Real Madrid and Wales forward, Gareth Bale has reportedly called off his wedding to fiance Emma Rhys-Jones due to an ongoing family rift.
The 29-year-old, who has dated his wife-to-be since childhood, was due to tie the knot in Italy this summer in a star-studded ceremony.
Plans have been shelved for at least another year, however, which The Sun of London reporting that the decision is down to concerns regarding Bale’s fiance’s dad.
Martin Rhys-Jones allegedly fell out with his daughter after moving in with a Russian florist half his age shortly after being released from a US jail, where he was serving six years for a £2m international fraud, and the pair wants things to die down before getting married.
A source is quoted by the publication as saying: “There’s so much family turmoil right now. They are still very much in love but they’ve had a lot of issues to deal with.”