MARRIED Manchester City star Yaya Toure has a secret two-year-old love child — after cheating on his wife with an ex-girlfriend.
Role model Toure, 32, abandoned Mariam Camara when she got pregnant. And she has told how he stopped giving her money to raise their child — because she refused to send him sexy selfies.
Toure, who claims he is proud to be a family man and a role model for youngsters, had a four-month affair with Mariam. After initially refusing to accept the baby boy was his, he finally agreed to stump up cash to support the child.
But yesterday Mariam told how the £230,000-a-week midfielder then cut off the money because she would not send him pictures of herself in provocative poses. And he now snubs their son, who he has seen only twice.
She said: “Whenever he sent the money there were conditions attached.
“I would have to give him something, like naked photos or photos of my bum. And if I didn’t send the photos we wouldn’t get the money.
“When I refused he stopped paying anything to his son. He wouldn’t even say hello. “It was as if his son didn’t exist. He never even wanted to speak to his son.
“These are not the actions of a nice man, a loving father.
“Yaya is a role model to thousands of young people around the world. But he doesn’t have the heart to properly care for his own son.” Toure, who has three children with wife Gineba, has previously claimed he is a devoted family man who goes out of his way to avoid women admirers.
But Mariam said the Ivory Coast captain — a devout Muslim and a strict teetotaller who shuns the man-of-the-match champagne — was the one who instigated their affair.
The pair had dated as teenagers back in the Ivory Coast. But Toure split with Mariam, now 31, when he moved to Europe to further his football career and in 2003 he married Gineba.
But in 2011, a year after Toure moved from Barcelona to Manchester City for £24million, he suddenly got back in touch with shop worker Mariam, who had moved to Paris.
She said: “I don’t know how, but he found my number and he called me.
“It was out of the blue, a total surprise. He told me that he had been thinking about me, that it had been such a long time and that he wanted to see me. “At first I didn’t want to see him. But then I thought, ‘Why not? It would be nice to be friends.’
“We spoke a lot on email and by text. Then he came to Paris. “We first met in November 2011. We had dinner and talked about old times. “I knew he was married. I knew his wife from back home. But we didn’t really talk about her.”
The old friends soon became lovers, meeting for sex in hotels and at her flat in a Paris suburb. Then around June 2012, three months after their most recent get-together, Mariam found she was pregnant.
She said: “Soon after that I told him. He immediately said, ‘I don’t think it is mine’. “He said the news didn’t interest him. He wasn’t interested in the fact that I was pregnant. “He stopped talking to me and then changed his number. “I never heard from him during the rest of the pregnancy and right up until the baby was born.”
Mariam said Toure’s insistence that the baby was not his, despite their affair, made her doubt herself.
She said: “I thought maybe I’m mad, maybe it’s not his. But I always knew in my heart it was his. “And then when I saw my son for the first time after he was born he resembled Yaya so much.”
Mariam got in touch with Toure’s family back in the Ivory Coast when her son was six months old and some agreed to help her. Toure, who is a United Nations goodwill ambassador and has reportedly been offered a similar role by Manchester City, finally agreed to cough up some money when he first met his toddler son in September 2013.
Mariam said: “I was on holiday in the Ivory Coast. I didn’t know Yaya was there as well but I saw him on TV. I saw where he was staying and went to see him with the child.
“When he saw me he said, ‘What are you doing here?’ “And I said I was there to see him about his child. “He took him, looked at him and said, ‘There won’t be a problem, I’ll talk to you again in Paris.’ ”
Mariam said it took a further three months for Toure to get in touch — and then only after pressure from family.
He also insisted that future financial aid depended on a paternity test proving he was the father of the lad, who was by now a year old. She said: “I wasn’t happy. Even though he was helping he was still demanding the test.”
He saw his son for the second time in February 2014, for the DNA test. Mariam said: “That’s the only time he’s actually come to see him.”
The test showed there was a 99.999991270957 per cent chance that the toddler, who we are not naming, was his.
Mariam said: “When he found out it was his child he said he wanted to be a good father.
“He said, ‘I haven’t got a problem with this and when I have the time I’ll come and see him.’ But he never did.
“The first week after the test, he called every day. But after that I got nothing. He was a good father for just one week.”
Mariam said she was horrified when Toure asked her to send explicit images of herself — but initially did so because she wanted the money for their son.
She said: “It was manipulative. He knew that without him we’ll struggle, so he can ask for these things. “But to ask for things like that, when it’s money for his son, it was insulting.”
Mariam said that when she subsequently refused to send any selfies Toure stopped all contact — and stopped sending money. She said: “When he was sending me the money he started asking me for things as if we were in a relationship and I didn’t want this.”
Mariam, speaking as she watched her son dribbling a football around a Paris park, added: “I just want him to look after the child.
“I want him to take responsibility. It’s not about money. He needs to see his son. But he won’t even respond to my messages.”
A spokesman for Toure declined to comment.
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