and now she feels let down, es­pe­cially given she is due to give birth dur­ing a pan­demic. “You would’ve thought it would make him re­alise his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. It’s ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing.

“But she is a strong wo­man and will do right by their baby. She has a good sup­port net­work.”

Lau­ryn faces the prospect of giv­ing birth alone as hos­pi­tal rules on birthing part­ners keep chang­ing amid the virus emer­gency.

But she is de­ter­mined to make the best of her sit­u­a­tion and has been doc­u­ment­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence on so­cial me­dia. The Hove-born model has also posed for an amaz­ing new pho­to­shoot to cel­e­brate her grow­ing bump. Lau­ryn be­came preg­nant against the odds. In 2015 she was di­ag­nosed with en­dometrio­sis and poly­cys­tic ovary syn­drome. Medics told her that it meant she would never con­ceive nat­u­rally and would have to un­dergo IVF treat­ment. So when she fell preg­nant with the baby last sum­mer, it gave her the shock of her life. She found out when she had a rou­tine kid­ney scan – and was told she was 20 weeks in.

Lau­ryn’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives have made no com­ment.

Walker’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives were ap­proached for a com­ment but had not re­sponded last night.



LONG TERM PART­NER: With An­nie and one of their sons

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