Beauty queen Rachelle Graham has been landed a huge blow by Newcastle footballer Papiss Cisse who left her for a holiday only to marry a volleyball player three days later.
The former Miss Newcastle, 24 says last week she kissed and waved off the Senegalese striker, 30, believing he was off to spend a month in his homeland.
But after he failed to return her texts she became worried and went online, finding a picture of her love’s wedding to sportswoman Diallo Awa, 29, at a yacht club outside Paris.
The photos of the couple’s wedding in Paris which have since surfaced show the pair visibly happy. Friends close to the former lovers say they suspect his religion and family prevented the former lovers from having a future together.
They had broken up last year after trolls abused them because it was a mixed race relationship – but recently they had started seeing each other more regularly again.
She even did a charity skydive to raise money for a community ambulance in the striker’s native Senegal.
Miss Graham told The Sun: ‘I’m hurt and disgusted to learn Papiss has got married without me knowing after we spent so much time together recently.
‘But it’s his life and if this is what he has chosen to do there is nothing much I can do about it. I just wish he had the decency to tell me first.’
Miss Graham received horrific abuse after news of her relationship with Cisse became public in 2013 and it was reported to police.
Today it appears that she has been targeted again and said that she dated the footballer because she loved him, not for his money.
She tweeted: ‘Yes I am upset and hurt as we were very close and I trusted him all these years. I had a good life before I met Papiss and I intend to get that good life back!
‘Contrary to what a lot of you think I have never needed his money – I have my own thank you – and I did not date him because of his job and fame.
‘I dated him for the same reason most people date someone and anyone who knows me and Papiss will tell you that!
‘Now it’s time for me to move on with my life and he will do the same. Everything happens for a reason’.
In 2013 trolls from around the world criticised her for being in a relationship with a black man and a bogus Twitter account was set up in Miss Graham’s name.
Cisse’s new wife is a Senegalese volleyball star and model who represents her national team and Stade Francais in Paris, where she lives.
Their families, members of his new wife’s volleyball team and dignitaries from Senegal also flew to France for the wedding last week.