George Best's ex-wife Angie remembers the soccer legend 10 years after his death
Former Playboy Bunny Angie MacDonald-Janes recalls their time together saying that despite his boozing and womanising: "I don't regret a second of it".
Ten years after his death the ex-wife of footballing legend George Best remembers their time together - and her attempts to settle down with the infamous hard-living Belfast man.
“He was an absolute terror... but I loved him to bits," former Playboy Bunny Angie MacDonald-Janes told the Sunday People.
“There was me thinking he just needed someone to love him and cook him dinner and walk the dogs with… oh well."
She added: “It was a wonderful experience but it certainly wasn’t a normal relationship. Nothing George did was normal. I think it was meant to be and I’m glad it was because I have my son Callum.”
Angie, now 63, married Best in 1978 and had to tolerate his notorious infidelity and two-week drinking binges.
They divorced in 1986, the final straw being when she spotted him walking along a road in Los Angeles, dressed like a tramp. She drove straight past him.
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself even though it was painful. I was capable of taking on a terror like George and I’m glad I did," she said.
Adding: "I don't regret a second of it."
Angie now thinks Best's heavy drinking, which lead to his untimely death aged 59 in 2005, was caused by depression.
“It would just take over. With hindsight, I recognise it. But we didn’t know about it back then," explained Angie.
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