The three children have been staying with Ighalo’s estranged wife, Sonia in the United Kingdom after he left Watford to play for China’s Changchun Yatai in 2017. Then, he used to visit them whenever he was on break until his marriage with Sonia hit the brick wall in 2020.
Odion Ighalo reunited briefly with them when he joined Manchester United on loan from China’s Shanghai Shenhua in 2020.
Since he joined Saudi Arabia’s side, Al Shabab in 2021, he and the kids were not able to see each other until recently. Ighalo took to his Instagram story earlier this week to share pictures showing his two sons and daughter hanging out with him in Saudi Arabia.
Why Odion Ighalo has been distant from his wife Sonia and his three children
Odion Ighalo and his wife, Sonia, have been separated for a while for an unknown reason. Some believed that the footballer had to end his union with Sonia because she taunted him over the death of his sister in 2020.
Others have been speculating that Sonia was not faithful to her marriage because the footballer was not always around for her due to his football career.
Even though they have been staying apart for over one year, Sonia has never stopped insisting that she is legally married to the footballer.
Latest happening between Ighalo and Sonia
Recently, Sonia took to her Instagram story to reveal that Odion Ighalo has welcomed two children from two baby mamas even though her marriage with the footballer was not officially over.
Sonia went on to reveal that one of the baby mamas who gave both for Ighalo dragged the footballer to court for failing to pay her child support.
Based on the Instagram post of the Nigerian lady, she and Ighalo might soon commence a process to legally end their marriage.
“Congrats Ighalo on the arrival of your baby (Feb) I just dey receive court email”, Sonia wrote. “We don many ah father Abraham. Still, one legally married wife. 2 baby mamas and some slay queens still dey fight to enter. Y’all dey ment. Adesuwa you are doing well.”
Who is Odion Ighalo’s current girlfriend?
Since Odion Ighalo is still legally married to Sonia even though they have been separated for over a year, there is no official confirmation that he is in a relationship.
However, his estranged wife has alleged that the footballer has fathered two children out of wedlock, an allegation the footballer is yet to debunk.
As of June 2021, Odion Ighalo was said to be in a relationship with Caroline Brooks, popularly known as, Carolinedxb. She is an American social media influencer that lives in Saudi Arabia, where the footballer currently plays.
Amid that, the speculation that Odion Ighalo went on a “romantic date” with a Nigerian movie actress, Lilian Esoro emerged.
Despite all these speculations, the footballer is yet to officially flaunt any lady as his lover or baby mama.
What is the net worth of Odion Ighalo?
Odion Ighalo has been playing professional football since 2005 which means that he has been earning good money for a long time.
The 32-year-old Nigerian striker has played for top clubs like Udinese, Granada, Watford, China’s Shanghai Shenhua, Manchester United, and now Al-Shabab FC of Saudi Arabia.
His involvement with all these clubs and endorsement deals have earned him an estimated net worth of 16 billion Naira ($38.8 million).
According to reports, Odion Ighalo currently earns £2.5 million per year as a player in Saudi Arabia Professional League. This means that he currently earns £49,000 per week.