It has been reported that Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart has split from his wife Sylvie van der Vaart after an alleged punch-up after their New Year’s Eve party. Rafael is said to have hit Sylvie and has now apologised to his wife for being such a fool.
The couple have now decided to split and Rafael told a German newspaper, “It was very foolish of me. I’m an idiot. I’m very sorry. It should never have happened. I am very sad that it did not work with us. We are the culprits. Sylvie alone and I have to answer for it, that our marriage does not work.”
Meanwhile, Sylvie admitted that she has forgiven him for the attack but states that they have drifted apart, “We have unfortunately drifted apart over time. It was a gradual process that was not easy to stop. Even though it sounds weird, we still love and respect each other.”
Sylvie van der Vaart and Rafael van der Vaart have been together for many years and were married in 2005, before then welcoming their son a year later. In 2009, Sylvie was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy to battle the disease.