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Paul Merson is set to welcome his eighth child this month with current wife Kate due to give birth.
Arsenal hero Merson, 52, is currently married to Kate having previously been wed twice before.
His first marriage with Lorraine Costin crumbled under his recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism after ten years and three children.
Merson married again to Louise, having twin girls, though they split in 2013.
Sky Sports pundit Merson already has two children with third wife Kate, who is set to give birth to their third baby.
Merson had three sons with first wife Lorraine with one of them, Sam, following his dad into football.
Sam is the youngest of the three from Merson’s first marriage with Charlie the oldest, followed by Ben.
They divorced in 2000, just three years after renewing wedding vows, wth Merson’s drug, drink and gambling addictions proving too much.
“He was my childhood sweetheart, I loved him,” Lorraine previously said.
“I never ever wanted my marriage to end. I never hated him, not once. I just felt helpless that I couldn’t help him anymore. But you can’t help someone, you can only help yourself.
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“I had just come to the end of being able to manage being with him. I had to look at my own life and where it was going and if it meant ending the marriage to him I had to do it.”
Merson’s marriage to Louise saw the pair share twin girls before the former England star found love again with Kate.
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They wed and are now set to welcome their third child, Merson’s eighth in total.
Soccer Saturday viewers were fooled into thinking the former midfielder dashed off to be by his wife’s side mid-show.
Though it turned out the ex-Aston Villa star was actually just in the toilet as he covered Norwich’s clash with Barnsley.
- Arsenal FC
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