Who Is Michelle Cockayne? Ex-Wife Of Gary Lineker

by doveclove Sun Mar 06 2022 Updated On Sat Mar 19 2022
Who Is Michelle Cockayne? Ex-Wife Of Gary Lineker

Michelle Cockayne is the ex-wife of English former footballer and current sports broadcaster Gary Lineker

She has four children with her ex-husband Gary. She was born in the year 1966

She is the daughter of Roger and Julia Cockayne. She is an English citizen by her nationality. 

Michelle Cockayne with her ex-husband Gary Lineker
Michelle Cockayne with her ex-husband Gary Lineker   Source: Hello Magazine

Marriage And Children

Gary had been married two times. His first marriage was with Michelle.

The couple happily tied the knot in 1986. They had four children together. The names of their children are George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus.

They ended their marriage in 2006

After that, he started dating Danielle Bux and got married in 2009.

They stayed as husband and wife for nine years and later got divorced. 

Michelle Cockayne with her Children
Michelle Cockayne with her Children  Source: Instagram

Who Is Gary Currently Dating?

After ending his second marriage, there were rumors that Gary started dating Gizzi Erskine, a chef in 2019. 

But both of them denied saying that they had nothing between them. 

As of 2022, he is living a single life.

About Her Ex-Husband 

Gary is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster born on 30 November 1960

He was born to his parents Margaret and Barry Linekar in Leicester, England

In 1976, he joined the Leicester City club to begin his career. He played for different clubs. He finally retired from football in 1994

After he ended his football career, he started as a media person. He did football coverage and many more. 

He has shown his presence in TV series named Ted Lasso as an actor.

Gary Lineker with trophy
Gary Lineker with trophy Source: Instagram 


Michelle was born in 1966, and her current age is 56 years old.

Net Worth 

The net worth of Gary is 30 Million euros. His source of income comes as being a sports broadcaster.

The average income of a sports broadcaster is $62,704 per year.

Ex-Husband Is Scared Of A Disease

Michelle's ex-husband Gary was a brilliant football player of his time. 

He has scored many goals and set many records. But he is now scared that he might have dementia. 

He had scored many header goals and had practiced heading a lot. 

But now, scientists have discovered that continuous heading the ball can cause dementia and damage people's brains at a late age. 

Passing through many headers, he is now scared about the disease. 

He also wants heading removed from football and has been appealing to the authority not to allow players to do the header.

Michelle Cockayne with her parents and children
Michelle Cockayne with her parents and children  Source: Instagram

Did Gary Save A Player's Career?

Sophie Scargill, the captain of Doncaster Rovers Belles, got herself injured during a match. 

Her ligament got ruptured, and she needed surgery for recovery. 

But she had some financial issues which were coming in between her surgery. 

She decided to raise a fund for her surgery. She needed £5000 for her surgery. 

She thought her career would end due to her financial problems. 

But fortunately, Gary got to know about her condition. Hence he helped her by providing money. 

This financial support enabled her to get her surgery done successfully.

Gary Doesn't Prefer To Cook Food 

Gary is a brilliant player of his time, and he is still connected to the football industry. 

He was phenomenal at scoring goals, but cooking was not made for him. 

Gary used to cook and was interested in cooking before an incident took off. 

He was once cooking in his kitchen in 2019 when suddenly he burnt his three fingers. It was a painful incident as he got a blister on his fingers. 

He didn't reveal what happened in the kitchen, but his injuries were horrible. He went to the doctor afterward. 

The doctor told him not to pop up his blisters which could increase the pain and chances of infection. 

He posted his injury on his social media and received lots of good wishes from his fans.

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