Gerrard wife dismisses split rumour
The wife of England footballer Steven Gerrard has dismissed "ridiculous" suggestions that her marriage to the Liverpool player is on the rocks.
Alex Curran, 27, hit out at gossip which was fuelled by pictures of her out and about without her wedding ring.
The Liverpool-born Wag told OK! magazine she was now keen to "set the record straight" and insisted the couple "don't even argue".
"There have been loads of rumours going around Liverpool saying that me and Steven have split up, that he's moved into a hotel and ridiculous things like that. This always comes up every couple of years," she said.
"It's funny because we were saying the other day that we've never been happier."
The model and fashion columnist insisted suggestions that her marriage was in trouble were completely unfounded, adding: "It doesn't bother me too much as long as our close friends and family know the truth - that's all that matters. "I wouldn't mind but we don't even argue."
She told the magazine the pair referred to each other as "pet" - something which began when they met.
And she said Gerrard, 29, with whom she has two children - Lilly-Ella, six, and Lexie, three - was a caring and attentive husband.
"He always plans little dinners, and if I've been out sometimes with the girls and I'm a little hungover, he'll get up with the children for me," she said. "He's really thoughtful like that."
Gerrard, who once dated Liverpudlian actress Jennifer Ellison, married Ms Curran in June 2007.