MEET I’m A Celebrity star David Ginola’s stunning missus, Maeva Denat.
The 32-year-old beauty is a model, who is 22 years younger than the former Spurs and Newcastle ace.
They were first linked together when the pair were spotted holding hands on a romantic stroll in Paris in 2016.
Two years later, they welcomed their first child.
Gorgeous Maeva was David’s rock, after he suffered a life-threatening heart attack.
And she opened up about his health concerns before arriving at Gwrych Castle.
The day Ginola met Maeva was the most life-changing of his life.
Not because he’d just met the love of his life, more that he was lucky to still be alive.
While playing a charity match in France, David collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest.
He was dead for nine minutes, until a defibrillator revived his pulse. After being rushed to hospital, surgeons performed a three hour quadruple bypass operation.
She revealed: “We met on the day he died. A mutual friend introduced us at a restaurant in Cannes. It was just after midnight and we talked and had one kiss and then he went to the charity event.
“I was back in Marseille when my friend called and said, ‘Have you heard what happened to David? What did you do with him?’
“I said, ‘We just talked and we had one kiss and then we left — that was it’.
“I was so worried about him and because I didn’t know his close friends it was hard to check on how he was doing.”
Just a few months later, David and Maeva were seen in Paris walking arm-in-arm.
That same year he divorced his first wife, Coraline – a former model and mother of his two children, Andrea and Carla.
The loved-up pair divided their time between London and the South of France, as their relationship continued to blossom.
In 2018, Maeva gave birth to their first child together – a baby daughter.
David had become a father again at 51, and he was delighted.
He wrote on Twitter: “I’m ecstatic, so very happy, just became father of a very beautiful little girl…. Je suis tellement heureux, je suis à nouveau Papa d’une très jolie petite fille.”
Over the course of the year, he would be seen in London holding the baby at various cafes playing the role of doting dad.
Maeva has already spoken out about her fears with David appearing on I’m A Celebrity.
“My biggest fear is he goes away and then something happens. I dread the thought of him not coming home,” she told The Sun.
“David’s biggest fear is he won’t live to see our daughter ever grow up and I feel the same way. It feels like there is a huge void in my life when he goes away. We miss each other so much.
“I am always worried about David’s health and what if something happens like before? I push him to take care of himself but it is a constant battle.”
In the meantime, while he’s been shivering in Wales, Maeva has been enjoying a better climate in the South of France.
She recently revealed she was on a photoshoot for clothing brand Sandcoachella.
But that won’t stop her from dialling from overseas and voting for her man.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk