Mystery surrounds wedding of Jermain Defoe and estranged ‘wife’ Donna as ‘no record of marriage can be found’

    JERMAIN Defoe’s £200,000 wedding that featured in celeb mag OK! has caused a riddle about whether it actually happened.

    The local register office has no record of him and his “bride” Donna Tierney legally getting married at the country house venue, which it normally would do.

    Jermain Defoe's wedding to Donna Tierney is at the centre of a riddle over whether it really took place

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    Jermain Defoe’s wedding to Donna Tierney is at the centre of a riddle over whether it really took placeCredit: instagram
    The footballer's wedding cost £200,000 and was featured by OK! magazine

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    The footballer’s wedding cost £200,000 and was featured by OK! magazineCredit: instagram
    Defoe was pictured without his wedding ring while on holiday in St Lucia

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    Defoe was pictured without his wedding ring while on holiday in St Lucia

    The Sun on Sunday revealed last week that the couple had split and spent Christmas thousands of miles apart.

    Their Berkshire wedding six months earlier featured over 14 pages in the mag and on the cover.

    The split came three months after we revealed former Spurs and England footie ace Defoe, 39, had sent sex texts to a nurse while “married”.

    There is also no record of any marriage in Glasgow where they were living at the time on June 4 last year.

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    A source said: “It’s all a mystery. They didn’t let the mag have their reporter and photographer at the wedding at Cliveden House.

    “Instead, they had their own photographer and sent them the pictures, and then subsequently gave an interview to a reporter.

    “But no one is aware of them actually getting married and there were no pictures in the magazine of anyone marrying them.”

    We approached Defoe for comment.

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    When we approached Donna — who has removed the pics from her social media — and asked if they actually got wed, she said: “Of course we did. I’ve heard these rumours, I don’t know where they’ve come from.”

    Former England international footballer Defoe retired from playing last year

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    Former England international footballer Defoe retired from playing last yearCredit: The FA – Getty Images
    Donna Tierney insists her wedding to Jermain Defoe was legitimate

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    Donna Tierney insists her wedding to Jermain Defoe was legitimateCredit: instagram
    There is also no record of any marriage between Jermain and Donna

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    There is also no record of any marriage between Jermain and DonnaCredit: instagram
    Defoe and Donna both spent Christmas apart - which should have been their first together as a married couple

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    Defoe and Donna both spent Christmas apart – which should have been their first together as a married coupleCredit: instagram

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