Jermaine Defoe has allegedly cheated on girlfriend Alexander Burke.
The Tottenham and England striker is said to have slept with 23-year-old model Laura Brown from Newcastle, according to The Sun.
The pair are said to have met first in October 2011 when Brown spent five hours in Defoe’s hotel room in Newcastle. A friend of the model said the pair kissed and cuddled on the bed, but that she went home by taxi at 1.30am, with Defoe telling her: “I respect you for that.”
The friend continued: “The next day Defoe scored in the game and texted Laura that night saying she was his lucky charm. Laura thought they were genuine friends.”
Defoe apparently made contact again weeks later and invited Brown and two friends to visit his home in Hertfordshire for a few hours. Nothing happened on that occasion, and Brown’s friend said she called Defoe “a real gentleman”.
The two were then out of contact for a while before allegedly starting up online conversations again last month and eventually sleeping together.
Brown told the newspaper: “I never planned on sleeping with him, it just happened. He texted me and said, ‘I’m in your hometown’.
“He told me he wanted to see me and messaged his room number. We chatted for a while then started cuddling and talked about watching a film.
“But as we lay on the bed he started rubbing his hands on me and we ended up having sex. The next day I felt dreadful about it. I’d asked him about Alexandra Burke and he told me it was ‘early days’.
“It now appears that they really are an item. I was shocked when I saw pictures of them together in the paper this week. And Alexandra has apparently said she is in love. I am very upset.”
Laura told a friend: “Alexandra has been pictured wearing Jermain’s Spurs shirt.
She added: “You can see girls in Newcastle clubs week after week with different footballers and I think, ‘You are so stupid’. Now I’m the stupid one.”
A spokesman for Defoe declined to comment last night.