Spanish football legend Iker Casillas has apparently become one of the highest profile footballers ever to come out as gay.
The Real Madrid legend enjoyed a 23 year professional career but retired in 2020 following a heart-attack during his time as a Porto player. Casillas was married and has two kids with Sara Carbonero before the pair separated last year.
“Both Sara and I feel enormously proud of the family we are and of having shared a love that has filled us with happiness during all our years together.
“Today our love as a couple takes different but not distant paths since we’ll continue together in the marvellous task of continuing to be devoted parents as we have been up until now.
“This is a well-considered decision which we have taken through mutual agreement.”
Casillas’ former Spanish team-mate Carles Puyol responded to Casillas’ tweet by saying “It’s time to tell our story, Iker.”
Casillas has not yet released an official statement confirming the news, it only appears to have been announced on his Twitter account.