Lote Tuquiri Caught Out With A Reality TV Star
Yesterday there was a blind item about a married rugby union star and an Irish reality TV star and today Lote Tuquiri has been outed at the sportsperson involved.
Lote Tuquiri had a steamy affair with Dr Danielle Meagher who has been on Dublin Wives and UK Celebrity Big Brother, however she ended it when she found out the marriage he claimed was in fact not over.
FOOTBALL bad boy Lote Tuqiri went to ground yesterday as revelations of his affair with an Irish television star surfaced, threatening to ruin his marriage and derail his sporting career.
The love rat rugby star flew back to Sydney late last week to save his marriage, after UK Celebrity Big Brother and Dublin Wives star Dr Danielle Meagher revealed she and the former Wests Tigers NRL winger had been involved in a brief but”steamy affair”.
Meagher, dubbed Dr Botox, claimed the month-long romance was only called off a week ago, during a tearful showdown when she discovered Tuqiri, 34, had been lying to her about his five-year marriage being over.
Tuqiri is married to Balmain psychologist Rebekka, and the couple has two young children.
There was no sign of the young family at their home yesterday, although neighbours confirmed Tuqiri had been seen at the waterfront property over the weekend.
It is understood Tuqiri, a former Wallabies player who signed a three-month contract with Ireland’s leading rugby side Leinster in September, rushed back to Sydney on Wednesday in a desperate bid to save his marriage.
Meagher simply said she was devastated. “I did not know this man was married, I’m shocked, saddened and disappointed. I have no further comment,” Meagher told The Telegraph.
Friends of Meagher have revealed that she had no idea the footballer she fell for at a Dublin nightclub was married.
Go to full story on news.com.au if you want more sordid details.
As a West Tigers fan I am pleased that Lote is not going be playing for them any more, they have enough issues as it is with fielding a competitive team which now includes Bikram Yoga in their training. Yep looking forward to another average season.