Perroncel denies Terry affair on TV
Published 11/08/2010 | 00:52
Vanessa Perroncel has given her first TV interview following her alleged affair with ex-England captain John Terry, saying she'd like to get back with former boyfriend Wayne Bridge.
The lingerie model told GMTV's Kate Garraway that "there was never any malicious intention in what I ever did".
She denied having an affair with Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy following reports about their relationship, saying that the pair were "friends".
The model, whose ex-boyfriend Bridge was a close friend of Terry and played with him for England, said of her relationship with Terry: "Friends, we were friends. That's what we were."
Asked whether she had had an affair with the married father of twins, she replied: "No, I think I made that clear. I denied that from the start but people didn't want to hear."
Asked if Terry's wife Toni Poole believed her, she replied: "Yes, I believe she did, yes."
The French underwear model denied Terry gave her money to keep quiet over the allegations, saying: "Absolutely not. I didn't take a penny from him."
Asked if she felt guilty about the fall-out from the alleged affair, she said: "I felt like it was getting out of hand, more than guilty. Because like I said, there was never any malicious intention in what I ever did."
Perroncel said of getting back together with Bridge, the father of her young son Jaydon: "It would be lovely, but you know, Wayne might not feel that way. Whether we get back together or not, you know, crazier things have happened."
Terry was sacked as England captain in February after reports about his alleged affair put pressure on England boss Fabio Capello to act.