Football boss Chris Coleman’s estranged wife today reveals he is evicting her and their four children while planning his marriage to a Sky Sports beauty.
Furious Belinda is now frantically looking for a new home as the Wales manager parades his pregnant new love, Charlotte Jackson, in a gushing celebrity magazine interview.
Belinda, 49, has been given two months to leave the two bedroom flat she shares with Sonny, 21, Christy, 19, Faraday, 16 and Georgie, 14, as 44-year-old Coleman liquidates his two businesses to pay debts of more than £500,000.
She has always remained loyal to the 44-year-old former Blackburn and Fulham star, even after their split over his serial cheating in 2011.
But the timing of the article in OK! about his new life with presenter Charlotte just as Belinda was told to quit her home has proved the final straw.
Today she lifts the lid on how their dream marriage turned into a nightmare. And how his flings led to their split after 19 years together.
Belinda says: “I’d like to wish Chris and Charlotte the best. I’d like people to believe I am not bitter about our relationship ending.
“But I am upset the children and I are losing our home while Chris lives in a four bedroom house, and excitedly talks about his new baby. It’s time he remembered about our children and not just the unborn one.
“Obviously, Chris did provide us with an amazing lifestyle. We had lovely cars and a seven-bedroom home. But the timing of this article is really insensitive.”
In the interview, Coleman tells how he met “gorgeous” presenter Charlotte, 36, two years ago and how he plans to marry her next May. Charlotte, 36, says she wants “more than one baby”.
But Belinda, who claims they still going through a divorce from Coleman, has a warning for her. “He’s an adulterer and I just became bored of his indiscretions,” she says.
“His affairs were into double figures. And I’d even confronted three or four of the women. I never ranted at them. I just told them they weren’t the first and they wouldn’t be the last.
“And I told him if he wanted to be with them, he should just walk out and leave us alone to get on with our lives.”
Belinda, who once famously hid a tracker in Coleman’s car to catch him out when he was Fulham manager, says the first time she caught him was the worst. “I don’t think I ever forgave him,” she says.
After that, it became almost routine as she fought to keep the marriage going. “I wanted to keep the family together,” she says. “I didn’t want my children growing up in a broken home.
“I put the tracker in the car because I’d been told he was having affairs with four different women then. I’d always be finding his mobile bills with loads of late night texts. When I confronted him all he could ask was how had I found out. He just wasn’t very good at hiding it.”
She once caught him with a girl when he was manager at Coventry and staying in a flat there. Belinda says: “It was a good job I didn’t have a key. But he had to let me in and there she was.
“Chris was sloppy, too. He’d leave his phone with messages on, or there would be lipstick on his collar. Once our cleaner, found a SIM card in his trousers he’d been using to phone his mistress. That had some really explicit stuff on it.
“Another time he said he had lost his work phone. I rang it and there it was. He’d obviously tried to keep it hidden as an affair phone.
“He’d make me out to be paranoid. But, in fact, I was the one covering for him. I’d get calls from journalists asking me about this or that girl but I’d take the bullets and stick by him.
“I’d swap notes with the wives of other players who told me what was going on. I remember getting a call from one player’s wife asking if her husband was staying over and then asked if Chris was there. And when I told them he wasn’t, she screamed, ‘then where the f*** are they?’
“I phoned Chris once to have the phone picked up by his mate who didn’t know it was me ringing.
“I pretended to be a girl called Maria, just a random name I’d picked. His pal, bless him, said, ‘Oh, yes, Chris has told me all about you’. When he passed the phone to Chris, I said, ‘your mate has dropped you right in it’.
“It would be comical if it wasn’t so sad. The fact is they’re all at it. Footballers.”
Belinda says Chris has even warned his own daughters about them.
She says: “He’s told them to stay away from them, which is ironic. But to be fair to him, he sat them down and admitted his cheating, saying he was so young when we were married.”
The fling that broke Belinda came when Chris was about to leave the country to manage a Greek team and had gone back to Wales to say goodbye to his parents.
Belinda says: “He said he was staying with them but then I got a call from a hotel in Swansea. He had left without paying his minibar bill.”
When he returned to their Surrey home, Belinda told him the marriage was over.
“I knew one day I would have to find the strength to leave him,” she says. “It’s been difficult for the children, but they’ve been brilliant despite us all living in a two-bedroom flat.
“Sonny has been sleeping on the sofa for two years, living out of a suitcase, which isn’t ideal for a 21-year-old lad with four girls around.”
The days when Belinda and Coleman met and married within seven months seem like another life.
She says: “He was playing for Crystal Palace, I think my brother earned more as a printer than he did. It was certainly pre-WAG days. We came from humble beginnings. My dad had to buy us a telly.
“It wasn’t until Chris moved to Blackburn that life became good for us. That’s when the money started to roll in.”
Belinda decided to speak out because friends said she should tell her side of the story after years of suffering.
A spokesman for Coleman said he believes the divorce is completed. He added: “He doesn’t want to comment.”
Belinda says: “I kept silent for so long, but you get to a tipping point. Hopefully he will settle down with Charlotte, but I have a sneaking feeling that in a few years time she’ll be sitting there with the baby.
“He’ll be playing away when he gets the chance. Leopards don’t change their spots, do they.”