CATHY HUMMELS is the beautiful wife of German defender Mats Hummels – but she’s found herself in a little bit of bother over the last 12 months.
The gorgeous 31-year-old was in court in April following a claim that she had broken advertising rules on social media, and she will be heading back there again challenging a restaurant’s claim she didn’t pay her bill.
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The wife of Mats Hummels has found herself in some legal trouble in the past year[/caption]
Cathy, a lover of yoga and vegan food, has been with Mats, who returned to Borussia Dortmund in a shock £34m move Thursday, since the pair met as teenagers in Munich.
Married in 2015, the couple have a son, Ludwig, who is now one.
But January was a stressful time for the couple as Cathy found herself in court accused of owing a Dortmund restaurant €1,006.40 (£883.43) in an unpaid bill.
She had celebrated her birthday at Meisterhäuschen in 2015, but the restaurant claimed she had left without paying and took her to court.
Cathy said she paid in cash with the court stating: “One of the two sides has blatantly lied to the court and tried to deceive.”
Unfortunately for Mrs Hummels, the burden of proof was on her.
But having apparently paid in cash, Cathy had no receipts and was subsequently found guilty – she was ordered to pay back the bill, plus accrued interest.
Cathy has lodged an appeal with the case to go to another court hearing later in the year.
She told German newspaper Bild: “I can only say that I am a defender of fairness and I do not like [being accused of] such a thing.
Cathy was ordered to pay back €1,006.40 to a restaurant over an unpaid bill – but will take the case to an appeal
“I always pay my bills!”
The news follows on from two other incidents from last summer.
Danish sportswear giant Hummel accused Cathy of copyright infringement after she named her footwear line ‘Hummels’.
The company said having six of seven letters the same was too close and applied for an injunction, with a Hamburg court granting the motion.
Through a lawyer, Cathy said she will fight back against the firm, but there has been no news since on that front.
The wife of the towering centre half, who boasts more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, was also sued by the Social Association.
They claimed that paid-for advertisements on her social media account were not marked as such and were therefore misleading and gave some companies an unfair advantage.
Cathy hit back with a long message on the social network that said her fans assume anything she eats or likes or shares is an advert.
She won that case, and stated that she hasn’t received any money for her contributions.
VEGAN AND FITNESS FANATIC
Away from her legal troubles, Cathy has been a journalist and TV presenter and an advocate for a fit and healthy lifestyle.
She follows a vegetarian and sometimes vegan diet and does daily yoga and exercise.
Football runs in her blood, with her grandfather a former vice-president of 1860 Munich.
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While on holiday her and Mats share a “common hobby” of exercising, “because we share a passion for sports”.
Cathy once appeared on German TV show ‘Let’s Dance’ – but broke a rib during training.
Along with Mats, the couple own a string of luxury villas in Croatia that they rent out.