Tennis star and husband 'split after affair with best friend'

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Gisela Dulko and Fernando Gago, pictured here before their split.
Gisela Dulko and Fernando Gago have reportedly split. Image: Getty

Former doubles World No.1 Gisela Dulko has reportedly split with football star husband Fernando Gago after she found him in bed with her best friend.

According to reports, Dulko and Gago have separated after she walked in on him with dance school owner Veronica Laffitte.

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Argentinian journalist Cinthia Fernandez made the explosive claims this week. 

“Gisela apparently found them in her own home, in her own bed," Fernandez said on Argentine TV.

“She opened the door and there was Fernando Gago with this other woman.

Fernando Gago, pictured here during a match between River Plate and Aldosivi.
Fernando Gago ooks on during a match between River Plate and Aldosivi. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

"They got married 10 years ago and have three children. They always kept a low profile.

“They separated because of his unfaithfulness. He cheated on her with her best friend.

“That group of friends were mums at their kids’ school. Gisela has changed them to a different school.”

Gago, who retired from professional football last November, recently stepped down as manager of Club Atletico Aldosivi after six-consecutive defeats.

According to local reports, the affair allegations played a part in Gago's decision to resign.

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The 35-year-old played 61 games for Argentina from 2007 to 2017, representing his country at the 2008 Olympics and 2014 World Cup.

He made 92 appearances for Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in a senior career of 298 games across 16 years.

Dulko reached a career high of World No.26 in singles and won four titles on the WTA tour.

The 36-year-old was more known for her doubles career in which she reached World No.1 and won 17 titles.

Dulko won the Australian Open doubles title in 2011, as well as the WTA Finals crown in 2010.

Neither Dulko or Gago have responded to the reports, but neither has updated their social media accounts in a number of weeks.

Dulko and Gago married in Buenos Aires in 2011 when Gago was still playing for Real Madrid.

They have three young children aged three, six and eight.

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