Rachel Gray, 47, has left her husband Andy Gray, 63, pictured together at the HMV Football Extravaganza in 2008, after finding texts to a nurse and a dog breeder
Football pundit Andy Gray’s wife has left him after she found sex texts to a dog breeder and a nurse and discovered that he’d been flirting with a fellow sports presenter.
Rachel Gray, 47, who married the ex-Everton striker in 2012, is said to have returned to Solihull from their home in Qatar after finding the messages.
Sources claim that Andy was speaking with a nurse in Qatar and had ‘something ongoing’ with a dog breeder based in the North West of England, reports the Sun.
Former model Rachel is then said to have discovered that her husband had been ‘flirting’ with engaged Kate Mason, 32, who he works with at beIN SPORTS.
A source said: ‘They were not innocent messages. They were enough to make Rachel take a long, hard look at their relationship and decide it was over.
‘He was being very flirty with a female presenter too. She was engaged and told him so but he’s very persistent as we know and old habits die hard.’
Rachel is also said to have discovered that her husband had liked most of Kate’s Instagram posts.
Andy is also said to have been flirting with Kate Mason, pictured, who also presents on sports channel beIN SPORTS
Despite the split Rachel said she’s still good friends with Andy, and told the Sun on Sunday: ‘He may have a younger blonde but I honestly don’t have a bad word to say about him.’
Andy was the lead football pundit for Sky Sports but was dismissed in January 2011 after multiple allegations of sexism.
He was suspended after making controversial comments at female assistant referee Sian Massey.
However when older footage – in which he directed a lewd comment at fellow Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson – emerged, Andy was sacked.
The leaked film, which featured fellow shamed colleague Richard Keys, shows Gray asking Jackson to tuck a microphone pack down his trousers.
Andy suggestively asks Jackson: ‘Charlotte, can you tuck this [microphone pack] down here for me love… Tuck this down here.’
He and then anchor Keys were signed to talkSPORT the following month but now both work for sports channel beIN SPORTS in Doha, Qatar.