The former Premier League footballer was already married in the UK to a woman named Madah, with two children when he traveled to his native Cote’Ivoire and married another wife named Doukrou Laeticia. He also had a child with a mistress named Nkosiphile Mpofu. The three women plus some more have been battling over Cheick Tiote
Cheick Tiote, 28, who earns £45,000 a week playing for Newcastle United, reportedly wed Laeticia Doukrou in a traditional ceremony earlier this month, saying taking another wife was ‘nothing unusual’ given he is a Muslim.
But news of the second wedding came as a surprise to his first wife, Madah, 25, who is said to have only found out about it on Facebook. Madah, who lives with Tiote and their two children in a £1.5m house in a village outside Newcastle, reportedly fainted with shock when she saw the photographs of her husband marrying another woman.
According to Ivorian news website iMatin, Madah wasn’t aware of her husband taking a second wife, and found out about it through social media.
They reported that she fainted when she saw the photos of her husband marrying another woman – whose name she did not know – on Facebook.
The first Mrs Tiote (pictured above with the footballer) is now said to have forgiven her husband, but his 33-year-old Zimbabwean mistress, Ms Mpofu, is believed to have recently ended her three-year affair with the footballer after he allegedly promised to make her his wife.
While she was said to have been ‘comfortable’ with his being married, she apparently decided to call the relationship off because he ‘used me like a mop’.
Ms Mpofu was pictured earlier this week leaving a Waitrose store in the village where Tiote lives with his family, with her son by the footballer, Rafael.