I fear for my son, claims ‘mistress’ of John Terry
Model Vanessa Perroncel who allegedly had an affair with England captain John Terry is determined to protect her young son from the media frenzy, her publicist said last night.
Ms Perroncel, the ex-partner of Terry's England and former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge, remains at the centre of a bidding war for her story — with offers believed to be around £250,000.
But Max Clifford last night said Ms Perroncel's main concern remained her son with Bridge, three-year-old Jaydon.
The French underwear model was doing everything possible to make sure the youngster remained “unaware” of the media furore.
And the publicist added that he did not believe Ms Perroncel was in love with the England skipper.
Mr Clifford, who has been handling negotiations on Ms Perroncel's behalf, said her son was collected by his father yesterday morning and taken to his Manchester home.
“Wayne came down to pick up their little boy at about 10am. He was at the house for about five or 10 minutes before they went back to Manchester,” he said.
“Obviously the pair of them are both doing everything they can to make life as normal as possible for their son who is only three years old. He seems to be OK.”
And he said the couple, who have yet to speak out about the allegations, were going through “a very emotional time”.
“It's a horrible feeling to know you are being betrayed by a close friend. They are all going through a very bad time,” he added.
Bridge (29), who plays for Manchester City, will look after Jaydon for the next couple of days.
He and Ms Perroncel have shared childcare since their relationship ended in July.
Earlier Mr Clifford told GMTV the model was unhappy about the impact the alleged affair could be having on Terry's wife Toni and on her former partner.
“I know that she was speaking to Wayne — she speaks to Wayne all the time and obviously she is upset because he is upset,” he said.
“She's obviously upset because of the kind of way that Toni must be feeling and she's not happy really that the fact that a close friend of hers, possibly — I'm hoping today to find out who it was — has betrayed her nationally in such a horrible way.”
Mr Clifford brushed off allegations relating to further misdemeanours made in the Press.
A final decision on whether she will sell her story has yet to be made, though six media outlets have reputedly submitted bids for her take on events.