MICHAEL OWEN is an English legend and one-time football prodigy.
Now he’s a BT Sport pundit and a racehorse owner, having given up his football boots.
He was married to childhood sweetheart Louise Bonsall, but she has tended to stay away from the limelight.
It was revealed that Owen had texted former Big Brother contestant Rebecca Jane soliciting nude photos in a shady exchange.
Who is Michael Owen’s wife Louise Bonsall?
The couple met in primary school in 1984 and became childhood sweethearts while attending Hawarden High School in Flintshire, Wales.
They became engaged on Valentine’s Day 2004 – which is also Louise’s birthday – when he proposed to her at home.
They were originally scheduled to marry at her home but decided against it due to regulations and had a small private ceremony before being blessed at her home in front of many guests.
Louise has been described as “not your typical WAG” and has a passion for horse rescue. Her home has a lot where she can keep horses and Michael keeps cars.
Known for enjoying the finer things in life, she is regularly spotted on five star vacations and in designer outfits.
Louise started riding at the age of seven when she and her brother Andrew took lessons on the weekends before her passion developed into helping out at the riding school and training friends’ horses.
What was the riding accident she had?
Louise suffered horrific injuries after a horse riding accident in 2004.
She was riding her horse Isobelle when it reared up and threw her off the seat before the horse lost its balance and landed on top of her.
Shortly before, Michael had been outside with her, but he came running back after hearing her scream.
She spent three weeks in the Countess of Chester Hospital with a back broken in two places and her hip and pelvis in five places.
This wasn’t Louise’s first major riding accident – at the age of 15 she was thrown from a horse and broke her femur – something which prompted her to temporarily give up horseback riding as a teenager.
The 2004 accident caused Louise to change her focus and instead of training dressage horses she switched to equine rehabilitation and became a patron of the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre.
How many children does the couple have and which child is on Love Island?
The couple have four children.
Daughter Gemma Rose is a contestant on Love Island 2022.
They also have James Michael, Emily May and Jessica.
Eldest Gemma was born on May 1st 2003 and they were concerned she would not be able to give birth naturally after the accident.
Aside from occasional back and hip pain, Louise made a full recovery and James followed on February 6, 2006.
Second daughter Emily May was born in October 2007 and Jessica in February 2010.
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