Published On: Tue, May 4th, 2021

Patrice Evra praises pregnant fiancée Margaux Alexandra for letting him ‘open up’

‘I am with someone where I can be myself’: Patrice Evra praises pregnant fiancée Margaux Alexandra for encouraging him to embrace his emotions as he poses for edgy shoot

Patrice Evra shared rare insight into his relationship with his pregnant fiancée Margaux Alexandra in a new interview and accompanying shoot for this week’s GQ Hype.

The former Manchester United captain, 39, praised the model, 26, for letting him ‘open up’ about his emotions as he recalled crying for the first time in nearly two decades.

Football coach Patrice, who was previously in a relationship with his wife Sandra, 39, for 25 years, confirmed his engagement last November and revealed he and the Danish beauty are expecting their first child together two months later.

‘I am with someone where I can be myself’: Patrice Evra shared rare insight into his relationship with his pregnant fiancée Margaux Alexandra

On their romance, the sportsman said: ‘Finally, I am with someone where I can be myself and open myself up. And I don’t feel like crying is a weakness, but actually that it’s a strength.’ 

The athlete is understood to have ended his 13-year marriage to Sandra in January 2020 after moving out of the family home in Paris.

The former left-back shares children children Lenny, 15, and Maona, eight, with his estranged spouse, and is set to welcome his baby boy with Margaux any day now. 

'I can open up': The former Manchester United captain, 39, praised the model, 26, for letting him embracing his emotions as he recalled crying for the first time in nearly two decades

‘I can open up’: The former Manchester United captain, 39, praised the model, 26, for letting him embracing his emotions as he recalled crying for the first time in nearly two decades

Oh baby! Football coach Patrice confirmed his engagement last November and revealed he and the Danish beauty are expecting their first child together two months later

Oh baby! Football coach Patrice confirmed his engagement last November and revealed he and the Danish beauty are expecting their first child together two months later

Estranged: The former defender was was previously in a relationship with his wife Sandra, 39, for 25 years (pictured in 2012)

Estranged: The former defender was was previously in a relationship with his wife Sandra, 39, for 25 years (pictured in 2012)

Elsewhere in the interview, Patrice touched on the controversial European Super League, which Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have since withdrawn from. 

Available now: Read the full feature online at GQ Hype now

Available now: Read the full feature online at GQ Hype now

The father-of-three said: ‘Those people don’t know about football. They don’t breathe football. They just know about numbers.

‘This is football now. I say calm down, maybe you’ve stopped it now, but in two, three, four years, we’re gonna start talking about the Super League again and it will happen.’

On standing by Micah Richards and Gary Neville’s message to tackle racism in the industry, the shared: ‘Why don’t we have the same energy, the same passion to fight against racism in football?

‘A lot of things [Gary] said were true and I agree with him. But it’s just like, maybe now people are too focused on football and not on what’s happening around it.’

‘I’ll be honest with you, saying racist is a big word. I didn’t experience racism [from the press] in England.’

Read the full feature online at GQ Hype now. 

'Those people don't know about football, they don't breathe football': Elsewhere in the interview, the sports star touched on the European Super League (pictured in 2006)

‘Those people don’t know about football, they don’t breathe football’: Elsewhere in the interview, the sports star touched on the European Super League (pictured in 2006)

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