A MARRIED Premier League star is set for a court showdown over claims he fathered a love child with a stunning Brazilian hostess.
The Sun on Sunday revealed earlier this year Jaqueline Sousa, 33, says the player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is the biological father of her 14-month-old daughter.
The shameless star brazenly invited her to his stag weekend just before he got married and even texted her from his honeymoon in 2019.
Now we can disclose that a court hearing will take place on November 10 to decide paternity and how much maintenance he should pay.
Jaqueline said: “He’s known about our daughter for years – he even wanted me to get rid of her but I refused and now he will have to come to court.
“My lawyers have been sending him letters but he has not responded at all. We’ve had to send them to his club as well but there has not been a word from him.
He said he loved me and tried to reassure me the marriage didn’t mean anything.
“Yet this same player is happy to portray himself as a family man and to greet children in the crowd and give them his shirt.”
Jaqueline has received messages of support from other high profile pals of the married player, who they feel has acted “irresponsibly”.
She said: “He said he loved me and tried to reassure me the marriage didn’t mean anything.”
The player wed in summer 2019. After his honeymoon he immediately started messaging Jaqueline again.
She said: “He said his feelings for me would never change. I was truly in love with him.”
We have changed Jaqueline’s surname for legal reasons.