Former footballer Gary Lineker and his ex-wife Danielle Bux showed that they are still the best of friends as they jetted off to Ibiza almost a decade after divorce. Gary Lineker and his ex-wife Danielle Bux appeared to be in high spirits as they made the most of the warmer weather on the Spanish island.
The former husband and wife were married between 2009 and 2016 before they made the decision to split but have remained on amicable terms. While they enjoyed the sun, the couple were accompanied by Danielle’s daughters, Ella, 21, and Romy, five.
Gary wore a matching coloured t-shirt while completing his look with a pair of stone-coloured shorts as they relaxed on sun loungers. Danielle’s youngest daughter, Romy, whom she shares with her husband, American lawyer Nate Greenwald, seemed to be relishing the sunshine, as Danielle shared a snap on Instagram.
Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “They looked so relaxed in each other’s company. They have rewritten the rulebook on how a divorced couple can get on. They clearly still get on well.”
Gary has never shied away from discussing his friendship with Danielle and previously told the Mirror: “We still speak three times a day, we text all the time.” The former Tottenham star, who has four sons – George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus – with his ex-wife Michelle Cockayne, also revealed that he and Danielle split as he didn’t want any more children.
He explained that Danielle’s “body clock started ticking” and she had an “urge” to have more children. Speaking on Gabby Logan’s The Mid-Point podcast, he said: “In the end, we decided to stay mates and see if she can find someone who really does want another child. That happened, and he is a really good friend of mine now. I know it’s unusual, but it’s a lot better than falling out.”
Father of four, Gary continued: “Ultimately, she didn’t want me to do something that I didn’t really want deep down, and I didn’t want to stop her from doing something that she really wanted deep down. We just came to a logical, sensible relationship, and it has worked, it’s great. We don’t argue anymore either.”