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Thierry Henry divorce wife Claire (Nicole) Merry

The French International football player Thierry Henry has been granted a divorce from English wife Nicole Merry (Claire).

Thierry Henry divorce wife Claire (Nicole) Merry After walking out on his wife Claire Merry almost two months ago, the former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been granted a divorce. The proceedings took place at the High Court's Family Division in central London, and it is expected to be one of the costliest divorces in football history. His wife Claire, a model also known as Nicole Merry, and his 2-year-old daughter Tea will get a large portion of Henry's £25 million fortune, which includes a six-bedroom home in Hampstead, north London, which the player bought for almost for £6 million five years ago. The decree nisi order was granted on the grounds of Henry's behavior, according to the court papers.

 Thierry Henry met Claire Merry during the filming of a TV commercial for Renault Clio in 2001 and a 4-year long marriage followed the 2 years of courting. Shortly after signing with Barcelona in June, Henry was quoted saying "Lots of things have changed recently and I had to get away from everything English, including my wife unfortunately. It's a very sad time for all of us, but you've got to know when to move on." Ever since , Thierry Henry has not been wearing his wedding band, a clear signal for the upcoming divorce, finalized this week.

Published on 09/03/2007

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