The Ivorian International has come out to rubbish the disheartening rumours that sprung up on the internet that he has lost all his properties to the ex-wife after their divorce.
Somewhere in January this year it was reported Emmanuel Ebou was rendered homeless and struggling to afford 3 square meals because he had gone broke after losing every bit of his wealth to his ex-wife Aurelie Bertrand.
During an interview with Ghana’s Kofi Mensah on Empire FM, the former EPL star had the following to say about the disturbing rumours;
When [people] say Emmanuel Eboue lost everything, it’s not nice…
Because I had a divorce [case] and they [court] said my wife won, they gave her all my properties – my two houses, money and the cars that I had in England.
I wasn’t worried about it because I expected that she was going to use it to take care of my children.
When they [court] said that, I was very disappointed… To be honest, for the first time, I was very down but after that, I prayed and forgot about all of that.”
So after that, I left and returned back to Africa. I have my own properties in Africa and so I live with that.
When I hear people say Emmanuel Eboue lost everything, I laugh. I have properties in Ghana, I have properties in my home country (Ivory Coast).
I live very comfortably and I thank God. So when people keep talking and say Emmanuel Eboue doesn’t have anything, he can’t eat, doesn’t have a place to stay, it’s not true,
The 37-year-old also admitted that he battled with depression from the divorce ruling.